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Alert Level 2 Ministry of Health Event guidelines

Sophie Waldron
18 May 2020

Alert Level 2 Event Guidelines
Ticketed large events, including conferences & business events, theatres and stadiums are subject to a 100 person limit (not including staff).
From the 30th of May, multiple groups of 100 are allowed provided they are in separate 'defined spaces’ of the venue. Record-keeping for contact tracing is required for workers and customers attending, and people are required to adhere to 1 metre distancing from others they do not know, where practicable.

Large ticketed events must:

  • be seated
  • able to keep attendance records effectively (i.e. allowing for contact tracing)
  • having physical distancing in place
  • have good hygiene procedures
  • and that any food and drink must meet the hospitality provisions.

Therefore, when planning events, the questions to ask are:

  1. Can your event support seated guests?
  2. Can your event support physical distancing?
  3. Can your event allow for appropriate hand-washing facilities, and keep communal areas such as bathrooms clean?
  4. Can you collect adequate information for contact tracing? Contacting tracing means collecting and maintaining accurate records which include a person’s full name, their address, an effective means of communicating with them (for example, a current phone number or email address) and the time at which the person arrived and left the event. The health position statement on record-keeping and the privacy commission guidelines both suggest this information should be held for two months.

Our speakers, entertainers and MCs will adhere to all guidelines and will work with you to ensure the protection for all parties.

If event planners have any questions, they should contact MBIE.

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