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COVID-19

TAPAC In Level Red 

Updated 23 January 2022

  • Anyone aged over 12 years and 3 months entering TAPAC must show a valid My Vaccine Pass 
  • Visitors must scan in using the QR code or complete a paper registration form 
  • Mask use is required in the foyer and bathrooms and is encouraged in classes 
  • TAPAC's venue capacity is based on 1-metre physical distancing 
  • Studio capacities are: 
    • Studio 1 - 24 participants + tutor 
    • Studio 2 - 24 participants + tutor 
    • Studio 3 - 15 participants + tutor 
    • Studio 4 - 15 participants + tutor 
  • TAPAC’s Theatre capacity in Level Red is 50-55 to allow for 1-metre distancing.  Audiences are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings
  • Classes will be exited via the studio emergency exits to avoid groups mixing 
  • Waiting in the foyer is not permitted. Parents/guardians are requested to wait outside or in their vehicles. Exceptions can be requested with prior approval (e.g. for children with special needs) 
  • If a TAPAC-run class or theatre show needs to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, you will receive a refund  
  • TAPAC staff will work at home, where possible
  • If you are unwell, we ask that you do not visit TAPAC.

TAPAC under the Covid-19 protection framework

Updated  14 December 2021

  • TAPAC requires its visitors aged over 12 years and 3 months to show proof of double vaccination by presenting a valid My Vaccine Pass from the Ministry of Health
  • We require staff and tutors be fully vaccinated against Covid-19
  • We will check visitors’ vaccination status at the entrance to TAPAC using the My Vaccine Pass process
  • Please note, TAPAC hosts a number of programmes for young people, so there will be unvaccinated visitors at our venue

TAPAC In Level Red (Until 30 December 2021)

  • Anyone aged over 12 years and 3 months entering TAPAC must show a valid My Vaccine Pass 
  • Visitors must scan in using the QR code or complete a paper registration form 
  • Mask use is required in shared spaces and encouraged in classes 
  • TAPAC's venue capacity is based on 1-metre physical distancing 
  • Studio capacities are: 
    • Studio 1 - 24 participants + tutor 
    • Studio 2 - 24 participants + tutor 
    • Studio 3 - 15 participants + tutor 
    • Studio 4 - 15 participants + tutor 
  • TAPAC’s Theatre capacity in Level Red is 50-55 
  • Classes will be exited via the studio emergency exits to avoid groups mixing 
  • Waiting in the foyer is not permitted. Parents/guardians are requested to wait outside or in their vehicles. Exceptions can be requested with prior approval (e.g. for children with special needs) 
  • If a TAPAC-run class or theatre show needs to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, you will receive a refund  
  • TAPAC staff will work at home, where possible

TAPAC in Level Orange (from 31 December 2021) 

  • Anyone aged over 12 years and 3 months entering TAPAC must show a valid My Vaccine Pass 
  • Visitors must scan in using the QR code or complete a paper registration form 
  • Mask use is required in shared spaces (e.g. the foyer) for those aged 12+ and is encouraged during classes and shows 
  • Normal studio and theatre capacities apply, with no additional restrictions
  • We encourage people to wait outside or in their vehicles when collecting students, rather than gathering in our foyer
  • If a TAPAC-run class or theatre show needs to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, you will receive a refund  

TAPAC under the Covid-19 protection framework

Updated 25 November 2021

TAPAC is an accessible and inclusive community performing arts hub that welcomes a diverse range of people of all ages and backgrounds.

We have decided that the best way to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community, our visitors and our staff is to require people entering TAPAC to be double vaccinated. We have weighed up the risks and benefits, taking into account the fact that many of our users are under 12 and cannot currently be vaccinated.

We consider that requiring double vaccination will make TAPAC as safe as it can be, and keep our facility as accessible for as many people as possible.

TAPAC will re-open under the Covid-19 protection framework (in level Red of the traffic light system) on Monday 6 December 2021.

