COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill

  • enacted
11 Orders that can be made under this Act

(1)

An order made by the Minister or the Director-General (as the case may be) under this section may do 1 or more of the following things:

(a)

require persons to refrain from taking any actions that contribute or are likely to contribute to the risk of the outbreak or spread of COVID-19, or require persons to take any actions, or comply with any measures, that contribute or are likely to contribute to preventing the risk of the outbreak or spread of COVID-19, including (without limitation) requiring persons to do any of the following:

(i)

stay in any specified place or refrain from going to any specified place:

(ii)

refrain from associating with specified persons:

(iii)

stay physically distant from any persons in any specified way:

(iv)

refrain from travelling to or from any specified area:

(v)

refrain from carrying out specified activities (for example, business activities involving close personal contact) or require specified activities to be carried out only in any specified way or in compliance with specified measures:

(vi)

be isolated or quarantined in any specified place or in any specified way:

(vii)

refrain from participating in gatherings of any specified kind, in any specified place, or in specified circumstances:

(viii)

report for medical examination or testing in any specified way or in any specified circumstances:

(b)

in relation to any places, premises, crafts, vehicles, animals, or other things, require actions to be taken, require compliance with any measures, or impose prohibitions that contribute or are likely to contribute to preventing the risk of the outbreak or spread of COVID-19, including (without limitation) any of the following:

(i)

require things to be closed or only open if specified measures are complied with:

(ii)

prohibit things from entering any port or place, or permit the entry of things into any port or place only if specified measures are complied with:

(iii)

prohibit gatherings of any specified kind in any specified places or premises, or in any specified circumstances:

(iv)

require things to be isolated, quarantined, or disinfected in any specified way or specified circumstances:

(v)

require the testing of things in any specified way or specified circumstances.

(2)

An order made by the Minister may specify which breaches of an order made by the Minister or the Director-General are infringement offences for the purposes of section 25(3).