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COVID-19  CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Organisational Statement - Vaccination Mandates 

 

The Government has announced that New Zealanders will need a vaccination certificate or pass to access future events and venues this summer.

The Incubator Creative Hub respects that everyone has their rights regarding their decision to be vaccinated or not. 

As an organisation we understand the practical benefits to have a fully vaccinated team. The decision for some hasn't been easy and ultimately made because of the commitment to the safety of the community and knowing it is the way forward for us to be able to support the sector where we can by enabling events to happen and art to be shared.

As an organisation we have a strong duty of care to our audience and our wider community in regards to our protocols and responsibility to our funders and partners.

To enable us to remain committed to supporting Arts & Culture, to keeping the opportunities rolling in, to support the livelihood of practitioners and performers and to also to save our venues and spaces we are adapting to the government decisions made regarding the mandating of vaccine certificates.

 

We understand this will potentially mean some missed opportunities for some of you and it could also create the the perception of division.
We politely reiterate we do not take this decision lightly or with any intention to create discord. 

This decision has been made for all practical and not political reasons

We ask that you respect we are responding to government regulations .
 

We will not respond to communications where our stance is judged unfairly, criticised or our team attacked and subjected to negative energy.
 

What we will do is simply put one foot in front of each other and try and get through this as best we can with a positive attitude.

 

For those whom we won't see in person for a while because of these regulations we are still continue to be connected to you all via our social media. 

Site Specific regulations where vaccine passes are required:

The Incubator Gallery & Studios: 
Day to day visiting the exhibition and meeting with team. No vaccine pass is required but masks MUST be worn inside and safe distancing .

Events and launches: Passes are essential .

All Studio Artists are vaccinated
 

The Pot House Gallery:
Day to day visiting the exhibition and retail gallery- No pass required but masks MUST be worn inside and safe distancing .

Events and launches: Passes are essential 
 

Satellite Studios:
Day to day visiting the studios- No pass required but masks MUST be worn inside and safe distancing.

The People's Gallery:
Day to day visiting the exhibition and retail gallery- No pass required but masks MUST be worn inside and safe distancing .

Events and launches: Passports are essential 

All volunteers will be vaccinated.

The Artist Room Gallery:
Day to day visiting the exhibition and retail gallery- No pass required but masks MUST be worn inside and safe distancing .

All volunteers will be vaccinated.

Okorore Gallery and Studios:

Day to day visiting the whare gallery- No pass required but masks MUST be worn inside and safe distancing.

All volunteers will be vaccinated.

The Villa Studios.
Day to day visiting the exhibition and retail gallery- No pass required but masks MUST be worn inside and safe distancing . All Studio Artists are vaccinated.
 

The Artery : Tutors and Participants must have proof of vaccine pass when booking and before the workshops begin.

All tutors in the Artery will also need to show proof of vaccine pass.
 

The Jam Factory : Vaccine passes are required for all performance events inside the Jam Factory, this includes the deck and outside areas. 

All volunteers are vaccinated.

All performers, support teams and bands must be vaccinated.

Questions you may have around vaccine pass entry:
 

Q: I have don't have my vaccine pass yet but its on the way, am I able to attend?

A:  Sorry, to make it black and white for our volunteers and team no one will be permitted entry to events and the Jam Factory gigs without a Govt passport. 

Q: Will my children need an exemption certificate to attend?

A: At this stage children under the age of 12 will not be required to show proof of vaccination. This could change and we will adapt our policies accordingly.

Q: Will I be able to perform or participate at Incubator led events if I am unvaccinated ?

A: Without prejudice we will have to  to say no to unvaccinated performers in our confined venues and larger events and festivals.

You can book your COVID-19 vaccination HERE

'Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

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COVID-19 Precautions on site.


The Incubator Creative Hub is committed to following the govt health requirements to keep our venues and events safe and operating.

We implementing all requirements specific to the current alert level.

Mask wearing and scanning is mandatory in our public spaces.

Social distancing is fully encouraged .