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COVID-19 INDUSTRY UPDATE: Alert level decision, vaccine certificates, AL2 guidance, letter to Minister Nash

18 October 2021

Alert level decision

As per the Prime Minister's announcement today, Auckland will remain at alert level 3 with the current settings for at least a further 2 weeks, Waikato will also remain at level 3 with the situation to be reviewed this Friday.
Northland will shift to Alert Level 2 from 11:59pm tomorrow.

Vaccine certificates

Further to submitting our feedback to DPMC on Thursday 14 October as part of the events sector consultation on the covid vaccination certificates, we have been told today that they have taken our comments on board to develop and refine their advice on the framework for the Minister, particularly on aligning the framework with Alert Levels. 

We were also advised as follows: 
"You can expect an announcement from the Government on the final framework for vaccination certificates by the end of October. We expect vaccine certificates to be in use towards the end of November."

We will update the industry as soon as we are able.

Alert level 2 guidance for events

Please click here to see the operating guidance intended to support hospitality, events and social gatherings to operate safely at current Alert Level 2 settings. It is current as at 15 October 2021. Further guidance is expected to be updated over the coming weeks.

Letter to Minister Nash

We are still awaiting a response from Minister Nash to our letter sent on 14 September outlining the critical situation in the Events Sector and our immediate needs: targeted and extended financial support, a risk-based approach to events at alert level 2, a government-backed insurance facility and improved MIQ systems. You can read our letter here.As always, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at with any queries you may haveKia kaha, 

Ségolène de Fontenay
General Manager, NZEA