Hospitality venues at Red

Hospitality venues, such as cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs, can open at Red, with My Vaccine Pass restrictions. 

Key points

  • Cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs can open at Red, with My Vaccine Pass restrictions.
  • There can be up to 100 people, including children.
  • Customers must be seated and separated from other groups.
  • Public-facing staff must wear face coverings.
  • Takeaway businesses can open.
  • If a hospitality business chooses not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, it can open for takeaway only. 

Hospitality venues with My Vaccine Pass

Cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs with My Vaccine Pass restrictions can open at Red.

There can be up to 100 people, including children. The limit does not include workers.

My Vaccine Pass requirements

  • Only people with My Vaccine Pass are allowed to enter the premises. This includes delivery drivers, and people who are picking up their own takeaway orders.
  • My Vaccine Pass may be checked at the door, or inside the venue.
  • A business can look at your My Vaccine Pass or use the NZ Pass Verifier App to verify it.
  • Children under the age of 12 years and 3 months do not need to provide a My Vaccine Pass to enter.

Face masks

  • Customers should wear a face mask except when eating and drinking.
  • Public-facing staff must wear face masks.

Wear a face mask

Scan in or keep a record of where you go

  • Scan the QR code or keep a record of where you go. This will help with contact tracing for any cases in your community.

Capacity, service and seating

  • Customers must be seated and separated from other groups.
  • 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)

Hospitality venues without My Vaccine Pass

If a hospitality business chooses not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, it can open for takeaway only and should follow the rules for retail. 

Retail at Red

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. This includes businesses without My Vaccine Pass that can only provide takeaway services.

Retail at Red

Guidance for customers collecting takeaways

  • Order ahead, either online or over the phone.
  • Wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home.
  • Prepay online, or use a contactless payment method, like PayWave.
  • If you are using cash or touch the EFTPOS machine, wash or sanitise your hands as soon as possible.
  • Keep apart from others while waiting in a queue.
  • Sign-in using the NZ Covid Tracer app.
  • Get it and go — make your visit as quick as possible.
  • If you do not have My Vaccine Pass you must collect your takeaways in a contactless way, and must not go inside.

Keep up healthy habits to protect us

Even though we are a highly vaccinated country, COVID-19 can still spread in our communities. Slow the spread of the virus by keeping up healthy habits.

Keep up healthy habits

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)

When you are ready to check your customers' and visitors' My Vaccine Pass with the NZ Pass Verifier app, you can display these posters to let everyone know.

Download My Vaccine Pass posters

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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