COVID-19 information for event organisers

This page has information for events operating during COVID-19. Also, financial support including the Events Transition Support Payment Scheme.

New Zealand has moved to the traffic light system (COVID-19 Protection Framework).

Event guidance

If you operate in the events sector, you can find more specific guidance for the COVID-19 Protection Framework on the website.

Events guidelines – link)

Business guidance

The Government’s My Vaccine Pass mandate requires that workers in specific sectors or business types must be vaccinated. This includes events and any volunteer workforce.

For more information on worker vaccination requirements, see the Employment New Zealand website.

Vaccines and the workplace  Employment New Zealand(external link)

Find specific guidance for businesses operating in the COVID-19 Protection Framework on

COVID-19 Protection Framework – link)

Event Sector Voluntary Code

The Event Sector Voluntary Code has been revised and updated. See below for the latest version. As a reminder, the Event Sector Voluntary Code does not override any existing legal obligations, including the COVID-19 Protection Framework.

Financial support

Find out about financial support available for the events industry.

Events Transition Support Payment Scheme – MBIE(external link)

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture & Heritage’s Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme provides support for arts and culture events with an attendee capacity of 100 – 5,000 ticketed or un-ticketed, or 5,000+ un-ticketed (ie free).

Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme – MCH(external link)

Use the financial support tool on the Unite Against COVID-19 website to find out about different support options for employers, self-employed and sole traders, and employees. The website also has helpline numbers for businesses to check their eligibility.

Financial support tool – Unite Against COVID-19(external link)

Further information for businesses is available on

COVID-19 information for businesses – link)

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

Further information

The Unite against COVID-19 website is the primary source of information on the Government's response to COVID-19.

Unite against COVID-19(external link)

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.

Ministry of Health(external link)

Refer to the Ministry of Health website for the most up-to-date information for travellers and self-isolation.

Traveller advice – Ministry of Health(external link)

Go to the Immigration New Zealand website for more information and updates on travel restrictions.

Immigration New Zealand(external link)

Last updated: 01 December 2021