Hospitality venues at Red

Hospitality venues, such as cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs, can open at Red. 

Key points

  • Cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs can open at Red.
  • There can be up to 200 people indoors, including children. There are no capacity limits outdoors.
  • Customers must be seated and separated from other groups indoors.
  • You must wear a face mask when going to a hospitality venue — you can take your mask off when outdoors, seated and to eat and drink, but you must wear a face mask when paying, using the bathroom and entering and exiting the venue.
  • Public-facing workers must wear face masks.
  • Takeaway businesses can open.

Capacity, service and seating

There can be up to 200 people indoors, including children. The limit does not include workers. There is no limit for outdoor venues.

  • Customers must be seated and separated from other groups indoors.
  • Nightclubs can open, but customers must be seated and separated, which means dancing is not allowed.
  • It is the responsibility of the business to ensure it complies with capacity limits based on its defined space and 1-metre physical distancing.

Food and drink service guidelines | Business.govt.nz (external link)

Face masks

  • You must wear a face mask when going to a hospitality venue — you can take your mask off when outdoors, seated and to eat and drink, but you must wear a face mask when paying, using the bathroom and entering and exiting the venue.
  • Public-facing workers must wear medical grade face masks.

Wear a face mask


Takeaway services

Food and beverage businesses that only offer takeaway, such as coffee carts and food trucks, can open.

Takeaway services should follow the rules for retail. 

Retail at Red

Guidance for customers collecting takeaways

  • Order ahead, either online or over the phone.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Prepay online, or use a contactless payment method, like PayWave.
  • If you are using cash or touch the EFTPOS machine, we recommend you wash or sanitise your hands as soon as possible.
  • You may be able to use reusable cups or containers. Check with the takeaway provider.
  • Keep apart from others while waiting in a queue.
  • Get it and go — make your visit as quick as possible.

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More information for hospitality businesses

Hospitality businesses can find more detailed information on business.govt.nz:

Food and drink service guidelines | business.govt.nz (external link)

Takeaway businesses, such as coffee carts and food trucks, can find more detailed information on business.govt.nz:

Retail guidelines | business.govt.nz (external link)

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