You don’t have to scan in, but you can record your visit if you choose, by using the NZ Covid Tracer App. This is displayed at the Museum and Art Gallery receptions. Good record keeping and fast contact tracing helps stop the spread of COVID-19, and protect our whānau, communities and each other.

It is mandatory for all visitors to Te Manawa to wear a protective face covering. This is a COVID-19 public health requirement. Those with exemptions are asked to provide their exemption certificate upon arrival to avoid embarrassment. Children are not included in this requirement.

  • Capacity: In ORANGE and RED settings, there are limits on how many people can be inside the Te Manawa complex at any one time, and this varies according to the type of activity and the spaces being used.
    The limit is calculated on how many people can fit into a designated area while maintaining a one-metre distance between them. Even though physical distancing is not required, it is used to calculate spatial limits. This means that a private booking, a meeting or an after-hours event may have a different capacity than general day-to-day opening hours.
  • Our team: Some staff may occasionally undertake their duties at home and spending reduced hours in the office. Please be patient and allow a little longer for a response.
  • Masks: You must wear a mask when visiting Te Manawa. If you have a medical exemption, please alert our staff and present this to them upon arrival.
  • Reduced activities: Most interactives are operational again.

For more information on the Covid-19 Alert Levels, please visit the Covid-19 website:

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Tamariki - Kids' area

Tamariki is open again, but with a reduced capacity of 25 people at a time. As you might be able to imagine, this popular space takes a beating! Reduced capacity limits help us maintain hygiene and safe distancing.
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No Vax Pass Requirements

From 5 April 2022, a valid "My Vaccine Pass" is no longer required as a condition of entry to Te Manawa or the New Zealand Rugby Museum.