Recreation at Red

Indoor recreation facilities can open at Red with restrictions. Outdoor recreation can go ahead.

Travel for recreation

You can travel for recreation — including overnight camping trips and trips to your bach or holiday home.

Travel at Red

Gyms and indoor recreation facilities

Gyms and indoor recreation facilities, such as dance studios, yoga studios, health clubs, bowling alleys and ice skating rinks, can open if they choose to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements.

With My Vaccine Pass

If the facility chooses to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, only people with My Vaccine Pass are allowed to be there. Children under the age of 12 years and 3 months do not need to provide a My Vaccine Pass to enter places with a vaccination requirement.

Gyms and indoor recreation facilities can have up to 100 people based on 1-metre distancing in a single defined space at any time.

Without My Vaccine Pass

A facility cannot open if it chooses not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements.

Public recreation facilities

Public recreation facilities will follow the guidelines for public facilities.

Public facilities at Red

Swimming pools

Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms can open but with restrictions.

With My Vaccine Pass

If you want to go to a private facility that chooses to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, only people with My Vaccine Pass are allowed to be there.

They can have up to 100 people based on 1-metre distancing at a time.

Learn to swim classes can continue. Participants in these classes do not have to physically distance, but all other swimmers should keep a 1 metre apart from people they do not know.

Without My Vaccine Pass

A private facility such as a swimming pool at a gym cannot open if it chooses not to follow vaccine pass requirements.

Public swimming pool

If you want to visit a public swimming pool, then you must follow the rules for public facilities.

Public facilities at Red

Outdoor exercise classes

Outdoor exercise classes can go ahead at Red with restrictions.

With My Vaccine Pass

If the business organising the class chooses to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, only people with My Vaccine Pass are allowed to be there. There can be up to 100 people present, based on 1-metre distancing.

Without My Vaccine Pass

If the business organising the class chooses not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, the classes will be limited to 25 people based on 1-metre physical distancing

They can be a mix of people with and without My Vaccine Pass.

The limit includes children under the age of 12, but does not include staff.

Outdoor recreation facilities

Parks, playgrounds, sports grounds and other outdoor recreation facilities such as skate parks can open to everyone.

Private clubs such as golf or tennis clubs that are not members-only indoor exercise facilities, can choose to restrict their facilities to vaccinated people only. Contact your local club to find out how they are operating.

Physical distancing is strongly encouraged.

If you are holding an event or a gathering at an outdoor recreation facility, follow the rules for:

Face coverings at Red

Face coverings help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

There are some places when you must wear a face covering.

We recommend you wear a face covering whenever you leave your home.

When to wear a face covering

Keep up healthy habits to protect us

Even though we are a highly vaccinated country, COVID-19 can still spread in our communities.

To slow the spread of the virus, and continue to help protect you, your whānau, and your community, it is important to keep up the healthy habits we know.

  • Regularly wash and thoroughly dry your hands or use hand sanitiser.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow.
  • Keep your distance from people you do not know.
  • Clean or disinfect shared surfaces often.
  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and get a test.

Keep up healthy habits

More information for recreation businesses

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

Entertainment, recreation and exercise guidance | 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

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