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COVID-19 INDUSTRY UPDATE: Events Transition Support Payment (ETSP) - any questions or feedback?

11 November 2021

Further to Tuesday's announcement of the Events Transition Support Payment (ETSP), the information is now live on the MBIE website.

For eligible events, the scheme is intended to shoulder 90% the risk of planning events and provide certainty to event organisers as we transition to the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Please note this scheme is available for all kinds of events that meet the criteria, not only festivals.  

We are actively seeking your questions or feedback about the mechanics of how this scheme will be rolled out (as opposed to revisiting the decision made by Cabinet), so we can communicate these to MBIE early.  Please submit your initial queries to by midday tomorrow (Friday)

Update from DPMC

We're waiting on responses to your queries regarding the following: 

  • Clarification on the existing covid-19 guidelines outside Auckland at alert level 2 (until the new Protection Framework kicks-in) are due next week.
  • More information on the questions regarding vaccination certificates will also be available next week.
  • More details on the new Covid-19 Protection Framework will be available later in the month, as Government's Policy Team is still working through this.

Kia kaha, 

Ségolène de Fontenay
General Manager, NZEA