COVID-19 update

Wellington is currently at Orange under the traffic light system. Other parts of the North Island are also at Orange and some, including Auckland, are at Red. The whole South Island is at Orange.

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At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. Learn what we all need to do.

How we protect each other

At Orange, people can continue to do everyday activities. There are restrictions to limit the spread of the virus and protect vulnerable people. But you can go to work, school, gyms, church, restaurants, and many more places.

Most businesses can open with no restrictions on numbers if they choose to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, and only allow fully vaccinated people to enter.

If they choose not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, there will be limits on the number of people who can be in a venue at one time.

Gatherings and visits, such as at home, church, and sport locations, can go ahead at Orange, with restrictions.

You can travel around New Zealand and stay at accommodation at Orange.

As for overseas travel, the New Zealand Government’s advice is for New Zealanders not to travel at this time. Many borders around the world are closed to people who are not citizens and permanent residents of that country.

Entry to New Zealand from all countries remains strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Quarantine-free travel to Australia is suspended. Quarantine-free travel to Rarotonga is currently paused.

My Vaccine Pass

You are legally required to provide your My Vaccine Pass to enter places that have vaccination requirements in place under the traffic light system. This may include hospitality venues, events, gatherings and gyms.

You cannot be asked to provide your My Vaccine Pass to access basic needs services, such as supermarkets, public transport, and essential health care.

Important websites

For up-to-date information about traffic light system, community cases, and getting tested, visit the New Zealand Government COVID-19 website.

For up-to-date visa and travel information visit Immigration New Zealand’s website.

For more details on managed isolation and quarantine.

It is recommended that you follow the Ministry of Health’s guidelines, public health measures and consider others around you.

Information about traffic light system for New Zealand.

Protect yourself and others

There are a few simple steps that will help to protect you and others:

  1. Maintain good hygiene - keep up basic hygiene measures, including washing your hands using soap and water for at least 20 seconds and drying thoroughly, coughing or sneezing into your elbow, and keeping surfaces clean.
  2. Wear a face-covering - we encourage you to wear a face-covering when you leave the house. For more information on when face-coverings are mandatory, see the COVID-19 website.
  3. Contact tracing - everyone over the age of 12 legally must keep a record of where they have been when visiting certain places so contact tracing can happen quickly. Businesses legally must display the NZ COVID Tracer QR code poster.
  4. Get tested - if you have cold, flu, or COVID-19 symptoms - tests are free
  5. Vaccinations - the COVID-19 vaccination programme continues.
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Major events and business events in Wellington

Public and private gatherings can go ahead at Orange.

If you would like help in regards to a future major event, please contact our Major Events team and we’ll assist you as much as we can.