From then, all participants in TAPAC-run and community-run programmes held at TAPAC will need to be double vaccinated. We will check visitors’ vaccination status at the entrance to TAPAC using the My Vaccine Pass process. Children under 12 will be exempt because they can’t currently be vaccinated.

We will continue to follow the advice and regulations of the government, and will continue to review our policies as the Covid-19 situation evolves.

TAPAC remains closed in Level 3.2

Updated 8 November 2021

TAPAC cannot open in Level 3.2, however we are continuing to offer online and outdoor classes - please visit our Classes page for more information.

Online Performing Arts Classes

Updated 18 October 2021

TAPAC is running a variety of ONLINE classes for kids and adults to keep everyone creative and connected during lockdowns. 

When it’s safe to return to our studios, we will return to running our regular performing arts programmes.  You can browse our IN-STUDIO classes and register your interest to be notified when in-studio classes are open for enrolments.

If you have any questions about our online classes, please email our Education Coordinator Bleau at [email protected]

For fortnightly updates about what's happening at TAPAC,  sign up for our newsletter HERE

Updated 11 October 2021

Term 4 Performing Arts Programmes

Following the announcement that Auckland will remain in Level 3 Step 1 until at least Monday 18 October, TAPAC’s Term 4 performing arts programmes will not be able to launch in our studios in the week of 18 October.

Over the next few days we will be working through options for starting our term programmes online.

If you have already enrolled in one of our Term 4 programmes, we will be in touch soon with all of the possible options for running your class. All Tim Bray drama classes will be run online.

We know how important it is that we all have a creative outlet and ways to connect in these stressful times, so we will do all that we can to keep our classes going. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

October Holiday Programmes

Unfortunately, ongoing Covid-19 alert level restrictions mean that we have had to cancel our October holiday programmes. If you have booked a programme, our Education Coordinator will be in touch soon to arrange your refund. Thank you for your patience and if you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Updated Tuesday 21 September 2021

TAPAC's Holiday Programmes can run when Auckland returns to Level 2

We will find out if Auckland can move to Level 2 on Monday 4 October, so we have scheduled our holiday programmes to start from Thursday 7 October in the hope that we will be able to open by then.

We have restructured our October Holiday Programmes to work in a Level 2 environment, with smaller class numbers to allow for social distancing. This means that places are strictly limited.

Please note, if the programme needs to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions or low enrolment numbers, you will receive a refund.

If you have booked a programme that was due to start between 4-6 October, will be in touch soon to organise your refund. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

You can enrol in our holiday programmes HERE

COVID-19 case linked to TAPAC – Friday 13 August

Updated 11:00am Wednesday 25 August 2021

TAPAC has been advised by Auckland Regional Public Health that a visitor to TAPAC on Friday 13 August is a confirmed case of COVID-19.

If you were at TAPAC between 5.00pm-7.30pm on Friday 13 August, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice.

You can find more details on the Ministry of Health’s Locations of Interest page HERE Please note, there are different instructions for different times. Please check the TAPAC listings entered on both 23 August and 24 August.

TAPAC Closed in Level 4

TAPAC is closed in Level 4 - this means no classes, bookings or events can be held at TAPAC.

If you attend a class at TAPAC, please check your class listing on our Classes page to find out whether your class will run online during Level 4. If you attend a class run by TAPAC and have any questions, please email [email protected]  If you attend a community-run class held at TAPAC, please contact the class organiser with questions.

If you have booked a TAPAC studio during the lockdown period, we will do everything we can to be flexible and to help you reschedule your bookings once we are allowed to safely re-open. If you have any questions about your studio booking, please email [email protected]

If you have booked tickets to a theatre show impacted by the lockdown, we will be in touch to arrange a refund of your tickets. Please note, the show 'Four Friends and a Funeral', scheduled for 28 August, has been cancelled. You will be contacted to arrange a refund of your tickets.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update you via email, on our website and through social media with any developments as the situation changes.

Take care everyone and we look forward to welcoming you back when it’s safe to do so.

Ngā mihi nui,

Sarah Somerville

Executive Director, TAPAC