Waipā Council facilities require vaccine pass from 13 December
As New Zealand moves to the COVID Protection Framework tonight, Waipā District Council will require vaccine passes to be sighted before entry to any council-managed facilities.
Tomorrow, Waipā enters the Orange setting, reviewed in two weeks by Cabinet.
For anyone aged 12 years three months and over, their My Vaccine Pass will need to be sighted for entry to:
- Te Awamutu Library
- Cambridge Library
- Te Awamutu Museum
- Council buildings, including front counters and meeting spaces
- Council-managed community halls
- Council dog control facilities
While the move was not an easy one to make, it was based around the health and safety of both council frontline staff and those vulnerable members of our community across the district, Waipa District Council Chief Executive Garry Dyet said.
“These decisions are never taken lightly but we have to do what is right for those in our community who need protecting. These spaces have visitors that range from babies to the elderly and we need to ensure the vulnerable feel a sense of protection when coming to a library or museum, or one of our front counters,” Dyet said.
The policy takes effect from 8am, Monday December 13.
“This gives us time to look at alternative systems we can set up for those who do not carry a vaccine pass – such as a click and collect method for the libraries.”
“This is a dynamic and changing environment and we will look to review this policy over time when the time is right,” Dyet said.