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Covid-19: Publication of a new traffic light guide for businesses

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Aucklanders have been able to go out shopping since going to Alert Level Three, Stage Two since Tuesday last week.

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Aucklanders have been able to go out shopping since going to Alert Level Three, Stage Two since Tuesday last week.

Businesses have been given new guidance on how to operate when the country moves to the Covid-19 protection framework.

On Friday week, the country moved away from the alert levels model and switched to the new traffic light system, Auckland switching to the red light. It remains to be seen what color the other regions are set to.

The framework, dubbed the Traffic Light System, is backed by Covid-19 vaccination certificates called My Vaccine Passes that companies will verify using a free app called NZ Pass Verifier.

On Friday morning, the Ministry of Enterprise, Innovation and Employment published the new guidelines for companies on the general rules of operation in the framework.

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He said the framework allows businesses to open and operate in a manner as close to normal for those vaccinated while minimizing the spread of the virus.

“The framework empowers people and businesses to take responsibility for keeping Covid-19 down. “

The guide has different requirements for different activities.

“If your business has several different activities, you may need to apply different rules. “

For example, a shopping center might have a food court where food and drink rules apply, a general retail store where retail rules apply, and a supermarket that people need to be able to access whatever. regardless of their vaccination status.

“Companies must display advertising posters if they require incoming people to have a My Vaccine Pass. “

A business can switch between requiring and not requiring My Immunization Passes as long as the premises have been cleaned between groups.

For example, a conference venue can host a conference for a small group of people according to the unvaccinated, clean rules, and they can then organize a larger gathering for the vaccinated.

The 11 different activity categories, catering, transport, freight and logistics services.