Close proximity service guidelines

Close proximity service guidelines

COVID-19 Protection Framework guidance for services that require 15 minutes or more of physical contact or close proximity of less than 1 metre between people.

These are services that can’t be undertaken without physical contact, or close proximity, between people (defined as less than 1 metre between customer and worker, where services generally last 15 minutes or more).

However, this guidance does not apply to close-proximity health services, professional sports, and semi-professional sports. For guidance on health-services, please see the Ministry of Health webpage. For guidance on sports, please see the Sport NZ webpage.

COVID-19: Information for health professionals(external link) — Ministry of Health

COVID-19 Protection Framework Overview | Sport New Zealand – Ihi Aotearoa (sportnz.org.nz)(external link) — Sport NZ

There are no longer any requirements to use My Vaccine Passes, however, businesses will still be able to use the system if they would like to.

Requiring My Vaccine Passes for entry

Business/service Operating at Red
Close proximity service includes but is not limited to:
  • barbers, beauty parlours, hairdressers, nail salons, tattoo parlours
  • non-medical massage
  • certified playgroups
  • car driving instruction, and
  • close-contact in-home aid
Face masks are required, workers must wear medical grade face masks.

Visit the Unite against COVID-19 website for information on these changes.

Changes to the traffic light system(external link) — Unite against COVID-19

Business/service Operating at Orange
Close proximity service includes but is not limited to:
  • barbers, beauty parlours, hairdressers, nail salons, tattoo parlours
  • non-medical massage
  • certified playgroups
  • car driving instruction, and
  • close-contact in-home aid
Face masks are encouraged, workers must wear medical grade face masks.

Visit the Unite against COVID-19 website for information on these changes.

Changes to the traffic light system(external link) — Unite against COVID-19

Business/service Operating at Green

Close proximity service includes but is not limited to:

  • barbers, beauty parlours, hairdressers, nail salons, tattoo parlours
  • non-medical massage
  • certified playgroups
  • car driving instruction, and
  • close-contact in-home aid
Face masks are encouraged (unless the customer or worker is exempt).

Visit the Unite against COVID-19 website for information on these changes.

Changes to the traffic light system(external link) — Unite against COVID-19

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