COVID-19 Update

 

Updated: December 1, 2021

To our customers and community,

 

From Friday 3 December, New Zealand will move into the COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System). 

 

As part of fulfilling our health and safety obligations to all staff, visitors, whānau and communities, as of Friday 3 December The Dark Sky Project requires all guests and spectators 12+ years to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination on arrival.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you will not be able to enter our site.  This includes any spectators.

Visitors will need to provide proof of vaccination which can come in the form of a digital or hardcopy of the relevant record from My Covid Record provided by the Ministry of Health.

We thank you for your co-operation and understanding as we do our bit to keep our community safe.

 

The Mackenzie District (Lake Takapo/Tekapo) is at Orange, please read the following information on how we will be operating at this level:

 

On arrival: 

  • Have your My Vaccine Pass open and ready for scanning upon entry to The Dark Sky Project

  • Please have your face covering on

  • We require you to scan our location into your Covid Tracing app

 

What we're doing to keep you safe:

  • We require all kaimahi (staff) and manuhiri (visitors) to wear masks. Free masks will be available onsite.

  • On all tours guests and guides will be required to wear masks. While under the orange alert level, down jackets will not be provided.

  • The Dark Sky Project is a cashless site at Orange

 

Please find further information below on how The Dark Sky Project operates under each stage of the traffic light system.

 

At Red

  • We are open - vaccine pass/certificate required

  • Up to 100 people limit on site, based on 1m distancing

  • Record keeping/scanning required

  • Face coverings required

 

At Orange

  • We are open - vaccine pass/certificate required

  • No limit on the number of people on site

  • Record keeping/scanning required

  • Face coverings required

 

At Green

  • We are open - vaccine pass/certificate required

  • No limit on the number of people on site

  • Record keeping/scanning required

  • Face coverings encouraged indoors

 

Existing tickets:

If you have any existing bookings affected by COVID-19 that you wish to move or refund please email info@thedarkskyproject.co.nz for assistance.  

If you have purchased a ticket and are unable to fulfil our entry requirements, please email info@thedarkskyproject.co.nz for assistance.

 

How to get your Vaccine Certificate:

Information on how to download your vaccination certificate can be found here.

 

Ngā mihi

Jared Simcox - Business Manager 

Dark Sky Project