Traffic Lights - Te Arawa - COVID-19 Response

Traffic Lights

The COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) provides a guide to protecting one another, keeping our health system running well and businesses open.

Aotearoa is currently at Orange setting in our traffic light system (as at July 2022).

Life at Red (Whero)

  • There are no limits for outdoor activities, such as gatherings and events, food and drink businesses and gyms with My Vaccine Pass.
  • There is a 200-person limit for indoor gatherings and events with My Vaccine Pass.
  • You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors.
  • Other face mask rules remain unchanged. Face masks are still required in most indoor settings.
  • You don’t need to scan in and businesses don’t need to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.

Life at Orange (Kāraka)

  • 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.
  • You don’t need to scan in and businesses don’t need to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.

Life at Green (Kākāriki)

  • There is no restrictions.
  • We encourage you to keep up good health behaviours.
  • You don’t need to scan in and businesses don’t need to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.

Marae Guidelines

This guidance outlines the minimum constraints on gatherings held at marae under the red and orange traffic light settings of the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

Marae will decide whether to allow gatherings or those that are unvaccinated on marae. Restrictions will apply depending on the vaccine status of individuals or roopu (groups), followed by hygiene and cleaning practices in line with the public health guidance.