This page provides information from external sources on how the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) system operates. It also provides information on vaccinations for COVID-19 from a business perspective. This includes guidance on if you can require staff to be vaccinated, whether your business requires visitors to show a vaccine certificate, and how to manage this on your premises. 


Traffic Light System

North Canterbury is currently in the ORANGE setting under the traffic light system, from 11.59pm on Wednesday April 14, 2022. Check out this handy one page traffic light system summary.

Close Contact Exemption Scheme

Workers in food production and its supply chain, key public services, utilities like power and water, transport, financial services, news media, social welfare, and animal welfare will be able to end self-isolation early if identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case, under the Close Contact Exemption Scheme. Businesses can self-assess whether they fit the criteria for scheme and find out more details on the MBIE website.


Staff Vaccination Information

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Vaccine Pass Information for Businesses