COVID-19 Details

Shantytown hopes to see you for a visit soon!  To do it safely during the Covid-19 situation, there are some specific requirements of us and our visitors.

New Zealand shifted to the ‘Covid-19 Protection Framework’ on Friday, December 3rd, 2021.  This brought in a traffic light system to manage public health risks from Covid-19. 

As part of the new framework, Shantyown Heritage Park and the West Coast Events Centre will be requiring the use of vaccine passports for all visitors, contractors, staff and service providers. Prior to January 17th 2022, this requirement will be limited to just our Cafe and West Coast Events Centre spaces.  This allows our business to operate with the least number of restrictions possible.

Below is a breakdown of what each traffic light setting will mean for you and us during a visit.

Covid-19 Protection Framework

Red Setting:

 Open to the public with restrictions including vaccine passport requirements to access the Cafe and Events Centre areas.  Face coverings required, 1 metre physical distancing and 100 PAX limits.

  • Only vaccinated staff, visitors, contractors and service providers on site.
  • Contact tracing in place at all key entrance points.
  • All staff, contractors and visitors to the site required to record keep/scan on site entry.
  • Train operating with public health measures in place to allow 1m distancing. Face coverings to be worn on carriages.
  • Gold Claim open with public health measures in place to allow 1m distancing and face coverings at troughs.
  • Enhanced cleaning regime throughout Shantytown Heritage Park.
  • Masks must be worn at all times when in visitor spaces.
  • Personal distancing of 1m between strangers, in entrance queues, public, and exhibition spaces.
  • Physical distancing of 1m to be maintained in all team member spaces.
  • Café can operate based on 1m physical distancing, seated and separated. This cannot exceed 100 PAX.
  • West Coast Events Centre can operate with 1m physical distancing, seated and separated. Limit of 100 PAX.
  • Contact Healthline and get tested if you have symptoms or suspected contact with COVID-19.

Orange Setting:

 Open to the public with restrictions including vaccine passport requirements to access the Cafe and Events Centre areas.  Face coverings required, 1 metre physical distancing and 100 PAX limits.

  • Only vaccinated staff, visitors, contractors and service providers on site.
  • Contact tracing in place at all key entrance points.
  • All staff, contractors and visitors to the site required to record keep/scan on site entry.
  • Train operating with public health measures in place to allow 1m distancing. Face coverings to be worn on carriages.
  • Gold Claim open with public health measures in place to allow 1m distancing and face coverings at troughs.
  • Enhanced cleaning regime throughout Shantytown Heritage Park.
  • Masks must be worn at all times when in visitor spaces.
  • Personal distancing of 1m between strangers, in entrance queues, public, and exhibition spaces.
  • Physical distancing of 1m to be maintained in all team member spaces.
  • Café can operate based on 1m physical distancing, seated and separated.
  • West Coast Events Centre can operate with 1m physical distancing, seated and separated.
  • Contact Healthline and get tested if you have symptoms or suspected contact with COVID-19.

Green Setting:

 Open to the public. Mandatory vaccine passports and optional face coverings.

  • Only vaccinated staff, visitors, contractors and service providers on site.
  • Contact tracing in place at all key entrance points.
  • All staff, contractors and visitors to the site required to record keep/scan on site entry.
  • Regular cleaning regime throughout Shantytown Heritage Park.
  • Contact Healthline and get tested if you have symptoms or suspected contact with COVID-1