What is open at Red & Orange?

At Red and Orange, all AUT Millennium facilities are open. At Red, capacity and gathering limits apply but these ease in Orange. At both Red and Orange other public health measures apply in most areas, including masks and good hygiene practices.

What areas require masks, and use capacity limits?

Different areas have different requirements. These are summarised below:




Will members and users need to be vaccinated to access AUT Millennium facilities and services?

As of Tuesday 5 April, members and users will no longer need to show a vaccine pass to access AUT Millennium facilities and services.

When will you review your policy on vaccination?

We’ll review the vaccine pass mandate at each Covid Protection Framework level and according to government updates and guidance.


Which pools are open?

The National Aquatic Centre, AUT Millennium Main Pool, and AUT Millennium Small Pool are all open at Red and Orange.

Can I watch my child swim?

In the AUT Millennium Small Pool:

  • Parents/caregivers must remain in the pool area to supervise their child.

In the AUT Millennium Main Pool:

  • Spectators may sit in the AUT Millennium Main Pool balcony.
  • If your child is under 10 years old, you may drop your child off on poolside and then go to the AUT Millennium Main Pool balcony or leave the pool area until time to pick them up again.

In the National Aquatic Centre:

  • Spectators may sit in the National Aquatic Centre grandstand.
  • If your child is under 10 years old, you may drop your child off on poolside and then go to the National Aquatic Centre Grandstand or leave the pool area until time to pick them up again.
  • We ask that only one parent/caregiver if possible, come into the pool area with younger children for Swim school Lessons.
  • If the child under 10 years of age is a public swimmer, they must be actively supervised by a caregiver, who must remain on poolside whilst the child is swimming.


Will aquatic group fitness be running?

Yes! Aquatic group fitness is running, please see the online timetable for class times and remember to book in. Deep water running belts will be available.

Are changing rooms open?

Changing rooms are open but swimmers are encouraged to come dressed in their swimming gear and shower at home.

Are the water fountains available?

Yes, but we encourage you to bring your own pre-filled water bottles.

Do I need to wear a mask?

You do not need to wear a mask in the pool area but please wear your mask when entering/exiting the pool area.


Do I need to wear a mask? 

You do not need to wear a mask when exercising, but please wear a mask when entering/exiting the gym. We also encourage you to wear your mask when you aren’t actively exercising.

Will group fitness be running? 

Yes! Indoor group fitness is running. Please check your member portal for class times and to book in. Please note, there are some restrictions on class sizes – make sure you book in to secure your spot!

Will the saunas be open? 

Yes! Saunas will be open. At Red, we ask that you maintain physical distancing and only use the sauna for 20 minutes. At Orange, the sauna runs as normal.

Will the water fountains be on? 

Yes! We encourage gym users to bring their own water bottle.

Will the fans be on?  


Are some machines switched off?  

No, under Red and Orange, we are able to operate all machines. We have spaced things out where possible, but all cardio, weights and equipment is available.

Do I need to book in to use the gym? 



What restrictions apply to conference activities?

At Red, food and beverage service must be seated and separated.

What other public health measures do I need to follow?

We’re all in this together and there are some general steps you must take to help keep everyone safe:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Stay at home if you’re feeling at all unwell.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water and/or hand sanitiser.
  • If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into your elbow or tissue (and dispose of it in a bin).
  • Maintain the recommended physical distancing.