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It is important that primary sector food businesses, hospitality, and services, including contactless food service delivery and pick-up providers, understand the public health requirements at different traffic light settings.

Following the correct rules helps keep customers, you and your team, and the wider public safe.

The following resources have been curated from the website.


Detail Red Traffic Light Orange Traffic Light Green Traffic Light
Heath Situation Action to protect our vulnerable communities and our health system from COVID-19. Community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities & pressure on the health system Limited community transmission and our health system is ready to respond
Types of food businesses allowed to operate All Food Services including dine-in (max. 100 dine-in numbers apply) with a Vaccine Pass. All Food Services (no maximum numbers) with a Vaccine Pass. All Food Services (no maximum numbers) with a Vaccine Pass.
Vaccine Pass Access
Use Pass Verifier App
Sanitize All Contact Surfaces
Masks worn at all times *Food Safe recommendation
Premise entry health & temperature checks (Primary Sector Only) *Food Safe recommendation
Increased staff wellness and hygiene procedures
Contact tracing/Record-keeping
Contactless payment where practical when ordering and/or delivering
Self-isolation & testing if sick
Staff/customers have physical distancing of 2 m or more
*Food Safe recommendation
Staff/customers have physical distancing of 1 to 2 m where unavoidable
*Food Safe recommendation

Traffic Light System Summary

Stay updated with the latest case numbers

Advice for delivery drivers – Click Here
To Download the Covid-19 Safety Plan Template – Click Here

COVID-19 Protection Framework Guidance for the Primary Sector

Record-keeping and contract tracing guidance and requirements

Many businesses and locations are required to ensure people can easily keep a record of when they visit – a requirement at all Alert Levels.
Find out the record-keeping and contact tracing requirements here.

Vaccine information for businesses

Find out how employers can help workers get vaccinated including information on workplace vaccinations.

Food Safe services food businesses and services across New Zealand and overseas.

You can discover more food safety guidance, tips, and resources here.