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INDUSTRY UPDATE: Event Sector Voluntary Code update + logo + key messages

12 October 2020

The Event Sector Voluntary Code

The Event Sector Voluntary Code, developed by New Zealand Major Events at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) with inputs from the Events Sector Association has recently been updated.

As a reminder, the Event Sector Voluntary Code provides guidance to all aspects of the event sector – whether organisers, promoters, suppliers, venues, or Governing bodies – to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at events, and to support the Ministry of Health to contact trace if an outbreak of COVID-19 were to occur. The Event Sector Voluntary Code does not alter existing legal obligations, is not legally binding, and is intended to support existing systems and processes that the event sector already has in place.

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You can now view the latest version on this page, which includes a section specific to the Event Sector Voluntary Code. There is also some collateral which you can use to:

  • Show that your organisation is committed to the Event Sector Voluntary Code; and
  • Educate attendees on what behaviours they are encouraged to follow.

We recommend the continual use of these resources, and consideration of the Event Sector Voluntary Code, until New Zealand is no longer in the Alert Level system