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COVID-19 Protection Framework Traffic Light RED Update

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With the country now in the RED ‘Traffic Light’ setting our Board-approved Covid-19 policy is that we will follow Covid-19 Government guidelines and mandates.

To meet Government requirements and to protect staff and the vulnerable in our community, we will be taking the following steps:

Visiting the Community Centre:

Note: In Orange and Red settings we will not be asking Centre visitors for vaccine passes.

  • Visitors to the Centre must scan in or sign in at the front door entrance and mask wearing is mandatory. Please respect our staff by complying with the Government mandate.
  • If you have a mask exemption, please be prepared to show your Ministry of Health mask exemption to our receptionist.
  • Be aware there may be both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors in the reception area or with an essential service provider in the building.

Venue User Information:

Please advise us if you are planning to postpone or cancel your booking.

The Centre will operate out of two distinct zones.

The front of the building is Zone 1; this front-of-house area (including reception, kitchen and adjoining rooms) is open to visitors, whether they are vaccinated or non-vaccinated, until further notice.

The Kahawai Room along with the kitchen and bathroom is Zone 2.

Note: The door between Zone 1 and Zone 2 is locked so that each zone maintains a maximum of 25 people and meets Government guidelines in each space.

We will not be taking bookings for after hours or weekend events for Zone 1. (Except for Paua room for regular clients only).

For events requiring a vaccine pass:

Events that require a vaccine pass cannot operate from the Zone 1 front-of-house area (including reception, the Paua room and the suite of offices).

The Kahawai Room along with the kitchen and bathroom is Zone 2. Vaccine Pass Required events can be accommodated in this area for a maximum of 25 people and booked by arrangement. Bookings after hours are available to regular clients only.

Local community Omicron Covid-19 transmission:

The Community Centre will closely monitor the evolving situation and take steps to keep our staff and those vulnerable members of our community as safe as we can. This may result in the Community Centre closing to the public and operating via telephone and email, as we did in the Level 4 and Level 3 lock-down scenarios in 2020 and 2021.

We will notify venue users, stakeholders and the community of any closure via email, our newsletter, and on our website and Facebook page. Please keep yourself updated through our social pages.

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Pauli Surtees




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