COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Red Traffic Light 

Last updated 24/01/2022 1.45pm 

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Kia ora koutou

All of New Zealand are at the Red Setting. The RecLITE services are open with extra requirements for your safety.  

We will require vaccination certificates for all members/users of our indoor facilities.  Please check back here for more info soon. 

Here's an overview of the rules, and you can read more details in the drop down menu below:

 Red Traffic Light  Orange Traffic Light 
Vaccine Pass Required - scan in on arrival  Required - scan on arrival into verifier app
Masks Required when entering/exiting, removed when exercising Optional but encouraged where practical
Spacing  1m between users required  No requirement, 1m encouraged for respect of personal space
Occupancy Limits Max 100 per room, maintainign 1m spacing   No limits - set by comfort levels  
Tracing Mandatory - scan QR code and membership card  Mandatory - scan QR code and membership card 
Hygiene Sanitise hands, wipe down equipment after use, and always use a towel  Sanitise hands, wipe down equipment after use, and always use a towel 
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Bookings  Essential for Group Fitness and K1 via the app Essential for Group Fitness and K1 via the app 

Service Updates

Casual Visitors & New  Memberships 

  • Casual visitors and new members are welcome  - until Feb 14 2022, only RecLITE memberships are available   
  • Quietest periods are 6am - 3pm each day


  • All members are required to scan their membership barcode on entry
  • If you forget your card, you will need to be manually signed in by our staff 
  • You are also required to scan the NZ-Covid 19 Tracer QR code upon entry 
  • Casual visitors will be required to present photo ID, and sign our visitor form 
  • AS OF Friday 3rd December, you will also need to scan your vaccine pass in the verifier app

Mask Use & Hygiene 

  • Please wear your mask upon entry, exit, transit and waiting in the gym 
  • You may remove it once you begin exercising 
  • Please help us by leaving as the facility as soon as you have completed your workout 
  • Please use the sanitiser at entry/exit, and regularly throughout your workout 
  • Bring and use your towel to keep your sweat contained 

Extensions due to Lockdown 

  • We are adding 6 weeks to your expiry date 
  • This allows for 3 weeks of full closure at Level 3 & 4.  We've applied a further 3 weeks as a goodwill gesture to recognise the additional constraints of L2, and to allow you time to experience the gym at L2 to see if it still meets your needs.  
  • Memberships will come off hold when you come in for your first visit, and all remaining by October 3rd.  
  • If you'd like to stay on hold a little longer, or have decided its no longer right for you contact us 
  • Check your inbox - we've sent you an email on 23 September, outlining the process and your options. 



RecLITE Hours 

Jack Mann Auditorium Gym (No booking required) 
Monday - Thursday 6am - 8pm 
Friday                    6am - 7pm 
Saturday/Sunday    9am - 1pm 

K1 Gym (Bookings essential via app) 
Monday - Friday         6am - 9am,
Monday - Thursday     12pm - 1pm  
Monday - Wednesday  4.30pm - 7.30pm  




 Fitness Consultation Services 


  • RecLite facillities operating only.  RecCentre is closed for refurbishment. 
  • Room capacity limits will be posted at the entry to each space.  
  • Some equipment will be removed/out of order if it is difficult to be cleaned or if it facilitates 1m spacing requirements 
  • Please refrain from moving equipment unless absolutely necessary, and please return it if you do.  We have blue tape marking sites. 

Cleaning & Hygiene 

  • Germshield is applied once per week 
  • Fogging with disinfectant occurs daily
  • Additional spray bottles will be provided, and we expect members to clean all equipment/space IMMEDIATELY after use 
  • Bring your towel every workout and use it to keep your sweat contained

 Additional Training Etiquette 

  • Maintain 1m distance where practicable
  • Please modify your workout and avoid supersetting etc across multiple pieces of equipment, in fairness to others, particularly in peak times
  • Whilst resting between sets, you are not required to put your mask back on, as long as you can maintain 1m




Small Group Training 

IMPORTANT - Red and Orange Traffic Light 

  • BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL via the Rec&Sport app for K1 and GF classes 
  • Please clean your equipment after your workout with wipes provided


INDOOR CLASSES - Vaccination Passes required to be verifiedto use the RecCentre

Red:          1m distance, max 100 users per room 
Orange:    1m recommended for comfort, no limits apply

OUTDOOR CLASSES - Vaccination passes not required 

Red:        1m distance, 25 users max
Orange:   1m distance, 50 users max
                Meet outside - entry to buildings requires vaccination passes to be verified (so you will not be able to use the toilets, come prepared!) 
                Check-in for class as normal, vaccination passes will not be checked



  • Please be aware it might take a bit longer to enter 
  • ID must be shown, sign in on VisTAB and scan the QR tracer code 
  • Please contact us to make a booking
  • You will need to verify your pass for indoor activities every visit 


More of a visual learner? 

