New Zealand has shifted to the Red Light settings detailed in the country’s Covid Protection Framework. This means that the health system is expecting to be facing an unsustainable number of hospitalisations due to uncontained community outbreak of the COVID virus, particularly the latest omircon variant.
How does this affect me? It means that you:
- need to ensure you are scanning or manually checking-in at retail and other locations.
- must wear a face covering on flights, public transport, in retail stores and public venues. Face coverings are also recommended when leaving home.
- can attend public facilities and maintain one-metre social distancing.
- can visit shops, which have capacity limits and one-metre social distancing.
- are encouraged to work from home.
- or your children can attend schools, early childhood centres, which can remain open with restrictions.
- can attend small outdoor community events. Larger events such as festivals are on hold.
If you have a vaccine certificate, you can also:
- attend gatherings, weddings, funerals up to 100 people with one-metre social distancing.
- attend onsite tertiary education, with capacity restrictions based on one-metre social distancing compliance.
- host/attend indoor or outdoor events limited to 100 people with one-metre social distancing.
- attend gyms, hairdressers or close contact businesses, limited to 100 people with one-metre social distancing.
If you are not vaccinated, you can
- do contactless pickup for hospitality F&B.
- attend gatherings, weddings, funerals limited to 25 people.
- do distance learning for tertiary education.
- not attend gyms, hairdressers or close contact business.
- not attend events, indoors or outdoors.
More information on New Zealand’s Covid Protection Framework can be found on the Unite Against Covid website.