Sport at Red

You can attend sports events and play sport at Red, with My Vaccine Pass restrictions.

Outdoor community sports

Outdoor community sport, like organised social touch rugby, can go ahead at Red, with restrictions.

With My Vaccine Pass

If a venue for outdoor community sport 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.

There can be up to 100 people based on 1-metre distancing in a defined space at the venue at any time. 

As there can be multiple defined spaces, this means:

  • you can have multiple groups of spectators — they need to be 2 metres from any other group, and
  • multiple games running at once — they must be 2 metres away from other groups.

The capacity limit does not include staff at the venue.

Without My Vaccine Pass

If a venue for outdoor community sport chooses not to operate with My Vaccine Pass requirements, there can be up to 25 people in a defined space at the venue at any time.

For example, a game of cricket with 11 players each side can go ahead. A group of spectators up to 25 people can be watching from the sidelines. Spectators should remain 2 metres apart from players.

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

The limit does not include staff at the venue. 

At a controlled-access event

If you are playing in or watching a controlled-access event, then you must follow the rules for events. They involve ticketing, registration or another way to control access. They can be held either at a commercial or private venue.

Events at Red

Indoor sport

Organised indoor sport, for example at a stadium or indoor arena, can go ahead at Red with restrictions. 

With My Vaccine Pass

If a venue for indoor sport 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.

There can be up to 100 people based on 1-metre distancing, in a defined space at the venue at any time. 

As there can be multiple defined spaces, this means:

  • you can have multiple groups of spectators — they need to be 2 metres from any other group, and
  • multiple games running at once — they must be 2 metres away from other groups.

Without My Vaccine Pass

If an indoor sports venue chooses not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, there can be up to 25 people in a defined space at the venue at any time.

For example, a game of netball can go ahead. A group of spectators up to 25 people can be watching from the sidelines. Spectators should remain 2 metres apart from players.

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

The limit does not include staff at the venue.

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 sports clubs and event organisers

Sporting event organisers can find more detailed information on business.govt.nz:

COVID-19 Protection Framework | business.govt.nz (external link)

Sports clubs can find more detailed information on sportnz.org.nz:

COVID-19 overview | sportnz.org.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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