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COVID-19 Traffic Light System Red

Why is Bay Skate moving into the traffic light system?

Bay Skate is managed by Napier City Council. Council has health and safety obligations to staff, contractors, suppliers and general members of the public. COVID-19 poses a very real and serious risk, and those health and safety obligations means it must take reasonably practicable steps to manage and minimise that risk.  

Do I still have to scan the QR code or sign in, and wear a face covering?  

Yes, we still want you to scan your QR code for signing in and wear a face covering (unless you have an exemption).  

How many people are allowed into Bay Skate?

At red or orange levels, Bay Skate will continue to operate at a 100 capacity limit, based on 1m physical distancing. Capacity will be monitored, and once we reach capacity we will operate a 1 in, 1 out system. We will be continuing to run our 10am – 3pm and 3pm – 8pm sessions over weekends and week days during the school holiday’s. This is to ensure that as many people as possible get to enjoy our facility during busy days.

Will Bay Skate staff be vaccinated? 


What public health measures will continue under this new system? 

We have always had strict sanitation, handwashing, and health and wellness policies for our employees. Hygiene champions are dedicated to each shift, ensuring sanitising all contact surfaces. Extra cleaning and sanitising will be carried out during the day to keep both our staff and our valued customers safe.  We have several sanitising stations throughout the complex, so please ensure you use these upon entry and exit of facility. Most importantly, if you are feeling unwell please stay at home.

What if I am unvaccinated? 

Only people aged 12 and over who are attending events will need to show a My Vaccine Pass (or official exemption).

Who will be responsible for scanning and checking My Vaccine Passes?  Will you have the appropriate equipment for this?  

The staff at Bay Skate will have the New Zealand Pass Verifier App on phones and will work to ensure everyone entering the facility for an event is scanned and verified as double vaccinated.  

Businesses that have opted into the traffic light system but fail to check certificates or exemptions can be fined up to $12,000, or $15,000 if the Courts impose a fine.  

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Eastern & Central Community Trust

Bay Skate

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