RED - Covid Protection Framework

IMPORTANT

  • If you feel sick at all, please stay home.
  • If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, please get a test and then stay home until you get the results back.
  • People at higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19 (e.g. those with underlying medical conditions and seniors) are encouraged to take additional precautions when leaving home.
  • If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of Covid-19 please stay home, do not paddle.


RED - Covid-19 Protection Framework

Red is designed to protect at-risk people and the health system from an unsustainable number of hospitalisations.

RED of the Covid-19 Protection Framework applies to specific regions as per the Traffic Light Map.

NZ Government Unite Against Covid-19: Life at RED

Sport NZ: RED Guidance


Click here for all Waka Ama NZ information under the Covid-19 Protection Framework

This includes information on My Vaccine Pass, My Vaccine Pass checks, scanning / record keeping, and other safety measures.


Waka Ama Activity at Red

The following information provides the minimum requirements at RED with regard to the Covid-19 Protection Framework. Clubs may choose to implement their own policy over and above these minimum requirements based on their own health and safety risk assessment.

There are no requirements for physical distancing while paddling, participating or spectating at any level of the Covid-19 Protection Framework – Green, Orange and Red.

Waka Ama Activity under the Covid-19 Protection Framework
The following information provides the minimum requirements with regard to the Covid-19 Protection Framework.
Clubs may choose to implement their own policy over and above these minimum requirements based on their own health and safety risk assessment.
Waka Ama activity (W1, W2, W3, W4, W6, W12) can take place at all settings of the Covid-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights). Limits on the numbers involved in a waka ama activity depend on the traffic light setting your region is in and if My Vaccine Pass are checked or not. Record keeping and scanning are required at all settings. Waka Ama clubs that utilise a facility must adhere to the policies put in place by that facility.
Under 12yrs and 3 months are not required to be vaccinated and are treated as if they have a My Vaccine Pass. These tamariki are included in your total number for all waka ama activities.
'Everyone' involved in the waka ama activity includes paddlers, coaches, managers, volunteers, whānau spectating etc.
My Vaccine Pass is the official record of your COVID-19 vaccination status for use in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Checking My Vaccine Pass: Your waka ama club chooses to check My Vaccine Pass of everyone involved in the waka ama activity. Clubs/activity organisers must make everyone involved aware of this.
Not Checking My Vaccine Pass: Your waka ama club chooses NOT to check My Vaccine Pass of everyone involved in the waka ama activity. Because vaccinated and unvaccinated people could be present, clubs/activity organisers must make everyone involved aware of this.
RED
Checking
My Vaccine Pass
Not Checking
My Vaccine Pass
Waka Ama Activity
(includes organised and social waka ama activities; club training, club gatherings, club meetings, have a go sessions, social paddling using club equipment etc.)
Up to 100 people per waka ama activity
Facemasks encouraged when not paddling
Up to 25 people per waka ama activity
Facemasks encouraged when not paddling
*Waka Ama activity does not include events. Further information on Waka Ama Events to come.

 

Waka Ama Events at Red

More information to come regarding Waka Ama Events under the Covid-19 Protection Framework.


Important links:

NZ Government: Unite Against Covid-19 website

NZ Government: Covid-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Lights)

Sport NZ: Covid-19 Information and Updates

Sport NZ: Covid-19 Protection Framework Information


Waka Ama New Zealand are happy to answer any questions. Contact admin@wakaama.co.nz

If you have any direct concerns regarding COVID-19, you can call the dedicated Healthline for free on 08003585453 (or +64 9 358 5453 if you’re using an international SIMS)


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Updated: Dec 2, 2021