COVID traffic light system

Rekindle is teaching workshops at all levels of the government's traffic light system.

We have taken the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, volunteers and members of the public into consideration, and thought carefully about how we can run workshops and safely deliver a fulfilling craft experience.

We require all workshop attendees, aged 12 years 3 months and over,  to present their My Vaccine Pass at the start of each workshop that they are attending.

We have this policy in place so that we can continue to do what we love - share resourceful skills - and operate as safely as possible, while protecting the health of our communities.

At the Red level of the traffic light system, our doors will be closed to the general public while workshops are taking place. We will open for retail for limited hours.

Please also be aware that vaccine passes are not required in the public spaces in the Boys’ High Building at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre, though they may be in some other businesses.

During open hours (10 – 5pm daily), our space in Te Matatiki Toi Ora is open to the public. This means that classes held here share the wider space with the public. As it is simply not possible for us to sight vaccine passports within the adjoining retail space (divided off from the rest of the room by the counter) during Orange and Green levels, we will not be requiring those that visit the retail space to have them.

If you would like to be seated further away from the retail area (perhaps you are a vulnerable person), please make this request to your tutor when you arrive.


We will review our policy in light of any new government mandates and guidelines, and as the situation evolves.

We are working hard to deliver some online workshops too, so that if you have chosen not to get the vaccine, or do not feel comfortable participating in publicly accessible workshops at this time, you can still participate.

We respect your personal choice as to whether or not you get the vaccine, and we ask that you respect ours.

Scanning/signing in

This is a requirement at all levels of the traffic light system.

Masks and social distancing

At Orange and Red levels, masks will be required in all areas of our workshop. Class sizes are based on capacity limits as per the government’s guidelines.

At Green, mask-wearing and social distancing is encouraged.

Refunds for workshops

Participants who are unwell, or who are required to self-isolate, must not attend the workshop.


Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day, and they will be asked to leave. Refunds will not be given to persons arriving at the workshop on the day without a My Vaccine Pass, and they will be asked to leave.

In other instances, we can look to providing a credit if participants need to miss the workshop in order to manage the risk of COVID-19, however, this will be at Rekindle's discretion and we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can fill the space.

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Be kind and keep safe.