Fitzone NZ and the Traffic Light Framework
We know how important physical and mental wellbeing is in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, and that’s why we’re committed to doing all that we can to keep our fitness centre open, and remain open.
As you know, the Government has announced a new COVID-19 Protection Framework which will adopt a 'traffic-light' approach to managing COVID-19, and the use of vaccination certificates. Fitness facilities that do not request proof of vaccination will have capacity restrictions at the ‘Green’ setting and will be closed at the 'Orange' and 'Red' setting. As we currently understand, the Waikato will be moving into orange or red on the 3rd of December 2021. So that we can legally stay open and operate optimally at orange and red levels of the COVID-19 Protection Framework, Fitzone NZ will be requiring staff, contractors, members, and guests over the age of 12 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to entering our facility.
Whilst in green, we will continue to allow unvaccinated members, contractors, staff and guests in all of our Fitzone facilities.
This will take effect from December 3rd 2021. We will then implement the vaccination entry requirement. We’re anticipating that you will only need to show your vaccination pass once, and this will only be recorded as sighted and the expiry date noted against your account and we’ll confirm this when we know more about the Government’s requirements.
Once the new COVID-19 Protection Framework ('traffic-light' system) is in place, should you choose not to produce your vaccination certificate, access to our facility will not be available in orange or red. If you are undecided as to whether you wish to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or are not getting vaccinated, we can put your membership on hold for up to three months, so that if you do decide to be vaccinated or we move into green, you don’t lose your current membership rate. Alternatively, if you would rather cancel your membership because of your choice to not be vaccinated against COVID-19, we can disuss all the available options with that. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and we will be in touch as soon as we can.
We will endeavor to start to record vaccination certificates for those that are happy to share from today onwards, in order to make the change as smooth as possible.
When you are next in the club, if you wish to, please show one our team your certificate and we will scan and record that within your membership profile.
We do realise that the choice to get vaccinated or not is a personal one and we respect that. However, for us to do what we do best, we need to be open to serve as many people as possible, and vaccination certificates in orange and red are the key to achieve this.
There will be further details coming through from the Government and Exercise New Zealand, and we will do our best to keep you informed and up to date.
In the meantime, if you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.
The Fitzone Team
COVID-19 Frequently asked Questions:
Q: How do I get ‘My Vaccine Pass’?
A: To request my Vaccine Pass go the following link: : https://mycovidrecord.health.nz/ or call 0800222487.
Q: If I am still undecided on being vaccinated, what are my options?
A: We are offering to suspend memberships for up to 3 months with no extra cost.
Q: Will all your staff be vaccinated?
A: In orange and red yes, all our staff and contractors will be vaccinated.
Q: Do I have to show my vaccine certificate upon every visit?
A: No, if you choose to, we can record that we have verified your certificate, and we simply record the expiry date of your certificate in our records (we don’t store the actual certificate anywhere). Then your access will continue as usual including if you have 24/hr access. If you do not wish for us to record that your pass has been sited and the expiry date you will need to show your pass every time you visit, which will also mean that you will only be able to enter the facility during staffed hours.
If you would like more information on booking your vaccine or information on the new COVID-19 Protection Framework visit the Ministry of Health and Exercsie NZ Websites: