COVID: Operating at Red

Published on March 31, 2022

Traffic light displaying red, orange and green light.

While New Zealand remains at Red in the COVID-19 Protection Framework (the Traffic Light system), the framework has been simplified to target restrictions at those activities that reduce transmission the most. From 11.59pm Monday 4 April the government no longer requires a My Vaccine Pass to enter those venues that were previously covered by the Pass. Scanning in requirements for the vaccinated will also end. In line with these changes, from 11.59pm Wednesday 30 March a valid My Vaccine Pass is no longer required to access Council's community facilities.

Community Hub and Library Sites Under Red

Restrictions have also eased on events. While masks will remain, outdoor gathering limits have been removed and indoor gathering limits have been increased from 100 to 200.  At all levels, the testing and isolation requirements remain as they are now.

From Monday 4 March all Community Hub and Library sites will resume their normal operating hours, we may need to adapt if faced with staffing shortages due to necessary isolation. Should the Government announce any changes to the status, we'll publish updated information as soon as possible here on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

Other Helpful Information

  • Face Masks are mandatory
  • The Youth Space at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō is closed to the public but will reopen to public from 2 May 2022
  • The Mahi Space remains open as normal under the current traffic light setting
  • Hand sanitiser is provided
  • Follow the one meter physical distancing rule
  • Some programmes and resources may not be available
  • Children 14 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Indoor events and gatherings (examples of a gathering include private gatherings, weddings, places of worship and marae) are permitted under the Red setting provided the event is restricted to 200 people or less, with one metre distancing observed. Outdoor gathering limits have been removed
  • Face masks must be worn at events and gatherings. They can only be taken off to eat, drink or exercise
  • Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō and Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom Cafés remain open

Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm, Saturday, 10am - 2pm, Closed Sunday
Shannon Library: Monday to Friday, 10.00am - 12.00pm, 1.00pm - 5.00pm, closed Saturday & Sunday
Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm closed Sunday