News & Updates

8 October 2021 • General

8 October Update - Athletics at Alert Level 2

Athletics NZ has updated advice previously released on 4 October.

All of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2, except for Auckland, Waitomo District, including Te Kuiti, Waipa District, Ōtorohanga District, Raglan, Te Kauwhata, Huntly, Ngāruawāhia, Hamilton City and some surrounding areas, which are at Level 3. 

Today we are pleased to share some good news from Sport NZ, who in alignment with the latest advice from Government, have amended Level 2 guidelines.

The biggest area of change for our sport relates to the relaxation of number limits for event gatherings. Previously there was a maximum of 100 people for indoor or outdoor gatherings. There are now no restrictions on the number of people that can attend a gathering – which includes any type of athletics activity. Participants can come into contact with each other and share equipment however spectators attending local events and activities should stay 2m apart from people they do not know, wear a face covering wherever possible, and follow all other contact tracing and hygiene guidelines.

Athletics NZ has updated our Community Guidelines for Alert Level 2-3, and all clubs are encouraged to review and follow these guidelines. In addition we have updated our Advice and Guidance for Coaches at Alert Levels 2 and 3, which we encourage all coaches to review. Our Community Guidelines for Auckland at Alert Level 3 remain unchanged. 

Athletics NZ will regularly update our Covid Resources to align with any amended guidelines. See our designated Covid-19 information section

For further details on the measures that we need to follow under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2, please visit the New Zealand Covid-19 Website.

If you have any questions, please call or email the Athletics NZ Community Manager, Hamish Meacheam:
M: 027 324 1976