Below is an overview of the Cello Basin Reserve COVID-19 guidelines while at orange of the New Zealand government’s COVID Protection Framework.
To read the Basin Reserve Trust’s COVID Protection Framework policy click here.
Super Smash matchdays
Below is helpful set of FAQs to help with entry to the ground on Dream11 Super Smash matchdays:
Can matches be played and events go ahead?
Are matches played behind closed doors, or with restricted crowd attendance?
No, the Cello Basin Reserve can operate with a full attendance and crowds are allowed.
Do I need to be vaccinated to attend the event?
Yes, all event attendees, as well as players, venue staff and officials, are required to be vaccinated to attend the event and will be required to present a Vaccine Passport upon entry. Book your vaccine here and request a vaccine passport here.
I am planning to bring a child under the age of 12, can they attend?
Yes – children under the age of 12 can attend and do not need to be vaccinated.
Do I need to scan in with the COVID Tracer app?
Yes, this is compulsory – COVID tracer app QR codes will be available at the entry gate and around the ground.
Will I need to wear a mask?
To protect yourself and those around you, we encourage you to wear a mask during the event.
Will there be separate zones in the ground?
No, these are not required at yellow.
Will I need to social distance?
Social distancing is encouraged. While we appreciate that this becomes challenging while in queues at gates and crowds on the bank, we encourage you to try and socially distance from people that you don’t know or aren’t part of your immediate group.
I’m a Cricket Wellington Gold Member – will the Long Room be open?
The Cricket Wellington Gold Member Long Room will be open for members to attend on matchdays. All the above protocols will also apply to the Long Room and mask wearing is encouraged.
Guest passes will not be available for the Long Room until we are at green.
Bays 1 and 2 of the RA Vance Stand are currently unavailable due to reconstruction, however members can sit outside in bays 3 and 4.
Will I be able to purchase a ticket at the gate on the day?
Yes – a ticket box office will be available for individual ticket purchases, as well a Cello Basin Reserve Venue Packs. This will be located at the main entrance on Kent Terrace. However, we recommend that you purchase tickets online prior to attending the venue to save money and time queueing up.
Will I be able to purchase food and beverage?
Yes – a range of different food vendors will be available on the day and Fortune Favours will be pouring their craft beer at two sites. Maps of the venue will be available on this page and on the Cricket Wellington and Cello Basin Reserve social media pages closer to the day of event.
Can I purchase Firebirds and Blaze merchandise at the event?
Yes – merchandise will be available to buy at the merchandise block situated at the front of the Old Pavilion (Museum) stand on the right-hand side. Please refer to the venue maps that will be available on this page and on the Cricket Wellington and Cello Basin Reserve social media pages closer to the day of event.
Will I be able to get a signature or a photo with my favourite Firebirds and Blaze players?
No – to ensure the successful completion of the Dream11 Super Smash competition, players will be distanced from crowds and public areas for the duration of the event. These protocols have been advised by New Zealand Cricket and their COVID-19 working advisory group.
What else is Cricket Wellington doing to keep me safe?
Hand sanitiser, disposable masks and sunblock stations will be available at the gate entry, as well as at two other locations around the ground.
Event staff, including Cricket Wellington and Cello Basin Reserve staff, ticketing staff, food and beverage vendor staff, and security staff will all be required to wear masks throughout the event.
Other important information
The usual Cello Basin Reserve toilet blocks at the Southern and Northern end of the ground are currently under reconstruction and therefore will not be available on matchday. Instead, toilets will be available at the Southern end of the ground by the Groundsman’s Shed. Please take care around the construction sites.
Patron and bag searches
Patrons may be refused entry to the Basin Reserve if they
Patrons will be asked if leave the Basin Reserve if they
Patrons may not bring into the Basin Reserve
Items that are allowed