From: Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti
As of 11.59pm on Tuesday 31 August, the Government announced that Auckland and Northland will remain in Alert Level 4 while the rest of New Zealand will be moving to Alert Level 3.
Here is a recap of what Alert Level 3 looks like:
? No contact training or games allowed
? No more than 10 people allowed together
If you are unwell, stay home.
Practice good hygiene – wash your hands, cough or sneeze into your elbow, and clean surfaces frequently
Keep track of where you’ve been using the NZ COVID Tracer and QR codes displayed by businesses (Make sure you’ve enabled Bluetooth!) or you’re using an alternative tracing register.
Practice physical distancing
Face masks/coverings are mandatory when on public transport, or when visiting health care facilities, or businesses that are open that involve customer contact e.g. supermarkets
Cafés, restaurants and takeaways can open in Alert Level 3 but only for contactless pick-up, delivery or drive through
Play, active recreation, and sport is limited in Alert Level 3 subject to public health measures.
You do not have to wear a face mask/covering when you are exercising outside, walking or cycling but keep a two-metre distance from others outside of your bubble
Public facilities, swimming pools and gyms are still shut
Playgrounds are still closed
Do safe and low-risk activities so you do not need rescuing or medical care
Any activities that may expose the participant to danger or may require search and rescue services
are not permitted
This means you should not participate in activities such as hunting, back country tramping, rock climbing, mountaineering, and mountain biking at grade 3 or above
If you are experienced, you can do activities such as: Surfing, mountain biking (under grade 3), and swimming. ONLY if you are experienced, it is low risk and follows public health guidance. See the link below for further detail
You can travel a little further for exercise but remain close to home and keep a two-metre distance from those not in your bubble and avoid touching surfaces and equipment that others may touch
Some trails and parks may be closed, check out the Gisborne District Council website before you head out
You can fish from a wharf or shore but no casting from rocks or boating
Water-based activities involving boats or motorised craft or equipment, or scuba diving are not allowed
Organised contact sports or physical activity is not allowed outside your bubble
If in doubt, don’t go out.
For the full guidance on play, active recreation and sport at level 3 check out the following links:
We will share any updates as they come through.
Stay safe Tairāwhiti and be kind