What Hamilton looks like at red

​There is no requirement to use a My Vaccine Pass at Council's public facilities. Effective 5 April 2022, the decision was made by Councillors following Government and Health advice. 

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.

You can red more about life at Red, and the Government's COVID-19 Protection Framework here.

To keep safe and slow the spread of the virus, remember to:  

  • Wash and thoroughly dry your hands our use hand sanitiser regularly
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow
  • Keep your distance from people you do not know
  • Clean or disinfect shared surfaces often
  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and get a test.

The golden rules for red: 

Wherever possible, we have contactless services available (e.g., Click and Collect at our libraries) so customers have the option of accessing services without entering facilities. 

Face coverings

Wearing a mask is a condition of entry unless you have a health-related exemption.  

At our pool and sports facilities, we ask customers to wear a face mask in the reception and shared spaces – such as waiting in line at the café – however, we do not expect you to exercise with a face mask as it is not safe to do so.   

At our other facilities, we ask customers to always wear a face mask when indoors. Our staff are all required to wear face coverings, too. This is to keep you, your whaanau, and the community safe.

If you have a health-related exemption, please let our staff know and make sure you have your exemption on-hand. 

Physical distancing

To keep you and your whaanau safe from COVID-19, we encourage you to keep a 1m distance from people you do not know. There will be restrictions to the number of people allowed inside some of our facilities. This will be based on allowing 1m social distancing. 

Stay home if you're unwell 

It's important you stay home and get tested if you develop symptoms of COVID-19. Self-isolate until you receive a negative test to stop any potential spread of the virus. This is to protect the wider community. 

Page reviewed: 14 Apr 2022 4:42am