COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Order 2020

  • revoked
  • COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Order 2020: revoked, at 11.59 pm on 29 August 2020, by clause 11 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Order2020 (LI 2020/230).
7 Affected workers to be tested
Requirement

(1)

An affected worker must report for, and submit to, medical examination and testing by no later than 11.59 pm on 20 August 2020 (the testing deadline) at—

(a)

a community testing centre; or

(b)

in the case of a person who carries out work at an MIQF or an affected port at any time after this order comes into force and before the testing deadline, at—

(i)

a community testing centre; or

(ii)

the MIQF or the affected port (as the case may be).

Definition of affected worker

(2)

An affected worker is a person who, at any time after 11.59 pm on 21 July 2020, has carried out, or carries out, any of the following work in any capacity (whether paid or unpaid):

(a)

work at an MIQF:

(b)

work at an affected port, unless the exception in subclause (3) applies:

(c)

the transport to or from an MIQF of persons required to be in isolation or quarantine under the Air Border Order or the Maritime Border Order.

(3)

A person who works at an affected port is not an affected worker if the person—

(a)

is in isolation or quarantine on a ship under clause 12 of the Maritime Border Order throughout the period beginning at 11.59 pm on 14 August 2020 and ending at the testing deadline; or

(b)

is not a higher-risk worker.

Exemptions from requirement

(4)

An affected worker is not required to report for, and submit to, medical examination and testing under this clause if the person has reported for, and submitted to, medical examination and testing during the period—

(a)

starting after 12.00 am on 12 August 2020; and

(b)

ending immediately before this order comes into force.

(5)

An affected worker is not required to submit to medical examination and testing under this clause to the extent that the person has particular physical or other needs that a suitably qualified health practitioner (in the course of carrying out work at the place where the person reports for the examination and testing) determines would make it inappropriate for the person to undergo that examination and testing (or any part of it).

What medical examination and testing involves

(6)

Medical examination and testing under this clause is only required to involve testing for temperatures, seeking information on symptoms, carrying out chest auscultation, and taking mouth or nose swabs (or both), as required to test for COVID-19.

Infringement offence

(7)

A breach of subclause (1) is an infringement offence for the purposes of section 26(3) of the Act.

Clause 7(1): amended, at 11.58 pm on 17 August 2020, by clause 6(1) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/210).

Clause 7(3): replaced, at 11.58 pm on 17 August 2020, by clause 6(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/210).

Clause 7(4) heading: amended, at 11.58 pm on 17 August 2020, by clause 6(3) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/210).

Clause 7(4)(a): replaced, at 11.58 pm on 17 August 2020, by clause 6(4) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/210).