Red Setting for Sport & Recreation

Following on from the Prime Ministers announcement today, all of New Zealand will transition into the Red Setting under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) as of 11.59pm Sunday 23 January.

Red is designed to protect at-risk people and the health system from an unsustainable number of hospitalisations.

So what does Red look like?
🌳All outdoor parks, fields and playgrounds can open for use. You can use playground equipment and benches in public spaces.
🏋️‍♀️Gyms can open if vaccine passes are checked.
1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣At gatherings where Vaccine Passes are used, there can be up to 100 people.
2️⃣5️⃣At gatherings where Vaccine Passes are not used, there can be up to 25 people.
🏊‍♀️Public facilities like council-owned swimming pools can open subject to capacity limits.
⚽️Sports and recreational facilities can open but will need to consider specific additional rules that may apply for the commercial premises (eg. cafes).
↔️If a business, event or organisation does not wish to request proof of vaccination, they will usually have to operate within more strict limits on capacity and space requirements.
📱Record keeping and scanning of the COVID-19 Tracer App is required
😷Face coverings are mandatory on flights, public transport, in taxis, retail, some education settings, and public venues. Face coverings are encouraged whenever you leave the house.
🥵You should stay home if you are unwell and call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5433 for advice about getting tested.
🔴The Red Setting does effect some of our upcoming events, we will send out specific communications around each event shortly.

Sport New Zealand have developed resources to help guide the sport and recreation sector.

For more information on gathering limits, checking vaccine passes and events at Red, click here.

Settings guidance and more detail about each setting can be found here.

You can find the Unite Against COVID-19 general framework here.

If you’re needing guidance or more understanding on how this effects you in the sporting and recreation sector, please connect with us so we can try our best to help.

We will share any resources and updates as they come through.



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