COVID-19 Industry Updates
In this page you will find links to all of NZEA's COVID-19 comms and media releases plus other useful information relevant to this critical time for our sector.
Voluntary Code for Events (the COVID Code)
This Events Sector Voluntary Code outlines what the Events Sector can do to safely deliver events by following best practice expectations, which are based on Ministry of Health guidance to reduce COVID-19 related risks. It will enable the Events Sector to appropriately support the Ministry of Health to contact trace if an outbreak of COVID-19 were to occur. This code is not intended to replace existing systems and processes that the Events Sector have in place in accordance with existing legal obligations, nor is it legally binding.
The Code has been developed by the Events Sector in consultation with New Zealand Major Events at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
News and updates
3 July 2020 - INDUSTRY UPDATE: Domestic Events Fund now open!
2 July 2020 - INDUSTRY UPDATE: $10M Domestic Events Fund announced
19 June 2020 - INDUSTRY UPDATE: Survey Results + Awards & Conference Update
11 June 2020 - Voluntary Code for Events (the COVID Code) + Webinar
28 May 2020 - Alert Level 2 now allows greater scope for events
04 May 2020 - COVID-19: 48 hour consultation for government submission
01 May 2020 - COVID-19: Meeting with Minister & Industry Update
29 Apr 2020 - COVID-19: Letter to Government & Industry Update
15 Apr 2020 - Commerce Commission guidance on cancelled events
17 Mar 2020 - COVID-19 Industry update & impact survey
16 Mar 2020 - COVID-19 Industry update & impact survey
13 Mar 2020 - COVID-19 industry impact survey & latest update
05 Mar 2020 - COVID-19: Staying informed & useful resources
28 Feb 2020 - COVID-19: Staying informed & useful resources
Be your own advocate - because we can't do this alone
The impact of COVID-19 on the New Zealand events industry will extend beyond the end of the lock-down period. NZEA's priority has been, and will continue to be, to advocate on behalf of the sector asking for targeted sector support.
However we can’t do it on our own and therefore need you to write to your local MP.
As part of the sector, you can amplify our request through your local Member of Parliament (MP) ensuring our joint message is heard.
We thought we’d share with you some inspirational stories (in case you missed them on our social channels) amid these trying times.