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COVID-19 Sector Update - 25 March, 2022

Posted March 26, 2022
Sport NZ

Sport New Zealand have updated their guidance after the government announcement published earlier in the week on their website.

A review of the settings by the Government will take place on 4 April. The removal of the My Vaccine Pass from the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) will occur on the same date.

Online Forum 

A second Q&A forum is being held on on Wednesday 30 March at 11am with any further questions you may have.

You can join this using the link below:

Sport NZ Online forum #2 , Wednesday 30 March, 11am.
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Changes to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) and vaccine mandates

From 11.59pm Friday 25 March, a new and highly simplified traffic light setting will be introduced. The key changes are as follows. 


  • Indoor capacity limits for gatherings and events with My Vaccine Pass will increase to 200 – this includes gyms, food and drink businesses and other indoor settings where sport and recreation takes place.  
  • There will be no limits for outdoor activities with My Vaccine Pass – such as gatherings, events, and food/drink retailers. 
  • Face masks are no longer required at outdoor settings.  
  • There is no requirement to scan in or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping. 


  • There will be no capacity limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings and events, but face masks are still required in many indoor settings. 
  • There is no requirement to scan in or for a business to display a QR code poster or have mandatory record keeping. 


  • There are no requirements, but good health habits should still be maintained to help look after those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19.

My Vaccine Pass

From 11.59pm Monday 4 April, My Vaccine Passes will no longer be required. This is due to the high vaccination rate and levels of acquired immunity.

  • Until 4 April, where My Vaccine Passes are not used, the current restrictions remain — but after this time, the new capacity limits will apply to everyone.
  • After 4 April, businesses will still be able to use the system if they would like to.

At all levels, the testing and isolation requirements remain as they are now. If you have symptoms or someone in your household tests positive, isolate and get tested. We aim to keep you updated as we move through these changes. Please join our online forums if you have any urgent questions in the meantime. As usual, thank you for your continued work to keep sport and recreation happening for all New Zealanders.