COVID-19 information for event organisers

Last reviewed 16 September 2020

New Zealand is at Alert Level 2. New Zealand’s priority is slowing the spread of COVID-19. Gatherings such as concerts and sporting events pose a high risk for transmission of infectious diseases.

The public health order specifies the public health and social measures that must be taken. More information on the Alert Levels is available on the COVID-19 website. We aim to keep this webpage as accurate and up to date as possible, but if there is any contradiction between the information provided here and the COVID-19 website, the COVID-19 website applies.

Alert Level system on the COVID-19 website(external link)

Under Alert Levels 2 and 3, all businesses and services are required to display the official NZ COVID Tracer QR code posters in a prominent place at or near the main entrances to each of their premises. More information on how to get your QR code posters is available on the Ministry of Health website.

QR codes on the Ministry of Health website(external link)

Further information

Is there any financial support available for the events industry?

It is a very difficult time for many industries, including our events industry. With the current focus on eliminating the virus, we must all work together and follow Alert Level requirements.

The Government announced that it will extend its broad business support package for those impacted by COVID-19. While this has not been developed or tailored for individual sectors such as the events industry, your business may still be able to access support.

For more information on financial support visit covid19.govt.nz(external link)

This site also includes Government helpline numbers if you would like to determine whether your business is eligible for assistance.

Further information for businesses is available on the business.govt.nz website(external link)

If you need further assistance regarding application for your business, please call the BusinessNZ line: 0800 500 362 for North Island, or 0800 50 50 96 for South Island.

Who to contact if you need any more information

The Ministry of Health website is the best source of information about COVID-19.
If you have any concerns about your health, visit the Ministry of Health website or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453.

If you have any other general enquiries about your event, please email majorevents@mbie.govt.nz.

Last updated: 16 September 2020