COVID-19 Restrictions and Guidance – from 14 April 2022

Change to Orange COVID traffic light setting

At 11:59pm on Wednesday 13 April 2022, all of New Zealand moves to Orange. Supporting this, the Unite against COVID-19 website published various rules and recommendations. Below are extracts from the information published that could be interpreted as having relevance to tango events, gatherings or activities:

Sport and recreation can go ahead

Indoor and outdoor sport events can go ahead at Orange.
This includes community and professional sport.

Indoor and outdoor recreation facilities can open. This includes gyms, dance studios, ice skating rinks, playgrounds and outdoor exercise classes.

There are no capacity limits indoors or outdoors.

Events at Orange

Events can go ahead and public facilities can open at Orange.
* Controlled-access events can go ahead.
* Public facilities can open.
* There are no limits to how many people can attend an event or public facility.
* You must wear a face mask indoors at public facilities, except swimming pools.
* You do not need to wear a face mask at an event, either indoors or outdoors.

Outdoor community gatherings

Outdoor community gatherings that are open to the public and do not require tickets or registration must follow the rules for gatherings.
* There is no limit for indoor or outdoor gatherings.
* You do not need to wear a face mask at a gathering, but it is encouraged.
* Workers and volunteers at gatherings must wear face masks — unless they are exempt.

Serving food and drink
You can serve food and drink at your gathering.

People serving or handling food must wear face masks.

If your gathering is at a hospitality venue — for example, at a restaurant — you need to follow the hospitality advice.

If you have exclusive use of a hospitality venue, then you do not need to follow the hospitality advice.

Face masks
You do not need to wear a face mask when attending a gathering, but it is encouraged.

Workers and volunteers at gatherings must wear face masks — unless they are exempt.

Performers and formal speakers do not need to wear a face mask when performing or speaking. They should wear face masks when not performing or speaking.

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