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COVID-19 Update

Vaccine Passes not required for entry from 5 April

The Government has recently announced changes to its Covid-19 traffic light framework, announcing that it will drop all requirements for My Vaccine Passes from 11.59pm Monday 4 April.
Therefore, from Tuesday 5 April, a Vaccine Pass will not be required when visiting the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
Our team will continue to follow Ministry of Health guidelines (face masks to be worn and physical distancing monitored) to protect you and ensure your visit to the National Aquarium is a safe and enjoyable experience.

When Visiting:

• Mandatory mask wearing by all people in visitor spaces
• “Distance a Moray Away”. Keeping (one metre) distance from other group bubbles.
• Managing numbers into the aquarium (400 people) to ensure the above is possible and comfortable for our visitors
• Hand sanitiser stations by our interactive displays

We look forward to seeing you, however if you are feeling unwell, please hold off your visit until your symptoms clear to ensure the safety of our community and staff.

There may be guidance changes in the future which we will respond to as required and will keep you as informed as possible.

23 March 2022

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