To slow the spread of COVID-19, public events organised by a business such as cinemas, theatres, stadiums, concert venues, conference venues and casinos are allowed up to 100 people, but every individual or group of 10 must be at least 1 metre apart. Organisers of private events and gatherings should contact MBIE if they have any queries. Requirements of public events and gatherings are:
Physical distancing must be followed
Details of attendees must be recorded for contact tracing purposes
Food and drink provided must meet hospitality provisions.
An accurate record of attendees would include a person’s full name, their address, an effective means of communicating with them (for example, an active phone number or email address) and the time at which the person arrived and left the event. These records should be held for two months and would be requested for health officials to undertake contact tracing if required.
To protect people's health, organisers of public events and gatherings may wish to also limit events and gatherings to under two hours and have attendees seated to ensure physical distancing is followed. These are not requirements.