January 11, 2022

Life at Orange

Devonport at Orange Traffic Light

Shop Local and Support Local

For full details please click here: LIFE AT ORANGE - COVID19.GOVT.NZ

 

 

3 key things for customers:

  • Mask - take your face-covering when you leave the house and be ready to wear it (Click here for Mask Exemption info).

  • Scan - scan in wherever you go. All businesses must display NZ COVID tracing app QR codes.

  • Pass  - download your My Vaccine Pass and have it ready, so you can go to all your favourite places.

 

SUMMARY (*see below for further info):

Basic Needs Businesses (supermarkets, pharmacies, essential health services):

  • My Vaccine Passes will not be required for customers

  • capacity limit based on 1m distancing (not including workers)**

  • face coverings are mandatory (unless a person is exempt)

 

Retail & Takeaway (including clothing, home, gift, book, art, hardware stores, farmers’ markets and other occasional markets with retail stalls only, greengrocer, bakeries and food takeaway businesses): 

  • My Vaccine Passes not required but retailers can opt to make it a requirement of entry*

  • workers are not required to be vaccinated

  • capacity limit based on 1m distancing (not including workers)**

  • face coverings are mandatory (unless a person is exempt)

 

Close Proximity Businesses (including barbers, hairdressers, nail & beauty salons, massage therapists):

  • must sight all customers' My Vaccine Passes*

  • capacity limit based on 1m distancing (not including workers)**

  • vaccination for all workers is required***

  • staff must wear face coverings

  • customers are encouraged to wear a face covering where practical

 

Hospitality (including cafes, bars, restaurants):

  • must sight all customers' My Vaccine Passes*

  • no limits on the number of people who can be at the venue

  • do not have to be seated to be served

  • vaccination for all workers is required***

  • public-facing staff must wear face coverings

  • customers are encouraged to wear face coverings when not eating or drinking

  • can do contactless serving of unvaccinated customers in a clearly separated outdoor area (pickup only, no seating)

  • more details here: www.restaurantnz.co.nz/covid-19-hospitality-hub/ 

  • if a hospitality venue chooses not to follow My Vaccine Pass requirements, it can open for takeaway only and should follow the rules for retail. 

 

Entertainment (including cinemas and theatres):

  • must sight all customers' My Vaccine Passes* 

  • no limit to the number of people who can attend

  • face coverings are strongly encouraged

 

Outdoor Recreation (eg guided tours):

  • if sight all customers' My Vaccine Passes* no limit to the number of people who can attend, face coverings are strongly encouraged

  • if My Vaccine Pass not sighted, limited to 50 people, based on 1-metre distancing, mask wearing mandatory for customer-facing workers

 

Gyms & other indoor physical activity facilities:

  • if sight all customers' My Vaccine Passes* no limit to the number of people who can attend

  • if the facility chooses not to follow vaccine pass requirements, they are limited to 100 people, based on 1-metre distancing

  • vaccination for all workers is required***

  • face coverings are encouraged when not exercising

 

FURTHER CLARIFICATION OF THE ABOVE:

* How do I know if I need to show my My Vaccine Pass?

  • businesses will clearly display posters or signage indicating this

  • it may be checked at the door, or when you are inside, for example seated at your table or at a counter.

  • please note - businesses are not obligated to scan every My Vaccine Pass using a Verifier app, however, businesses must take reasonable steps to ensure every person entering the premises (over 12 yrs and 3 months) is carrying a valid My Vaccine Pass. They can use their judgement about whether a child is younger than 12 yrs and 3 months. They can ask the child their age, their date of birth or to see their school ID.

** How do capacity limits work?

  • based on the maximum number of people who could occupy the space if each person was 1 metre apart. People do not have to keep 1 metre apart at the venue

  • this includes everyone, including children, in a defined space, except workers.

 *** Which workers does the vaccination mandate apply to?

  • all workers in hospitality (excluding takeaway operating as retail), events, close contact businesses and gyms

  • workers need to have their first vaccination by Friday 3 December 2021 and be fully vaccinated by 17 January 2022.

**** What is a defined space?

  • A defined space is a single indoor or outdoor space separated from other spaces. 

  • If a venue has multiple defined spaces,  as much as possible, groups should not mix. 

  • For example, it could mean having separate entrances for shared areas, staggered start times, different bathrooms or service counters.

 

 PLEASE BE PATIENT & KIND WHILE OUR BUSINESSES ADJUST TO OPERATING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS

If you have a serious concern you can click here to REPORT A BREACH but we would encourage you to calmly approach the business owner first.  If they are too busy to talk to you at the time, you can find contact details for our businesses are HERE.  Alternatively, you may email manager@devonport.co.nz and your feedback will be passed on to the business owner.


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