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Last modified: 13 Sep 2022 2:22pm

Most COVID-19 rules have ended in New Zealand, with restrictions also removed for Council facilities.

The COVID-19 Protection Framework, also known as the traffic light system, ended at 11:59pm, Monday 12 September.

The Government’s decision means mask wearing is no longer be required within any Council facilities. While wearing a face mask is no longer mandated, please feel free to continue to do so if you wish and continue to respect others wishes around wearing a mask.

We encourage all users of our facilities to contnue to follow all health guidelines around COVID-19. If you are unwell please do not visit a Council facility. Please stay home and take the appropriate measures, including taking a Rapid-Antigen Test (RAT).

Those who test positive for COVID-19 are still required to isolate for seven days. If you are a household contact, you do not need to isolate, but will need to perform a RAT test daily for five days.

For more information on the changes to COVID-19 measures, visit