Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Order 2020

  • revoked
  • Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Order 2020: revoked, at 12.01 am on 14 May 2020, by clause 24 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Order 2020 (LI 2020/84).

Schedule 2 Businesses and services

cls 7(c)(ii), 10

Part 1 Category A businesses or services

NumberBusiness or service
1Border services provided by Immigration New Zealand, the New Zealand Customs Service, Maritime New Zealand, and the Ministry for Primary Industries.
2Health services of the following kind or delivered by the following providers:
  • District Health Boards (and all of their facilities), PHARMAC, New Zealand Blood Service, Health Promotion Agency, Health Quality and Safety Commission:

  • doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, paramedics, medical laboratory scientists, kaiāwhina workers, social workers, aged care and community workers, and other caregivers:

  • hospitals, primary care clinics, medical laboratories, care facilities (for example, rest homes):

  • emergency dental and optometry care services:

  • ambulance services:

  • Allied health professionals:

  • services involved with the deceased/tūpāpaku (for example, funeral homes, crematories, and cemeteries):

  • services producing health sector equipment, medicines, and personal protective equipment.

3Arrest, detention, and custodial services provided by the Crown and the courts of New Zealand (but without limiting the exclusion from the closure of premises in clause 9(4)(a)).
4Emergency services provided by Fire and Emergency New Zealand, the New Zealand Defence Force, and New Zealand Police.
5Services provided under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, and other social services provided to support persons to maintain critical wellbeing and as crisis support for people who are unsafe or homeless.
6Transport services provided by any small passenger service vehicle, rental car services, or car share services.
7Early childhood services and schools.
8New Zealand Police.
9New Zealand Parole Board.
10Veterinary services and animal health and welfare services.
11Civil defence emergency management services provided by the National Emergency Management Agency and Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups.

Schedule 2 Part 1 item 4: amended, on 30 April 2020, by clause 6(1) of the Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/72).

Schedule 2 Part 1 item 10: inserted, on 30 April 2020, by clause 6(2) of the Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/72).

Schedule 2 Part 1 item 11: inserted, on 30 April 2020, by clause 6(2) of the Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/72).

Part 2 Category B businesses

NumberBusiness or service
1Supermarkets and dairies.
2Petrol stations, including any stores operating as part of the petrol station.
3Pharmacies.
4Accommodation services.
5Licensing trusts.
6Hardware and DIY stores, but only for the purpose of sale to trade customers.

Schedule 2 Part 2 item 5: inserted, on 10 May 2020, by clause 4 of the Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/78).

Schedule 2 Part 2 item 6: inserted, on 10 May 2020, by clause 4 of the Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/78).

Part 3 Businesses or services for which interregional travel permitted for work purposes

NumberBusiness or service
1Any category A business or service (other than early childhood services and schools).
2Any category B business.
3Public services, including local government, national government, and critical operations at foreign missions based in New Zealand (including agencies involved in public safety and national security) and critical Crown entities.
4Justice sector, including Courts of New Zealand, Corrections facilities and related services, and tribunals (but note that this list does not affect the exclusion from the closure of premises in clause 9(4)(a)).
5Parliament, including members of Parliament, parliamentary staff, and any officer of Parliament (but note that this list does not affect the exclusion from the closure of premises in clause 9(4)(a)).
6Building and construction work of the following kind:
  • work relating to businesses or services listed in this schedule and critical infrastructure:

  • work required to address immediate health or life safety risks or to prevent serious environmental harm:

  • work required to carry out statutory responsibilities for building and resource consent and any other involvement in building and resource consents for the above purposes.

7Production, supply, delivery, and sale of fast-moving consumer goods.
8Consumer and business financial services, financial services infrastructure including banking services, financial product markets, broking services, payment and settlement systems, funds management including KiwiSaver, insurance services, financial advice, and support services such as administrators, supervisors and custodians.
9Primary industry services of the following kind:
  • packaging, production and processing of food and beverage products, whether for domestic consumption or export:

  • relevant support services, such as food safety and verification, inspection or associated laboratory services, food safety and biosecurity functions:

  • urgent maintenance and care of turf and nursery plants:

  • the production of pet food:

  • pest management services:

  • any entity whose closure would jeopardise the maintenance of animal health or welfare standards (including the short-term survival of a species).

10Scientific services (including research organisation) of the following kind or provided by the following entities or facilities:
  • ESR, GNS, GeoNet, NIWA, MetService:

  • services involved in COVID-19 response, including laboratories and Physical Containment level 3 (PC3) facilities:

  • services involved in hazard monitoring and resilience:

  • services involved in diagnostics for critical businesses or services like biosecurity or public health:

  • other significant research facilities including animal facilities, clinical trials and infrastructure that requires constant attention (eg samples, collections and storage facilities) that are important to New Zealand.

11Transport and logistics services of the following kind or provided by the following entities:
  • entities listed in Schedule 1 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002:

  • services provided at or through an aerodrome, passenger or freight aviation services, passenger or freight shipping services, road freight services, rail freight services, vehicle recovery services, and public transport services (under contract with a territorial authority):

  • support services to keep vehicles operational for purposes of a business or service described in this schedule (for example, vehicle testing, mechanics, tyre services, vehicle washing) and aircraft maintenance:

  • New Zealand Transport Agency, Civil Aviation Authority (including Aviation Security Service), Maritime New Zealand (including the Rescue Coordination Centre), Airways NZ, MetService, KiwiRail (including Interislander), Transport Accident Investigation Commission, and any entity that is contracted by these entities:

  • logistics services, including postal operators and courier services:

  • services related to the maintenance and ongoing operation of critical infrastructure (for example, roads, rail, ports, airports).

12Utilities and communications of the following kinds or provided by the following entities:
  • the production, supply, sale, distribution or disposal of electricity, gas, water, wastewater (for example, sanitation), waste (for example, rubbish collection and recycling), liquid and solid fuel, telecommunication services, and connectivity devices:

  • news (including news production) and broadcast media, including delivery of daily newspapers and non-daily newspapers for communities that are hard to reach due to physical location and with limited access to digital connectivity, or for non-English-language material audiences:

  • Internet service providers.

13Other services of the following kinds or provided by the following entities:
  • commercial cleaning services:

  • fresh produce and grocery delivery services:

  • land surveying:

  • locksmiths:

  • Methanex

  • prepared food delivery services (if the food is frozen or Meals-on-Wheels):

  • pulp and paper plants:

  • security services:

  • self-service laundries:

  • self-storage facilities:

  • Tiwai Point aluminium smelter:

  • unions:

  • relocation services.

14A supplier, whether directly or indirectly through another supplier, to another business or service listed in Part 3 of this schedule (for example, suppliers of raw materials, recruitment, maintenance, repair, communications or IT equipment, or safety equipment).

Schedule 2 Part 3 item 9: amended, on 30 April 2020, by clause 6(3) of the Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/72).

Schedule 2 Part 3 item 11: amended, on 30 April 2020, by clause 6(4) of the Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/72).

Dated at Wellington this 24th day of April 2020.

Dr A R Bloomfield,
Director-General of Health.