Ahead of the start of the 2022 season, New Zealand Football have announced guidance, developed with Sport NZ and the New Zealand Football federations, for delivering football and futsal under the Red setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

New Zealand Football and the federations have confirmed football and futsal competitions, matches and trainings for participants aged over 12 years and 3 months will operate as My Vaccine Pass Gatherings. This is to ensure that the game remains compliant with the Covid-19 Protection Framework and can be played in the safest possible environment. 

All participants aged over 12 years and 3 months will require a valid My Vaccine Pass to be involved in these Gatherings. Participants aged 5-11 are encouraged to be vaccinated. 

Read the full guidance for the Red setting.

Read the full guidance for delivering football and futsal under Orange and Green settings

Read Sport New Zealand’s full Covid Protection Framework guidance at

See the Club Toolkit for additional guidance and resources to help clubs deliver football and futsal under the COVID-19 Protection Framework.