COVID-19 Information

Here you will find all the information you need to know how both the men’s and women’s New Zealand Lacrosse associations (collectively New Zealand Lacrosse) are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what we’re doing to make sure our people stay safe.

COVID-19 Updates

12 June 2020 – Return to Play Survey Summary

10 June 2020
Return to Lacrosse Guidelines – Level 1

19 May 2020
Return to Lacrosse Guidelines – Level 2

9 May 2020

20 April 2020

19 March 2020

16 March 2020

What’s happened so far?

New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1 (Prepare). Under Alert Level 1 the disease is contained in New Zealand, but COVID-19 is uncontrolled overseas and there may be isolated household transmission occurring.

Following the move to Alert Level 1, NZWLA and NZLA have been working with our regional bodies and committee members to establish Return to Lacrosse Guidelines – Level 1, based on advice and guidance from Sport NZ.

The main controls under Alert Level 1 are border restrictions and managed isolation or quarantine for people entering the country. Sport, active recreation and play under Alert Level 1 looks like much like it did pre-COVID-19, with border restrictions.
There are no restrictions on businesses and services (including hospitality), no restrictions on gathering, no requirements for physical distancing, and no requirements to keep records to enable contact tracing.

While none of the public health requirements are mandatory – it is important to remain vigilant and continue to practice good hygiene to minimise the risk of community transmission.

In Alert Level 1 we should be vigilant in maintaining these good practices, so that we are prepared to quickly move into higher alert levels if we need to

The guidelines are a living document and will be updated as and when changes and updates are made by the NZ Government, Any updates will be communicated out to everyone via our Regions, website and social media.

Please take the time to review the Return to Lacrosse guidelines – Level 1

Status of Community Lacrosse Activities:

Under the current Alert Level 1 and Government guidelines, all Lacrosse activity may return. Where possible, the following should still apply:

● Record keeping to enable contact tracing if required.
● Equipment and surfaces should be regularly cleaned and disinfected where practical.
● Good personal hygiene practices should continue – wash and dry hands before and after
activity, cough into elbow and don’t touch your face.
● Stay home if you’re sick and do not take part in Lacrosse activities if you have flu-like
symptoms, self-isolate at home and get tested immediately.

If there is anything in our Return to Lacrosse guidelines – Level 1 which you are uncertain or concerned about, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Executive in your Regions, or directly to the NZWLA and NZLA Executive by emailing

Getting Help and Advice

The following national authorities and links provide up to date information on guidelines for New Zealand in the fight against COVID-19.

  • Unite against COVID-19 Government website –
  • Ministry of Health –
  • Sport NZ –
  • Healthline – 0800 358 5453
  • Government helpline – 0800 779 997
  • Need to talk? Call or text 1737 or visit
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