Art Deco Festival Napier


We take the health and welfare of our visitors and teams very seriously. We will follow Ministry of Health advice on Covid-19 and encourage all our patrons to do the same. Please do not attend and show or event if you are awaiting results of a Covid-19 test, are currently subject to an isolation period, or are feeling unwell.

Be sure to scan in using the Covid-19 tracer app or the paper register – we will have both QR codes and register available at each of the Festival venues. For full details closer to the Festival and should there be any need to cancel due to Alert Level changes, check back here.

Terms & Conditions and Cancellation policy HERE

Level 1

In response to the current COVID-19 Alert Level 1 status, The Art Deco Festival Napier will take place between 16 – 20 February 2022

Our key priorities for running a successful event are the safety of our participants and personnel as well as being able to deliver a world class event experience for all those involved.

With people travelling from all around New Zealand to the event, and with the sheer number of events and community events in the city centre, with the entire country setting in COVID-19 Alert Level 1 status, the Art Deco Festival Napier can operate. 

Public Events at Alert Level 1
At Alert Level 1, there are no physical distancing requirements or limits on the number of people who can attend social gatherings or events.However, all workplaces and businesses (including event sites) legally must display the government’s official QR code, which can be scanned by the COVID-19 Tracer App, for each location.

The Event Sector Voluntary Code has also been developed for event organisers to operate safely and all events are encouraged to commit to the Code.

Level 2

Should the COVID-19 Alert level status change in New Zealand and for Napier, a decision will be made as to how the Festival will look and run at COVID-19 Alert Level status 2.

 At Alert Level 2, some events can go ahead but with restrictions:


Please see the event listing which will show weather the event can proceed in L2 or not. 


Events and event facilities 


o    100 people in any defined indoor or outdoor space.


o    Workers providing services to the event are not included in the indoor and outdoor gathering limits.


o    \Providing food and drinks at an event, everyone must be seated to be served.


o    Employees working at an event legally must wear a face covering if they interact with customers.


Travelling to an event

Attendees must keep 1-metre apart from people you do not know. We recommend wearing a face covering if physical distancing is difficult.


o    Please follow the venue’s safety measures and stay in your allocated seat; and Even if you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you still need to keep 1-metre apart from others, sign in using the NZ COVID Tracer app, and stay home if you are sick.


o    At Alert Level 2, individuals, can travel to other regions that are at Alert Level 1 or 2 to attend a concert, conference, sports game, or any other public event. If the event is in an Alert Level 2 region, the 100-person limit applies.


o    It is strongly recommended that attendees keep a record of who they have been in contact with, and what transport services were used.


o    Everyone attending events will be encouraged to keep a 2-metre distance from people you do not know.


o    If attendees are unable to maintain physical distance from people unknown to them, wearing a face covering is recommended.



·           Indoor defined spaces: An indoor space is a single space if there are walls that substantially divide that space from other spaces. The walls can be permanent or temporary.

·           Outdoor defined spaces: An outdoor space is a single space if there are walls or barriers that substantially divide that space from other spaces.  The wall or barrier can be permanent or temporary and must ensure at least 2-metres distance between people either side of that wall or barrier.

For all events that have to be restricted, cancelled or postponed, please rest assured that we will be in touch with all ticket holders to inform you of the changes, and what any rebooking or refund process will look like.

Please visit for up to date information on the Alert Levels and their restrictions.

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