How to book (all classes)

  • Open your Rec & Sport app
  • Select the "Class Timetable" tile.
  • Use the red banner to select the day you would like to come along to a class.
  • Scroll down and check out what is on offer on that day. 
  • Once you have found the class you want to attend, press "BOOK"
  • You're in! You will be prompted to add it to your calendar so you don't' forget. 

How to cancel (all classes) 

  • Open your app, and use the Class Timetable tile to find the class that you have booked.
  • Select "DELETE BOOKING" - and you will be removed from the class. 
  • This function can only be completed up to 30mins prior to class start time. 
  • It really helps others if you cancel as soon as you know you've changed your mind! 

Are there penalties if I don't turn up without cancelling

  • Yes, you will receive a strike against your account. 
  • If you hit THREE strikes (i.e. three missed classes), then you will be blocked from booking Group Fitness classes for 14 days. 
  • There are NO penalties for missing a livestream booking. 

Can I join a class without booking?

  • No, bookings are required for all of our Group Fitness classes.
  • If you are sitting on the waitlist, you can come along and try your luck to see if there is space. However, you will be turned away if the class is full, so make sure you have a backup workout plan! 



 Social Sport Leagues 

UTSNZ & Run Canterbury 

  • Run Canterbury pack runs will continue with modifications - register for pack runs via the app, 2m distance whilst running 
  • Please contact Gary Gin for more information 

Club Sport & Bookings

  • Please contact Stacey Niao for more information
  • Health & Safety plans for Covid Level 2 Delta will be required before field bookings are accepted

Sport Academy 

  • Sport Academy will continue in-person. 
  • Bookings essential via the app, with reduced capacity and hygiene rules as per fitness facility guidelines 
  • Please contact Stacey Niao for more information

Sport Science Testing 

  • Sport science testing is available with additional precautions 
  • Please contact Tina George for more information



  • All members are required to scan in with their membership card/barcode app, as per our normal conditions of entry 
  • This meets our usual health & safety requirements, terms and conditions of membership and electronic contact tracing requirements for the goverment 
  • Government Contact Tracing QR codes are available, and we strongly encourage you to record this in addition, to enable faster tracking if it is required 


  • If you do not have a membership or staff card that can be used for entry and electronic tracking with us, you will be required to sign in manually 
  • Please bring Photo ID and complete the manual sign in form with full details for tracing purposes 
  • No ID = no entry 
  • This includes any players attending for club training that usually sign in with VISTAB 

Download now!

  • It is vital that you download the UC Rec&Sport app
  • Please ensure you use the email you signed up for your membership account with
  • Your new app account can take up to 24hours to connect to your RecCentre account 
  • You can only start to make bookings (or assign yourself a workout) once this connection is completed.
  • If it hasn't happened, you'll get a message telling you 'your membership doesn't allow you to do this' , try again later.
  • If you are still getting this message 24hours later, give us a call. 

 Why get the app?

  • Bookings are essential for Group Fitness Classes  See more info here
  • LIVESTREAMED classes will ONLY be available via the app 
  • Assign yourself a workout, or try out constantly changing workouts of the day and week 
  • Easy links to our YouTube page for recorded classes
  • If your phone does not support the app, please contact or phone 369 2433 and one of our Customer Experience team will assist you to make a booking over the phone  

Following the government guidelines for the Covid-19 Traffic Light System, the RecCentre (including RecLITE) require all participants to verify their vaccine pass upon arrival for indoor classes and facility access.  

Vaccine Pass verification

  • You need to download My Vaccine Pass 
  • Verify your vaccine pass on your next visit using the options below 

Opt 1:  Scan your vaccine pass in the verifier app for every visit (just like you will for bars, restaurants, retail etc) 
Opt 2:  With your permission, we can set an alert on your account to indicate we have verified your pass.  This means you won't have to scan it every visit. 

  • In both options, you will still be required to scan the QR Tracer app, and your membership card. 

Medical Exemptions 

  • If you have been granted medical exemption from vaccination, this will need to be veriified using the same verifier app and vaccine pass 
  • Sorry, letters of exemption from medical practitioners will not be accepted as proof 

No vaccine pass

  • Sorry, you won't be able to access our indoor based services for the time being 
  • You can attend any outdoor class, where we have a max capacity of 50, and you remain at least 1m from other members, with no sharing of equipment.   Check in-app for options.


In compliance with the mandate for operating with CVC's:

  • All UC Rec&Sport staff working within indoor gym facilities have been verified as having at least one dose of vaccine 
  • Staff are not required to show members proof of vaccination status

If you have any concerns, please contact 

Contact Us with your Feedback

If you would like more information or have any questions or feedback, please email the Rec & Sport Manageror any staff member you come across