Important information during Covid-19
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Updated 22 September 2020 * subject to change

Te Manawa and the New Zealand Rugby Museum are open.

Te Manawa and the New Zealand Rugby Museum are open under Covid-19 Alert Level One.

Under alert level one, our spaces and exhibitions are open as normal. Please note that Tamariki (our kids’ area) will close after the October School Holidays for phase two of its refresh. The Dino Dig is open, weather permitting.



After school art classes, holiday programmes and venue bookings proceed as normal under alert level one.

Keeping each other safe

The well-being of our staff and guests is of the utmost importance to us. On the morning of your visit if you, or any member of a group that you are visiting with, are showing any symptoms that may be caused by Covid-19, please postpone your visit and contact Healthline.

  • If you are sick, stay home
  • If you have cold or flu-like symptoms get tested
  • Wash your hands, Wash your hands, Wash your hands
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow and regularly disinfect shared surfaces
  • If you are told by health authorities to self isolate you must do so immediately
  • If concerned about your well-being or you have underlying health conditions, consult with your GP
  • Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen in case contact tracing is needed
  • Stay vigilant
  • Be Kind


If you think you may be infected with Covid-19, please postpone your visit. Contact a doctor as soon as possible to confirm a diagnosis. Call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free advice from experienced nurses.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

You will find more information about protecting yourself, your colleagues, your ākonga, and their whānau at the links below.

Ministry of Health information on Covid-19 virus

You can find more information about the different levels of alert at the New Zealand Government’s Covid-19 website here.