COVID-19 information for event organisers

This page has information for events operating during COVID-19. To confirm New Zealand's current Alert Level and the requirements for each Alert Level, visit the COVID-19 website.

The Government has announced a new COVID-19 Protection Framework to replace the existing Alert Level system when it is safe to do so, supported by COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates.

The Alert Level System is still in place and businesses and people should continue to follow all current Alert Level rules.

For further information about these announcements, please see the Unite Against COVID-19 website(external link)

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

Under all Alert Levels, all businesses and services are legally 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, as well as one alternate form of record-keeping for people who do not use the COVID Tracer app.

More information on how to get your QR code posters is available on the COVID-19 website(external link)

Detailed information on operating events at each Alert Level is available on the COVID-19 website(external link)

The Event Sector Voluntary Code has been revised and updated. See below for the latest version.

Further information

Is there any financial support available for the events industry?

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: 22 October 2021