Practical advice for Vineyards and Wineries

NZ at the Orange Traffic Light setting 

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This content is no longer being regularly updated, and some of the information below may have been superseded. If you have any queries, or want to confirm the latest position, please contact covidresponse@nzwine.com 


Guidance for winegrowers on the traffic light system/COVID-19 Protection Framework

See link below. Please note, new information and updates in the latest version are highlighted in yellow.

  • 29 Mar 2022

    Simplified Traffic Light Guidance - Version 1

    Guidance on how winegrowers can operate their businesses under the traffic light system. Please note we have significantly streamlined our guidance to reflect the recent changes made to the traffic light system. Our previous guidance is available here if you require further information about a particular topic.


Planning under the traffic light system

  • 11 Mar 2022

    Omicron Phase 3 - what type of contact are you?

    A summary flow chart of contact and isolation requirements at Phase 3 of the Omicron response.

    NOTE: this chart has been updated to reflect the new isolation requirements for cases and household contacts that will apply from 11.59pm Friday 11 March 2022.

  • 18 Mar 2022

    List Of Suppliers Of Rapid Antigen Tests

    NZW does not endorse any particular suppliers of RATs – the list below is only based on information that has been provided to NZW, and has been prepared to assist NZW members to identify businesses who may have RATs available for purchase.

    NEW: includes details of new supplier of Ecotest Nasal Pen RATs

  • 25 Feb 2022

    Health And Safety Planning Under The Traffic Light System - Version 6 (Phase 3)

    Updated guidance on health and safety planning under the traffic light system and Phase 3 of the Omicron outbreak 

  • 18 Feb 2022

    How To Register A Worker On The Critical Services Register - Version 2

    Guidance on how to fill out the registration form for the Critical Services Register under Phases 2 and 3 of the Omicron Response.

  • 28 Jan 2022

    Business Continuity Checklist

    Checklist for winegrowers to help you create a business continuity plan to ensure your business is able to continue to operate with as little disruption as possible if you, or one of your team contracts COVID-19

  • 04 Mar 2022

    COVID Protection Framework For Winegrowers

    A summary table of how we expect winegrowers can operate at the green, orange and red traffic light levels and phase 3 of the Omicron response. V3 4 March 2022.

  • Guidance for operating at other Alert Levels - Archived

    NZW has previously prepared guidance to assist winegrowers operating their businesses under previous iterations of the traffic light system and various Alert Levels, which you can find on this page. Some of this may be useful, but the latest guidance is available on the practical advice page.


Webinar: COVID-19: Planning for Vintage 2022

On 15 February 2022, the NZW Advocacy team presented a webinar on Preparing for Vintage 2022. A recording of the webinar, together with a PDF of the slides, is available here [member login required]. The webinar covered recent developments, including:

  • Phases of the Omicron outbreak – changes to testing and isolation period
  • Health and safety planning under Omicron
  • Managing close contacts, and pathways to return to work
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