He whakamārama mō Covid-19

Covid-19 information

Gisborne/Tairāwhiti is at Red

There are restrictions to limit the spread of the virus and protect vulnerable people. When in public:

  • Keep physical distance where possible.
  • Make sure you have your My Vaccine Pass ready to be checked.
  • Keep scanning QR codes or keep a record of where you go.
  • Wear a face covering whenever you leave the house - they're mandatory on flights, public transport, in taxis, retail and public venues.
  • For government information on Life at Red

Council services and facilities

  • A vaccine pass is required to enter some Council facilities - the library, the pool, theatres and customer service.
  • Face coverings are mandatory, except for those with exemptions.
  • Scan in using the Covid-19 tracer app.
We'll continue to monitor and update this information as the traffic light changes.

  • A vaccine pass is required to enter our customer service counter.
  • Face coverings are mandatory, except for those with exemptions.
  • Scan in using the Covid-19 tracer app or keep a record of where you've been.
 At Red
Awarua, 15 Fitzherbert. Hours 9am - 4pm Limit of 12 customers
Council chambersMy Vaccine Pass required
Te Puia Springs service centreClosed

Do it online

We encourage you to do your council business online or over the phone.

See our online services

Some staff continue to work from home. Please ring first to make an appointment.

Cemetery grounds are open.

A vaccine pass is required to enter the Taruheru cemetery office.

Funerals and tangihanga are in accordance with the government guidelines

  • A vaccine pass is required to enter.
  • Numbers capped at 100. Will operate 'one-in, one-out' policy.
  • Face coverings are mandatory, except for those with exemptions or in the swimming pool.

See what outdoor pools and facilities are open

Library

  • A vaccine pass is required to enter.
  • Face coverings are mandatory, except for those with exemptions.
  • Scan in using the Covid-19 tracer app.
  • Normal opening hours

For anyone without a My Vaccine Pass - eLibrary services available and click and collect.

ServiceAt RedAt Orange
Capacity - maximum numbers100150
Time limits1 hourNo limit
ProgrammesAvailableAvailable
SeatingAvailableAvailable
Meeting roomsAvailableAvailable

Theatres - War Memorial and Lawson Field

  • A vaccine pass is required at the point of ticket sale.
  • Face coverings are mandatory, except for those with exemptions.
  • Scan in using the Covid-19 tracer app.
  • Refer to their website for information
FacilityAt RedAt Orange
Capacity - maximum numbers100Ticketing
Meeting roomsOpenOpen
Bar serviceAvailableAvailable

Bright Street toilet facilities are closed at Red.

See other public toilets

  • A vaccine pass is required for all campers over 12-years 3 months.
  • A permit is required at all summer camp ground sites
  • Camping compliance officers may request to view your vaccine pass. Those who can't show proof of vaccination will be asked to move on.
  • To apply for a summer camping permit

    Gizzy Bus -  Masks are mandatory and maintain 2m distance.

    Waka Kura School Bus -  Masks are recommended but not compulsory

    Safety plans for events are required for bookings.

    We may cancel bookings on Council reserves, if we don't think events or gatherings can operate safely, or we have evidence of this.

    Essential services

    In all traffic light levels - rubbish and recycling kerbside collection, drinking water, wastewater, animal control and essential road safety repairs will continue to operate.

    Our response and recovery plan

    Rau Tipu Rau Ora is Tairāwhiti Covid-19 pandemic response and recovery plan - it's also about future proofing, and re-establishing an even better region with a whole of wellbeing approach.

    Keep track of where you've been

    Use the covid tracer app. It helps to protect yourself, your whānau and our community by enabling faster contact tracing.