Sport NZ has now published further written guidance and support material for play, active recreation and sport in Alert Level 2. This is available on our web site here. Two webinars that presented sector experts in areas of interest have also been held with session links below for those wanting to view. Session one on contact tracing, hygiene and sanitation featured Dr Harriette Carr, Deputy Director of Public Health. Web link available here.

The second webinar dedicated to health and safety plans for organisations was presented by Melanie Dale and Matteo Jones from WorkSafe New Zealand. This covered Government expectations about health and safety under COVID-19 alert levels. Web link available here. WorkSafe also provided the links below to further information.
  • WorkSafe information on Alert Level 2 here.
  • Meeting COVID-19 public health requirements here.


COVID-19 has put a temporary halt to sport impacting the end of the summer and start of the winter season. A number of codes, supported by Sport NZ, have now developed national guidelines to help manage scheduling challenges for both winter and summer codes. Season overlaps will impact secondary schools, local authorities grappling with grounds allocations, and also participants. By working together, the sport sector can successfully restructure season dates to keep the welfare and best interests of the participant in mind. Read the guidelines here.