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Events sector voluntary code addressing COVID-19

The COVID Code is specifically aimed at the events sector to reduce COVID-19 related risks.

An Event Sector Voluntary Code has been developed by the event sector associations, with the support of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. It outlines what event organisers should consider to safely hold events in a COVID-19 environment and follows Ministry of Health best practice guidance on reducing COVID-19 related risks.  

The Event Sector Voluntary Code provides guidance to all aspects of the event sector – whether organisers, promoters, suppliers, venues, or Governing bodies – to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at events, and to support the Ministry of Health to contact trace if an outbreak of COVID-19 were to occur. The Event Sector Voluntary Code does not alter existing legal obligations, is not legally binding, and is intended to support existing systems and processes that the event sector already has in place. 

The Event Sector Voluntary Code has recently been updated. We recommend the continual use of these resources, and consideration of the Event Sector Voluntary Code, until New Zealand is no longer in the Alert Level system. 

Read the updated Event Sector Voluntary COVID Code here.

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