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

  • revoked
  • COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Amendment Order 2020: revoked, at 11.59 pm on 29 August 2020, pursuant to clause 11 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Order2020 (LI 2020/230).

Reprint as at 29 August 2020

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

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

(LI 2020/210)

COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Amendment Order 2020: revoked, at 11.59 pm on 29 August 2020, pursuant to clause 11 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Order 2020 (LI 2020/230).

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.

This order is made by the Minister of Health under section 11 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 in accordance with sections 9, 14(3), and 15(1) of that Act.

Order

1 Title

This order is the COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Amendment Order 2020.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force at 11.58 pm on 17 August 2020.

3 Principal order

This order amends the COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Order 2020 (the principal order).

4 Clause 3 amended (Purpose)

In clause 3, replace “17 August 2020” with “20 August 2020”.

5 Clause 4 amended (Interpretation)

In clause 4, insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:

affected ship means a ship with a person on board who is required to be isolated or quarantined in accordance with the Maritime Border Order

higher-risk worker, in relation to an affected port, means a person who—

(a)

is a pilot, or a stevedore, carrying out work on or around an affected ship; or

(b)

carries out any other work at an affected port and has symptoms that suggest the presence of COVID-19; or

(c)

boards or has boarded an affected ship at an affected port during the period beginning at 11.59 pm on 21 July 2020 and ending at the testing deadline.

6 Clause 7 amended (Affected workers to be tested)

(1)

In clause 7(1), replace “17 August 2020” with “20 August 2020”.

(2)

Replace clause 7(3) with:

(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.

(3)

In the heading above clause 7(4), replace Exceptions to with Exemptions from.

(4)

Replace clause 7(4)(a) with:

(a)

starting after 12.00 am on 12 August 2020; and

Dated at Wellington this 17th day of August 2020.

Hon Chris Hipkins,
Minister of Health.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force at 11.58 pm on 17 August 2020, amends the COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Order 2020 (the principal order). It extends the deadline for testing of affected workers for COVID-19 under the principal order from 11.59 pm on 17 August 2020 to 11.59 pm on 20 August 2020. It also specifies, more precisely, the affected workers at affected ports that are required to be tested, which includes those with symptoms that suggest the presence of COVID-19.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 17 August 2020.

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Amendment Order 2020 that incorporates all the amendments to that order as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Order 2020 (LI 2020/230): clause 11