COVID-19 Protection Framework

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On Friday 25 March, the government updated the COVID-19 Protection Framework traffic light settings to be simpler. Its aim is to help us manage life with Omicron while reducing the impact of future outbreaks.

My Vaccine Pass

From Monday 4 April 2022, there is no requirement to use a My Vaccine Pass. After Monday 4 April 2022, businesses will still be able to use the system if they would like to.

At Red

  • There are no limits for outdoor activities, such as gatherings and events, and food and drink businesses.
  • There is a 200-person limit for indoor gatherings and events.
  • If My Vaccine Passes are not used, the gathering limits remain unchanged.
  • You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors.
  • Face mask rules remain unchanged — face masks are still required in most indoor settings.
  • There is no requirement to scan in or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.

At Orange

All of Aotearoa is now at Orange in the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

  • There is no limit for outdoor gatherings.
  • There is no limit for indoor gatherings.
  • You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors.
  • Other face mask rules remain unchanged.
  • There is no requirement to scan in or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.

At green

  • There will be no restrictions.
  • We encourage you to keep up good health behaviours.
  • There is no requirement to scan in or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.

Visit the Unite Against COVID-19 website for more information.