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Covid 19 - Alert Level 3 service changes

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

From 11:59pm on Tuesday, 31 August, New Zealand moved to COVID Alert Level 3. In response, Sport Bay of Plenty has implemented the following changes to our services:

Office hours

Sport Bay of Plenty staff continue to work from home and all offices are closed. You can reach us by emailing or contacting staff directly.

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Green Prescription/Active Families

Phone consultations continue under Alert Level 3. We understand this can be a challenging time for clients, but our advisors remain here to support you. We encourage you to attend your scheduled consultation over the phone, and for current clients to join in on the chat on our private Facebook groups for further support.

Keep on Your Feet

Community strength and balance classes cannot meet in-person under COVID-19 Alert Level 3. However, some classes are now being delivered online. Please contact your class instructor  to find out if this is a service they are currently offering.

Alternatively, our team have prepared a number of strength and balance exercises that can be  safely completed at home.

Alert level guidelines for play, active recreation and sport

Sport NZ has guidance on what activities and health and safety measures must be in place during Alert Level 3. During Alert Level 3 you must stay within your bubble and it is important to play it safe and within your limits.

Turf maintenance

Sport New Zealand has advised that turf maintenance (such as mowing greens or maintaining greens) can occur under Alert Level 4 provided the work is necessary and in the situation where the lack of maintenance  at this time  would lead to irreparable damage or loss of value to the premises. This allows golf clubs and bowls clubs to mow lawns and maintain greens.

Alert level information for each region

Alert level information for each region, and health advice, can be found on the  COVID-19 government website.


Any scheduled Sport Bay of Plenty workshops will either be cancelled, rescheduled or moved to online. The workshop facilitator will be in touch to confirm.

Community sport and recreation organisations can access great tips and resources under our  COVID-19 Help section.

Remaining physically active while in lockdown can really help your physical and mental wellbeing. That’s why we’ve put together loads of resources about activities you can do at home, in your neighbourhood or at school if school activities are limited.

We’ve developed resources for every age, from young children to adults and older persons. Find out more at

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