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Council facilities and services at Red setting
Selwyn district is operating at the Red setting of the national traffic lights (COVID-19 Protection Framework).
- All services and facilities will be open as normal. However, there may be some changes to capacity limits at some facilities, based on 1m distancing
- Masks remain mandatory in public areas
- Vaccine pass requirements at public facilities remain unchanged.
We will continue to update and advise any changes as more information becomes available.
COVID-19 in our community
There are practical things you can do to make sure you are ready for COVID-19 in our community. Canterbury District Health Board has created a one-stop web page with advice for Cantabrians on being ready and what to do if you test positive for COVID-19.
The Council supports the Government’s aim to have New Zealanders vaccinated, and has been guided by evidence from the Ministry of Health that vaccination remains one of the most effective ways to protect people from becoming infected by, and transmitting COVID-19.
To enter all staffed Council facilities, a vaccine pass is required for everyone except for children under 12 years and three months of age, or those with a medical exemption.
This is to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Selwyn, and protect our staff and community, especially the vulnerable members, when using our facilities and services.
All staffed facilities, including libraries, Te Ara Ātea and Rolleston head offices
Pines Resource Recovery Park
All events with controlled entry (events with bookings, registration, ticketing, members only or other controls limiting entry)
Parks (including dog parks)
Community halls except for events with controlled entry
Check our full list on Our services and facilities at a glance page.
Don’t have a vaccine pass?
We will do our best to provide alternative ways of accessing our services for those users who don’t have a vaccine pass. We continue to have online access for the majority of our services including a ‘click and collect’ service for our libraries.
Our libraries staff will continue to help users get their vaccine pass downloaded or laminated.
Staying safe at Red
Wear a face covering. Face coverings are encouraged to be worn whenever you leave the house and are mandatory inside public facilities and public areas within the Council. For a full list of places mask are required visit government’s Unite Against Covid website.
- Wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser
- If you are unwell with any of these symptoms, please stay home and call your doctor:
- Shortness of breath
- Sneezing or a runny nose.
- Be kind
Scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app when visiting any of Council’s indoor sites. This applies to visitors, contractors and couriers visiting our spaces.
Show staff your COVID-19 Vaccine Pass when visiting any of our staffed facilities. This applies to visitors, contractors, and couriers visiting our spaces.
Most of our customer-facing staff will be wearing masks unless they are not required to for safety reasons, or have an exemption. Be kind to our staff who are doing their best to offer our full range of services and facilities.
We also suggest that you:
- leave a little earlier for classes or events to avoid any queues during peak times
- follow the directions of our staff so we can check people in as quickly as possible
- wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser
- use EFTPOS or other contactless payments if you can. We will accept cash but prefer not to for hygiene reasons.