Vaccine certificates mandated for visitors to Ngāi Tahu Tourism attractions
Ngāi Tahu Tourism has announced all visitors to its attractions will be required to show proof of
vaccination from Friday, 3 December 2021.
As part of the wider Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Group, Ngāi Tahu Tourism takes its health and
safety obligations to all kaimahi, manuhiri, whānau and communities very seriously.
With the highly infectious Delta-variant entering communities, there is a focus on vaccinations
as the the strongest and most effective tool to minimise the spread of infection.
GM of Corporate Services Jo Allison says it is both a social and corporate responsibility to
support vaccinations in the interest of the public good.
“We know vaccination is the most effective way of minimising spread of the virus and keeping
people well. At Ngāi Tahu Tourism, we need those who visit our attractions to have that peace
of mind that the person they are sitting next to on the Shotover Jet, or the person they are hiking
the ice with at Franz Josef Glacier Guides has the best protection available against Covid-19.”
All open Ngāi Tahu Tourism attractions will be covered by the new policy from December 3. This
includes Shotover Jet, Dart River Adventures, Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Agrodome, National
Kiwi Hatchery, Hukafalls Jet, the All Blacks Experience, Dark Sky Project, and the Hollyford
The attractions will also continue to follow Government guidelines around localised outbreaks
and implement secondary measures where needed, such as strict hygiene measures, social
distancing, mask wearing and scanning in.
Visitors from Friday 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
Ngāi Tahu Tourism also strongly encourages a 100% vaccination rate for its own staff and has
enabled time off work for staff to get the vaccination.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Group has completed risk assessments across the business to ensure
our people and interests are protected from the transmission of COVID-19.
Like many employers across the country, the Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is working
through a consultation process with all staff about a vaccination policy.