Covid 19 Important Information for Alert Level 3

All regions south of Auckland will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 from midnight on Tuesday 31st August at 11:59pm. Government rules under this Alert Level include:

  • Stay home. If you are not at work, exercising or getting essentials then you must be at home, the same as at Alert Level 4.
  • You can do activities that are local, which you can do safely, and which do not involve interacting with other people, or equipment touched by other people.
  • Travel is still restricted, and is only allowed for permitted movement in your local area – e.g. for going to work, shopping, or getting exercise.
  • Staying overnight at a batch or holiday home is  not permitted
  • Recreational boating is not permitted

In line with the above, please note the following guidelines from Marlborough Sounds Marinas

Marina facilities
Our marina facilities and launching ramps will remain closed except for

  • Sounds Residents
  • Registered Marina Contractors with a Covid Safe Work Plan in place
  • Commercial operators (as defined by Government)
  • Life line utilities and emergency services

If you have been self-isolating in the Sounds and you are heading back home, please contact your marina manager prior to doing so.

Access to jetties & vessel checks
Local customers who wish to undertake quick checks of their vessels (bilge, lines, batteries etc..)  are permitted to do so.

  • Undertaking major maintenance and fittings is not allowed – (except if undertaken by Registered Marina Contractors with a Covid Safe Work Plan in place
  • If you come to the marina, please do not linger or congregate. Practice physical distancing by keeping a 2 metre space between yourself and anyone from outside your bubble.
  • Use jetty fingers if required to minimise contact on the main jetty walkway.
  • Please bring hand sanitiser with you. Our ablution facilities will remain closed.
  • Please wear a face-covering / mask while on the jetties

Non-Marlburian customers can notify marina staff and we can undertake vessel checks on your behalf.

Keep track of where you have been

  • Use the NZ Covid Tracer app. QR codes are available at the entrance of each jetty
  • Alternatively a contact tracing form is available on the website link

Boat Maintenance

  • The Waikawa Marina hardstand will stay locked with padlock keys provided as required to Registered Marina Contractors with a Covid 19 Safe Work Plan in place
  • Most commercial boat maintenance operators are intending to resume operations at commencement of Level 3.
  • Should you require some boat maintenance done, we strongly recommend for vessels to be towed to and from the boat lift dock by an approved Covid-19 marina contractors.

Ablution and Rubbish Facilities

  • Ablution, rubbish and recycling facilities will remain closed off


  • Fuel is available in all three marinas


  • All jetties with security gates will continue to be closed 24/7 and accessible by card only
  • Dock walks by marina staff and security patrols continue to operate multiple times per day
  • CCTV surveillance remains in operation 24/7

Living aboard your vessel

  • You cannot self-isolate or live aboard your vessel in the marina (except if you are already an existing, known and approved live-aboard).

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