COVID-19 Public Health Response Bill

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12 General provisions relating to section 11 orders

(1)

A section 11 order may—

(a)

impose different measures for different circumstances and different classes of persons or things:

(b)

apply,—

(i)

in relation to people, generally to all people in New Zealand or to any specified class of people in New Zealand:

(ii)

in relation to things that can be specified under section 11, to any class of those things or to all of those things:

(iii)

in relation to anything else,—

(A)

generally throughout New Zealand:

(B)

in any area, however described:

(c)

exempt (with or without conditions) from compliance with or the application of any provisions of the order any person or class of persons or things:

(d)

authorise any person or class of persons to—

(i)

grant an exemption (with or without conditions) referred to in paragraph (c); or

(ii)

authorise (with or without conditions) a specified activity that would otherwise be prohibited by the order:

(e)

if any thing can be prohibited under section 11, permit that thing but only subject to specified conditions.

(2)

However, a section 11 order—

(a)

may not apply only to a specific individual:

(b)

if made by the Director-General, may apply only within the boundaries of a single territorial authority district:

(c)

may not be made under section 11(b)(i) in relation to the following premises:

(i)

any premises that are, or any part of any premises that is, used solely as a private dwellinghouse:

(ii)

any premises within the parliamentary precincts (within the meaning of section 3 of the Parliamentary Service Act 2000):

(iii)

any premises whose principal or only use is as a courtroom or Judge’s chambers, or a court registry:

(iv)

any premises that are, or are part of, a prison (within the meaning of section 3(1) of the Corrections Act 2004).