A high risk premises is defined as one that has 4 walls and a roof, regardless of how many windows or doors it has.
The following premises are considered high risk:
- Close proximity businesses such as hairdressers, beauty salons and tattoo parlours
- Enclosed Cafés and Restaurants and, if part of the Café or Restaurant is enclosed, the enclosed part
- Bars and nightclubs
- A School Hall if 100 or more children are expected to be inside the hall at the applicable time
- Enclosed retail premises and, if part of retail premises is enclosed, the enclosed part
- Enclosed office spaces open to the public
- Any other premises specified as high risk by the Secretary of Health
Everyone is encouraged to be aware of the restrictions that may be applicable to enter a high risk premises.
A high risk premises can choose to only allow fully vaccinated people to enter.
They must clearly display that evidence of vaccination is required for entry.
Evidence of vaccination includes:
- A Te Marae Ora Vaccination certificate.
- A Te Marae Ora Vaccine card.
- Or a valid My Vaccine Pass issued by New Zealand Government.
Alternatively, if a high-risk premises chooses to allow anyone to enter the premises, they must comply with the following requirements:
- The number of people in the premises at any one time is limited to 100 people excluding staff.
- Everyone on the premises must wear a face mask.
- Everyone must observe the 1-meter physical distance rule.
No entry restrictions apply to the following premises as they are considered essential services.
However, some service providers may impose additional public health measures.
The following premises are not considered high risk:
- Petrol Stations
- Dairies or grocery stores
- Schools or other Educational Institutions
- Court or Tribunals
A Constable or Health Officer may take any action (including entry into premises) to ensure that these regulations are being complied with. View the COVID-19 Act 2020.