COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 11) 2021

Schedule 6 Face covering and workplace requirements in alert level 2 area

cls 11(6), 32, 37, 40, 42(2)

NumberBusiness or serviceFace covering rule for all persons in parts of premises open to public1-metre physical distancing rule (rather than 2-metre physical distancing rule) applies to all persons Additional conditions
1

Retail businesses (for example, supermarkets, dairies, retail butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, bakeries, shopping malls, indoor marketplaces, takeaway food stores, petrol stations (including any stores operating as part of the petrol station), hardware and do-it-yourself stores, retail stores, banks, and self-service laundries)

2

Postal services, couriers, and other businesses and services (including those listed in this schedule) that deliver goods to dwelling houses

See clause 37(6) in relation to workers

3

Indoor public facilities (for example, libraries, museums, and recreation centres) (not including swimming pools)

Contact record rule applies in relation to persons other than workers of the business or service

4

Indoor swimming pools

Contact record rule applies in relation to persons other than workers of the business or service

5

Event facilities (for example, cinemas, theatres, stadiums, concert venues, conference venues, and casinos)

Event facilities must have systems and processes in place to permit no more than—

  • 100 customers or clients to be in any 1 outdoor defined space in the facility at any 1 time (not including workers):

  • 50 customers or clients to be in any 1 indoor defined space in the facility at any 1 time (not including workers)

Contact record rule applies in relation to—

  • persons other than workers of the business or service; and

  • indoor event facilities only

6

Businesses and services in which their customers or clients are members of the business or service (for example, gyms)

Contact record rule applies in relation to—

  • persons other than workers of the business or service; and

  • indoor exercise facilities (for example, gyms) only

7

Local authorities and central government agencies

In this item, local authority has the same meaning as in section 5(1) of the Local Government Act 2002

8

Businesses and services that largely have a consistent group of workers and usually a fixed workplace (for example, offices and factories) (not including businesses or services described in another item of this schedule)

9

Health services (other than pharmacies)

See clause 37(5) in relation to persons other than workers or patients

Exempt under clause 50

Contact record rule applies in relation to persons other than workers of the business or service

10

Pharmacies

Contact record rule applies in relation to persons other than workers of the business or service

11

Category A social service

Contact record rule applies in relation to—

  • persons other than workers of the business or service; and

  • a category A social service with a public area, including a customer service counter

12

Courts and tribunals

Contact record rule applies in relation to persons other than workers of the business or service or judicial officers

13

Justice sector (other than justice sector businesses and services specified elsewhere in this schedule)

14

Rental car services and car share services

15

Veterinary services and animal health and welfare services

16

Education entities

See clauses 34 and 40

17

Public transport services other than—

(a)

air transport; or

(b)

small passenger service vehicles; or

(c)

public transport services where the service supplies all passengers with a confirmation of their guaranteed seat on booking (including the Cook Strait ferry or interregional buses)

See clauses 12 and 14

Must have systems and processes in place to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that passengers remain seated in a vehicle when it is in motion and in use as part of the service
18

Public transport services that are—

(a)

air transport; or

(b)

small passengers service vehicles; or

(c)

public transport services where the service supplies all passengers with a confirmation of their guaranteed seat on booking (including the Cook Strait ferry or interregional buses)

19

Transport stations

20

Cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, soup kitchens, and other food and drink businesses to which clause 36 applies

See clause 37(7) in relation to workers

For requirements on individuals, see clause 36.

Businesses and services must have systems and processes in place to—

(a)

permit not more than—

(i)

100 customers and clients to be in any 1 outdoor defined space in the workplace at any 1 time (not including workers):

(ii)

50 customers and clients to be in any 1 indoor defined space in the workplace at any 1 time (not including workers); and

(b)

ensure that each customer or client is seated at a table (unless clause 36(3) applies); and

(c)

ensure that there is at least a 1-metre separation between customers and clients seated at adjacent tables; and

(d)

so far as is reasonably practicable, maintain compliance with the 1-metre physical distancing rule (rather than the 2-metre physical distancing rule) for all customers and clients when they are not seated at a table; and

(e)

ensure compliance with clause 36(5)

Contact record rule applies in relation to persons other than workers of the business or service

21

Public areas of premises operated by New Zealand Post Limited, including customer service counters

22

Close-proximity businesses and services (for example, massage and hairdressing services) (except professional and semi-professional sports)

See clause 37(8) in relation to workers

See also clauses 33 and 40(2)

Contact record rule applies in relation to persons other than workers of the business or service

23

Professional and semi-professional sports

See also clauses 33 and 40(2)

Contact record rule applies in relation to persons other than workers of the business or service

Schedule 6 table: amended, at 11.59 pm on 10 September 2021, by clause 10 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 11) Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 (LI 2021/242).

Schedule 6 item 15: amended, at 11.59 pm on 15 September 2021, by clause 16(1) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 11) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/244).

Schedule 6 item 20: amended, at 11.59 pm on 15 September 2021, by clause 16(2)(a) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 11) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/244).

Schedule 6 item 20: amended, at 11.59 pm on 15 September 2021, by clause 16(2)(b) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 11) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/244).

Dated at Wellington this 7th day of September 2021.

Hon Chris Hipkins,
Minister for COVID-19 Response.