Updates to traffic light system, contact tracing & vaccine mandates

This morning, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that there will be some changes to our current Traffic Light system, including contact tracing, vaccine mandates, and gathering limits.

From 11:59pm on Monday 4th of April, Vaccine Passes will no longer be required. Until the 4th of April, the current restrictions remain.

The same guidelines around isolation and managing COVID-19 still apply. For more guidance visit here.

Here is a summary of the changes to the Traffic Light System, effective from 11:59pm Friday 25th March. 

Red

  • There is no requirement to scan in, or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.
  • There will be no limits for outdoor activities — such as gatherings and events, food and drink businesses, and gyms — with My Vaccine Pass.
  • There will be 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.

Orange

  • There will be no limit for outdoor gatherings.
  • There will be no limit for indoor gatherings.
  • You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors.
  • Other face mask rules remain unchanged – Remember research shows that mask wearing reduces new COVID-19 cases by 53%
  • There is no requirement to scan in or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.

Green

  • There will be no restrictions.
  • We encourage you to keep up good health behaviours.
  • There is no requirement to scan in or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.

Remember it’s important that everyone is prepared for COVID-19 and puts a plan together for both your business and home. Here is the COVID-19 Resource Toolkit which has everything you need to know.

We are also here to support you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with our advisory team if you would like further information on the Covid-19 restrictions and how they impact you. Give us a call on 0800 555 339 or email info@hazardco.com.

Please note that our HazardCo communications are guidance as per the official Government, Ministry of Health, and WorkSafe New Zealand advice.

Stay safe,

The HazardCo Team

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