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Wairoa under red traffic light system

2021 12 01

Wairoa will come under the Government’s COVID-19 Red Traffic Light setting from Friday, December 3.

 

The protection framework aims to protect at-risk populations and the health system from facing an unsustainable number of hospitalisations.

 

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little said with a double vaccination rate of 71%, as of last week, it is easy to see why Wairoa has been classified in the Red Traffic Light.

 

“The sooner more people are vaccinated the sooner our district can move to the Orange Traffic Light. Increasing our double vaccination rates will mean we are more likely to move to the Orange Traffic Light which will mean a greater sense of normality for everyone in our district.”

 

Wairoa District Council Chief Executive Officer Kitea Tipuna said the Red Traffic Light system is designed to limit the spread of COVID and protect communities.

 

“People need to respect the rules when they are attending Council facilities, local businesses and anywhere away from their home. Following these guidelines will keep staff and members of our community safe. Protection is paramount.

 

“Vaccine passes will be required to gain entry to Council’s public facilities, specifically Council’s main office, the library, i-Site and Gaiety Theatre. The Museum and Community Centre will also require vaccine passes. The Red traffic light setting will mean fewer people will be able to gather together at any one time and there will be precautionary health requirements in place. Schools and early childhood centres can open but with public health measures in place.

 

“Library staff are supporting vaccinated people by helping them print off their vaccination passes. Call into the library and staff will help you apply for your vaccine pass and assist with printing and laminating your card.

 

 “Support will also be provided to unvaccinated members through the Wairoa Library app, the eBook Library, provision of weeded books made available for public, and a click and collect service.”

 

Under the Red Traffic Light management system

 

With my vaccine pass the following restrictions apply:

 

·       Hospitality (e.g. cafes, restaurants, bars) – up to 100 people, based on

1m distancing, seated and separated

·       Gatherings at your home – up to 100 people

·       Other gatherings (e.g. weddings, tangihanga, places of worship, marae,

social sports) – up to 100 people, based on 1m distancing 

·       Gyms – up to 100 people, based on 1m distancing

·       Events (indoor/outdoor, e.g. concerts, cinemas) – up to 100 people based

on 1m distancing, seated and separated for service of food and drink

·       Close-proximity businesses (e.g. hairdressers, beauty salons) – public

health requirements in place

·       Outdoor community events (e.g. a community fair) - up to 100 people,

based on 1m distancing

·       Tertiary education – open onsite with capacity limits based on

1m distancing

 

If My Vaccine pass is not used the following restrictions apply:

 

·       Hospitality (e.g. cafes, restaurants, bars) – contactless only

·       Gatherings at your home – up to 25 people

·       Other gatherings (e.g. weddings, tangihanga, places of worship, marae,

social sports) – up to 25 people, based on 1m distancing

·       Close-proximity businesses (e.g. hairdressers, beauty salons), events

(indoor/outdoor, e.g. concerts, cinemas) and gyms are not able to operate

·       Tertiary education – distance learning only

·        Outdoor community events (with uncontrolled access, e.g. a public

parade) - up to 25 people, based on 1m distancing

 

Please continue to scan and keep a record of where you are visiting and wear your facemask.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wairoa under red traffic light system

 

Wairoa will come under the Government’s COVID-19 Red Traffic Light setting from Friday, December 3.

 

The protection framework aims to protect at-risk populations and the health system from facing an unsustainable number of hospitalisations.

 

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little said with a double vaccination rate of 71%, as of last week, it is easy to see why Wairoa has been classified in the Red Traffic Light.

 

“The sooner more people are vaccinated the sooner our district can move to the Orange Traffic Light. Increasing our double vaccination rates will mean we are more likely to move to the Orange Traffic Light which will mean a greater sense of normality for everyone in our district.”

 

Wairoa District Council Chief Executive Officer Kitea Tipuna said the Red Traffic Light system is designed to limit the spread of COVID and protect communities.

 

“People need to respect the rules when they are attending Council facilities, local businesses and anywhere away from their home. Following these guidelines will keep staff and members of our community safe. Protection is paramount.

 

“Vaccine passes will be required to gain entry to Council’s public facilities, specifically Council’s main office, the library, i-Site and Gaiety Theatre. The Museum and Community Centre will also require vaccine passes. The Red traffic light setting will mean fewer people will be able to gather together at any one time and there will be precautionary health requirements in place. Schools and early childhood centres can open but with public health measures in place.

 

“Library staff are supporting vaccinated people by helping them print off their vaccination passes. Call into the library and staff will help you apply for your vaccine pass and assist with printing and laminating your card.

 

 “Support will also be provided to unvaccinated members through the Wairoa Library app, the eBook Library, provision of weeded books made available for public, and a click and collect service.”

 

Under the Red Traffic Light management system

 

With my vaccine pass the following restrictions apply:

 

·       Hospitality (e.g. cafes, restaurants, bars) – up to 100 people, based on

1m distancing, seated and separated

·       Gatherings at your home – up to 100 people

·       Other gatherings (e.g. weddings, tangihanga, places of worship, marae,

social sports) – up to 100 people, based on 1m distancing 

·       Gyms – up to 100 people, based on 1m distancing

·       Events (indoor/outdoor, e.g. concerts, cinemas) – up to 100 people based

on 1m distancing, seated and separated for service of food and drink

·       Close-proximity businesses (e.g. hairdressers, beauty salons) – public

health requirements in place

·       Outdoor community events (e.g. a community fair) - up to 100 people,

based on 1m distancing

·       Tertiary education – open onsite with capacity limits based on

1m distancing

 

If My Vaccine pass is not used the following restrictions apply:

 

·       Hospitality (e.g. cafes, restaurants, bars) – contactless only

·       Gatherings at your home – up to 25 people

·       Other gatherings (e.g. weddings, tangihanga, places of worship, marae,

social sports) – up to 25 people, based on 1m distancing

·       Close-proximity businesses (e.g. hairdressers, beauty salons), events

(indoor/outdoor, e.g. concerts, cinemas) and gyms are not able to operate

·       Tertiary education – distance learning only

·        Outdoor community events (with uncontrolled access, e.g. a public

parade) - up to 25 people, based on 1m distancing

 

Please continue to scan and keep a record of where you are visiting and wear your facemask.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 December 2021

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