Life at Orange
Council has decided to keep with our current approach in following the government guidelines for events and public facilities at Orange for all of our offices and public facilities except Te Aroha Mineral Spas (this will come into effect on 1 February 2022).
Council also decided the My Vaccine Pass will no longer be required for those physically attending Council or Committee meetings at Orange, to align with the requirements for offices and public facilities.
Council considered staff feedback, feedback they’ve received from ratepayers and strict safety measures already in place at all sites including risk assessments for all positions. The decision applies at the Orange setting only. Council indicated the My Vaccine Pass may be required at all offices and public facilities at Red, however this would be reviewed at an extraordinary Council meeting should the situation arise.
My Vaccine Pass is required at Orange at the following Council facilities:
Events or gatherings over 50 people as per government guidelines at Orange.
Te Aroha Mineral Spas customers will require a My Vaccine Pass at Orange from 1 February 2022. We will provide an update once a date has been confirmed.
Please note, children under the age of 12 years and 3 months do not need to provide a My Vaccine Pass to enter places with a vaccination requirement.
In the meantime, please remember to be gracious and respectful to our staff as we navigate the new traffic light system. The impact of COVID-19 affects us all in different ways and it’s important we stay kind and patient with each other. If you need support, please remember to reach out and get the help you need.
Remember to wear a face covering and scan in using your COVID-19 Tracer App (or use your COVID-19 Tracer booklet or sign in) as per usual when visiting our offices and facilities at Orange.
For further information about how each service/facility is operating at Orange, please see our full list of Council Services at Orange.
Life at Orange
At Orange, there will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system.
Here are the government guidelines around different activities and facilities at Orange:
- You can always access food, healthcare and other basic needs at Orange, and visit other retail outlets: Shopping and services at Orange.
- Events can go ahead and public facilities can open at Orange, with restrictions: Events and public facilities at Orange.
- You can play and watch sport and recreation at Orange, with restrictions: Sport and recreation at orange.
- Hospitality venues, such as cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs, can open at Orange with no restrictions if everyone is fully vaccinated. Hospitality venues at Orange.
- Gatherings and visits, such as at home, church, and sport locations, can go ahead at Orange, with restrictions. Gatherings and visits at Orange.
- You can move house, and buy or sell a property at Orange. Moving, buying and selling your home at Orange.
My Vaccine Pass
From Friday 3 December you will need to use your My Vaccine Pass to enter events and venues as required by the traffic light system.You may need to show it in a range of public settings, which could include events, hospitality, close-proximity businesses such as hairdressers, beauty and gyms, sport and faith-based gatherings.
You will not need to show proof of vaccination to access basic needs services like supermarkets, pharmacies, health and disability services, petrol stations, public transport (buses, trains and commuter ferries), schools and early learning service providers and housing and housing support services.
There are three ways to get your My Vaccine Pass — online through My Covid Record, over the phone, and in person at a pharmacy. You can store your My Vaccine Pass on your smartphone or carry a printed version - our friendly library staff are here to help if you need assistance printing your My Vaccine Pass.
Read more about My Vaccine Pass.