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Government has announced some key changes to the COVID-19 Protection Framework, or Traffic Light System.

From 11.59pm on 25 March:

  • There will be no limits for outdoor activities, such as gatherings and events, and food and drink businesses
  • The limit for indoor gatherings and events is increased to 200 people — Vaccine Passes must be used until 11:59pm on 4 April
  • If Vaccine Passes are not used, the gathering limits remain unchanged
  • People do not need to wear a face mask outdoors
  • Other face mask rules remain unchanged — face masks are still required in most indoor settings
  • People will no longer need to scan in
  • Business will no longer need to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping.

From 11.59pm on 4 April:

  • Vaccine passes will no longer be required
  • 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 and border workers.

Aotearoa New Zealand remains at the Red Traffic Light setting.

More details are available at covid19.govt.nz(external link)

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