COVID-19 Update January 24, 2022

With New Zealand now at the RED level setting around the country, this means restrictions are in place regarding the upcoming 2022 AFL New Zealand Premiership.

With guidance from Sport NZ and the NZ government, the AFLNZ Premiership competition will proceed as scheduled in 2022. Processes have been put in place with external stakeholders to ensure that your safety is our top priority during this time.

Under the RED COVID-19 Protection Framework setting, sport, active recreation and play can take place with restrictions implemented geographically to protect at-risk people and minimise the risk of community transmission.

All outdoor parks, fields and playgrounds can open for use, along with public facilities, which will operate under specific settings. Most sport and recreation can be played under Gatherings restrictions. The number that can meet at a Gathering depends on whether vaccine passes are required and checked or not.

For up to date information on Covid-19, head to

See the protection framework summary here.