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Covid-19 Protection Framework

All of New Zealand shifted to the Covid-19 Protection Framework at 11.59pm on Thursday 2 December 2021. Swimming NZ has put together guidelines for swimming events, Learn to Swim and aquatic facilities under the new framework - please see the link below. These guidelines have been developed to assist you in identifying how to operate under the new framework.

Updates to these guidelines have been made on 8 February 2022, which includes updates to mask requirements, updates to eligibility to obtain My Vaccine Pass those under 12 years and 3 months and that groups of 100 people within an event cannot inter-mingle for the duration of an event.

Click here to view the Swimming NZ guidelines for the Covid-19 Protection Framework

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy - National & Regional Events

Click here to view the Swimming NZ Vaccination Policy

Sport NZ Resources

Click here for the one-pager for the sport and recreation sector under the Covid-19 Protection Framework

Click here for more information on the Sport NZ guidelines for the sport and recreation sector

Unite Against Covid-19 Website

Click here to learn more about contact tracing

Click here to learn more about isolation and care

Obtaining Your My Vaccine Pass

  1. Go to

  2. Login or sign up if you do not have an account. Please note you will need information from some form of NZ or Australian ID

  3. Request your My Vaccine Pass (please note you can only request if you have received both vaccinations)

  4. Receive the pass as a PDF to your email within 24 hours. You can present your My Vaccine Pass by any of the following:

  • Save this to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay

  • Save as a photo or PDF

  • Print the pass

Scanning Vaccine Passes with NZ Pass Verifier

Download the NZ Pass Verifier app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store on your phone or tablet. The app is:

  • Free and available to everyone to use

  • There is no login required

  • No internet needed for future scanning, just needed for download and first scan

  • No data is saved to the phone or tablet performing the scan

  1. When anyone is about to enter your facility/event, a staff/volunteer welcomes them and asks to see their My Vaccine Pass

  2. Scan the QR code on the My Vaccine Pass

  3. The app will provide a green tick with the individual's name and DOB. ID can be asked for to verify if required also.

  4. Individual should continue to scan in using their Covid-19 Tracer App also.

For those wishing to learn more about this process, the first 20mins of the webinar hosted by Recreation Aotearoa could be really helpful, where Shiree Hart from Ministry of Health explains the process.

Click here to view the webinar

Contingency Plans for 2022 SNZ Events

Swimming NZ has established contingency plans for all of the events it has scheduled to deliver in 2022

Click here to view the contingency plans for 2022 SNZ Events

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