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COVID-19 Information

TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM FOR FUNERALS & TANGIHANGA


As per the COVID-19 Govt website @ 29 November 2021

 
RED

At Red, action will be needed to be taken to protect both at-risk people and protect our health system from an unsustainable number of hospitalisations.

Funerals & tangihanga with vaccination certificate requirements

  • Up to 100 people, based on 1m physical distancing (whichever is the lesser) per defined space.
  • You can serve food and drink.
  • You must sight all attendees ‘My Vaccine Passes’, and it is strongly recommended you verify using the ‘Verification App’
  • Face coverings are encouraged.
  • You must display NZ COVID Tracer app QR codes, and are required to ensure that, as much as possible, record keeping is undertaken (ie all those on premises must scan QR tracer codes, or other record keeping must be used).

Funerals & tangihanga where vaccination certificates are not used

  • Up to 25 people based on 1m physical distancing (whichever is the lesser) per defined space.
  • You can serve food and drink.
  • Face coverings are encouraged.
  • You must display NZ COVID Tracer app QR codes, and are required to ensure that, as much as possible, record keeping is undertaken (ie all those on premises must scan QR tracer codes, or other record keeping must be used).

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON FUNERALS & TANGIHANGA AT RED: https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/life-at-red/gatherings-and-visits-at-red/funerals-tangihanga-and-last-rites-at-red/
NB: Scroll down the page to read the information.
 

ORANGE

At Orange, there will be increasing community transmission that is putting pressure on our health system. The whole of health system will focus its resources, but can continue to manage primary care, public health, and hospitals. There may also be an increasing risk for at-risk people.
 
Funerals & tangihanga with vaccination certificate requirements

  • There will be no limits if vaccination certificates are used.

  • You can serve food and drink.

  • You must sight all attendees ‘My Vaccine Passes’, and it is strongly recommended you verify using the ‘Verification App’

  • Face coverings are encouraged.

  • You must display NZ COVID Tracer app QR codes, and are required to ensure that, as much as possible, record keeping is undertaken (ie all those on premises must scan QR tracer codes, or other record keeping must be used).

Funerals & tangihanga where vaccination certificates are not used

  • Up to 50 people, based on 1m physical distancing per defined space.

  • You can serve food and drink.

  • Face coverings are encouraged.

  • You must display NZ COVID Tracer app QR codes, and are required to ensure that, as much as possible, record keeping is undertaken (ie all those on premises must scan QR tracer codes, or other record keeping must be used).

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON FUNERALS & TANGIHANGA AT ORANGE: https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/life-at-orange/gatherings-and-visits-at-orange/funerals-tangihanga-and-last-rites-at-orange/
NB: Scroll down the page to read the information.


GREEN


Green is when there are some COVID-19 cases in the community, and sporadic imported cases. Community transmission will be limited, and COVID-19 hospitalisations will be at a manageable level. The health system will be ready to respond, including primary care, public health, and hospitals.
 
Funerals & tangihanga with vaccination certificate requirements

  • There will be no limits if vaccination certificates are used.

  • You can serve food and drink.

  • You must sight all attendees ‘My Vaccine Passes’, and it is strongly recommended you verify using the ‘Verification App’

  • You must display NZ COVID Tracer app QR codes, and are required to ensure that, as much as possible, record keeping is undertaken (ie all those on premises must scan QR tracer codes, or other record keeping must be used).

Funerals & tangihanga where vaccination certificates are not used

  • Up to 100 people, based on 1m physical distancing per defined space.

  • You can serve food and drink

  • You must display NZ COVID Tracer app QR codes, and are required to ensure that, as much as possible, record keeping is undertaken (ie all those on premises must scan QR tracer codes, or other record keeping must be used).

Please contact your local Funeral Director who will be able to assist you during this difficult time with the planning and preparation of a funeral or tangihanga. 

Useful COVID-19 Grief Resources 

COVID-19 Grief Resource - When no funeral, tangi or farewell gatherings can take place
Funeral Directors Association NZ

Getting through Together
Mental Health Foundation NZ

There are many organisations that offer help and support for grief and trauma ranging from resources, counselling and support groups. Read more here