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COVID-19 INDUSTRY UPDATE: The COVID-19 Protection Framework

22 October 2021

This morning the Prime Minister announced the new COVID-19 Protection Framework. The framework allows for  indoor and outdoor events using vaccination certificates to operate with no limits on numbers at the green and orange settings, and with limits of 100 at the red setting. Events not using vaccination certificates will be capped to 100 at the green setting and not able to operate at the orange and red settings. 

Detailed information on the new system is available here, and a useful simplified chart is available here. The NZEA will be participating in an information session about the new Covid-19 Protection Framework next Wednesday 27 October. This session will include representatives from DPMC, MBIE and MOH. They are interested in hearing how these changes will affect our sector to help inform the implementation of the new Framework. If you have comments or questions, please send them to before COB Tuesday so we can include them in our discussions. 

Financial support

Today the Government also announced a range of financial support as we transition to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework. You can view details here:

Events at alert level 2

We have questioned the rationale of some of the guidelines between indoor and outdoor events at alert level 2 with DPMC, alongside your other queries received through our advocacy email. We will keep you posted on discussions. Kia kaha, 

Ségolène de Fontenay
General Manager, NZEA