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All of New Zealand is moving to Orange

At 11:59pm on Wednesday 13 April 2022, all of New Zealand moves to the Orange setting of the traffic light system.

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Life at Orange

Updated 6:00 pm, 13 April 2022

At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system. Learn what we all need to do.

  • At Orange, you can continue to do everyday activities, but we need to protect our vulnerable communities.
  • You must wear a face mask in many indoor locations. You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors.
  • You can visit cafes and bars, attend gatherings and events, and go to the hairdresser and gym. There are no capacity limits or distancing requirements at venues.
  • Workplaces and schools can open.
  • To protect yourself, your whānau and your community, keep up healthy habits.

Learn more information about life at Orange here

Face masks at Orange

Updated 6:00 pm, 13 April 2022

You must wear a face mask:

  • on domestic flights
  • on public transport, this includes Cook Strait Ferries but does not include passengers within their allocated carriage on specified Kiwirail services or when you are on a ship that does not have an enclosed space for passengers
  • at indoor arrival and departure points for domestic flights and public transport
  • if you are aged 12 years or over on Ministry of Education funded school transport and public transport
  • in taxis or ride share vehicles
  • inside a retail business, for example supermarkets, shopping malls, pharmacies, petrol stations, and takeaway food stores
  • inside public facilities, such as museums and libraries, but not at swimming pools
  • at a vet clinic
  • visiting the indoor area of a court or tribunal — unless the judicial officer does not require them
  • at premises operated by local and central government agencies, social service providers, and NZ Police
  • in the public area of premises operated by NZ Post Limited
  • when visiting a healthcare service, for example a healthcare or aged care facility.

My Vaccine Pass

Updated 11:30 am, 23 March 2022

From 11:59 pm on 4th April 2022, there will be no requirement to use My Vaccine Pass. Until 4th April, where My Vaccine Passes are not used, the current restrictions remain — but after this time, the new capacity limits will apply to everyone.

After 4 April, businesses will still be able to use the system if they would like to.

Vaccine Mandates

Updated 11:30 am, 23 March 2022

From 11:59 pm on 4th April 2022, some government vaccine mandates for workers will be removed.

Workers that will still be covered by a government vaccine mandate include:

  • Health and disability sector workers
  • Prison staff
  • Border and MIQ workers

Vaccine mandates remain in place for these sectors because workers in these areas have a high level of contact with people at risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19. For border workers, there is a high risk of exposure to new variants. 

Businesses will be able to voluntarily introduce workforce vaccination requirements if appropriate to the workforce.

More information

More information can be found below at the Ministry of Health COVID-19 response page

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The latest information about the COVID-19 coronavirus disease (formerly known as 2019-nCoV). Includes public health advice, signs and symptoms, current cases, advice for travellers and advice for health professionals.

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Resources

Understanding COVID-19

COVID-19 Whānau Pamphlet
COVID-19 Whānau Planner
Basic facts about COVID-19
So what is the delta strain?
What's the difference? COVID-19 vs Delta
Financial Support available in Alert Level 4
Understanding the types of COVID-19 contacts
Explaining COVID-19 to Tamariki
Trading safely under 'Level 3'
Moving house during lockdown - Level 3
Moving house during lockdown - Level 4
Tikanga for Tangihanga under COVID-19 Alert Level 3
Tikanga for Tangihanga under COVID-19 Alert Level 4
Restlessness and necessity issues

Alert Levels

Level 4 - What does it look like?
Level 3 - What does it look like?
Level 2 - What does it look like?

Persona Profiles

I am a toddler
I am a solo parent
I work for a small business
I am a small business owner
I am an essential worker
Caring for tamariki
Caring for kaumātua
I am a kura kid
I am a kaumātua
I am hapū
I am a part of the digital divide

Vaccination resources

So how do vaccines work?
Understanding the vaccine mandate
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
Vaccine Exemptions

Myth Busting

COVID-19 - Myth Busting

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19?

What happens if I test positive for COVID-19?

Accessing Healthcare in different COVID-19 alert levels

Accessing Healthcare in different COVID-19 alert levels

What happens if I receive a negative COVID-19 test result

What happens if I receive a negative COVID-19 test result

Accessing hospitals during Lockdown (Alert Levels 3 & 4)

Accessing hospitals during Lockdown (Alert Levels 3 & 4)

Tikanga o te whare: Keeping our whānau safe when returning from frontline mahi

Tikanga o te whare Keeping our whānau safe when returning from frontline mahi

If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19, ask us below.

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