Covid-19 response update for Tairāwhiti Museum

24 January 2022

Covid 19 Protection Framework : RED

Tairāwhiti Museum and Exhibit Café are open to the public.

  • Presentation of a valid My Vaccine Pass is a condition of entry for everyone aged 12 and over.
  • Do not visit if you are sick or have symptoms.

  • Wear a face covering (unless seated in the cafe)

  • Use the NZ Covid Tracer app to record your visit using the QR code posters in the museum entrance area or sign-in in the manual register.

  • Keep 1 metres from other visitors who aren’t in your bubble.

  • Wash and sanitize your hands regularly. Hand sanitizer is available in the reception area.



COVID-19 vaccination to be a condition of entry to Tairāwhiti Museum and Art Gallery from 3 December 2021

Tairāwhiti Museum and Art Gallery will require everyone aged 12 and over to present a valid My Vaccine Pass as a condition of entry to the facility from 3 December 2021.

On 3 December Aotearoa New Zealand will move to the Covid 19 Protection Framework Traffic Light System. Whether Tairāwhiti enters the new framework at ORANGE or RED actions will be needed to protect both at-risk people, and protect our health system from an unsustainable number of hospitalisations.

Tairāwhiti Museum is a community facility and also the region’s largest tourism facility. Requiring vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of entry will help make the museum as safe and accessible as it can be for our community and for visitors to the region.

All museum staff, volunteers and trustees are fully vaccinated. Along with presenting a digital or physical My Vaccine Pass, scanning or signing in, wearing a face covering and maintaining 1 metre social distancing will continue to be mandatory for anyone entering the museum.

Visit or call 0800 222 478 to get your My Vaccine Pass

For further information contact:

Eloise Wallace, Director

We welcome ideas for new projects and exhibitions so if you have something in mind, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!

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