Events and gatherings

The safety and wellbeing of our community and our team are our number one priority. We are closely monitoring public health advice and updating our website as new information becomes available. Hamilton is at' red' of the Government's COVID-19 Protection Framework, otherwise known as the traffic light system. At red, there is community transmission and we need to take action to protect our vulnerable communities and our health system from COVID-19. While our essential services continue running and our public facilities can open at red, there are safety measures in place to protect our community safe. 

Can events go ahead? 

Yes, events can go ahead at red. The event organiser and venue hirer can decide if they want to use the My Vaccine Pass for their event.  

Council-run events no longer need My Vaccine Passes.  

There can be up to 200 people (not including staff) in a defined space at a venue at any time, based on 1-metre physical distancing. To read more about holding or attending an event at red, visit here. 

Can large events continue in Hamilton? 

Any events over 200 people may need to be modified, postponed or cancelled. We recommend you keep an eye on event sites and social media or contact the event organiser for specific event updates.

Can I host an event in an open, public space such as a park? 


Events can go ahead at red, although they will have restrictions and access must be controlled. Controlled-access events involve ticketing, registration or another way to control access. They can be held either at a commercial or private venue. To read more about this you can visit here. 

What about gatherings? 

You can visit and gather with people at red.  

Up to 200 people can gather at a home, private dwelling, or venue in accordance with Central Government guidelines. 

To find out more about gatherings at red of the traffic light system, visit here. 

Page reviewed: 11 Apr 2022 7:11am