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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).

  • Red traffic light setting imageAll 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.

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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.

Vaccine pass requirements


Not required

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)

Public toilets


Parks (including dog parks)








Leeston Pool
Killinchy Pool


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

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.