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

Order

1 Title

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

2 Commencement

This order comes into force at 11.59 pm on 6 September 2020.

3 Principal order

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

4 Clause 8 replaced (Exemptions from testing and medical examination)

Replace clause 8 with:

8 Exemption from testing and medical examination

An affected person is not required to undergo testing and medical examination under clause 7 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 testing centre where the person reports for the testing and medical examination) determines would make it inappropriate for the person to undergo that testing and medical examination (or any part of it).

5 Schedule 2 replaced

Replace Schedule 2 with the Schedule 2 set out in the Schedule of this order.

Schedule Schedule 2 replaced

cl 5

Schedule 2 Groups of affected persons and relevant requirements

cls 4, 7(1)

ItemGroupTesting centreDeadline or period
Part 1: Groups in relation to managed quarantine facilities
1.1Workers at managed quarantine facilityCommunity testing centre or testing centre at quarantine facilityOnce every 7 days starting on 7 September 2020
1.2Workers who transport to or from managed quarantine facility persons required to be in isolation or quarantine under COVID-19 orderCommunity testing centre or testing centre at quarantine facilityOnce every 7 days starting on 7 September 2020
Part 2: Groups in relation to managed isolation facilities
2.1Workers at managed isolation facilityCommunity testing centre or testing centre at isolation facilityOnce every 14 days starting on 7 September 2020
2.2Workers who transport to or from managed isolation facility persons required to be in isolation or quarantine under COVID-19 orderCommunity testing centre or testing centre at isolation facilityOnce every 14 days starting on 7 September 2020
Part 3: Groups in relation to affected airports
3.1Airside government officials (other than excluded airside persons), including (without limitation) personnel from Immigration New Zealand, New Zealand Customs Service, Aviation Security Service, or Ministry for Primary IndustriesCommunity testing centre or testing centre at affected airportOnce every 14 days starting on 7 September 2020
3.2Airside district health board workers (other than excluded airside persons)Community testing centre or testing centre at affected airportOnce every 14 days starting on 7 September 2020
3.3Airside retail, food, and beverage workers (other than excluded airside persons)Community testing centre or testing centre at affected airportOnce every 14 days starting on 7 September 2020
3.4Airside workers (other than excluded airside persons) handling baggage trolleys used by international arriving or international transiting passengersCommunity testing centre or testing centre at affected airportOnce every 14 days starting on 7 September 2020
3.5Airside airline workers (other than excluded airside persons) who interact with passengersCommunity testing centre or testing centre at affected airportOnce every 14 days starting on 7 September 2020
3.6Airside airport workers (other than excluded airside persons) who interact with passengersCommunity testing centre or testing centre at affected airportOnce every 14 days starting on 7 September 2020
3.7Airside cleaning workers (other than excluded airside persons)Community testing centre or testing centre at affected airportOnce every 14 days starting on 7 September 2020
Part 4: Groups in relation to affected ports
4.1Pilots (other than excluded port persons) carrying out work on or around affected shipCommunity testing centre or testing centre at affected portOnce every 14 days starting on 7 September 2020
4.2Stevedores (other than excluded port persons) carrying out work on or around affected shipCommunity testing centre or testing centre at affected portOnce every 14 days starting on 7 September 2020
4.3Persons (other than excluded port persons) who board, or have boarded, affected shipCommunity testing centre or testing centre at affected portOnce every 14 days starting on 7 September 2020
4.4Workers who transport persons to or from affected shipCommunity testing centre or testing centre at affected portOnce every 14 days starting on 7 September 2020


Dated at Wellington this 4th day of September 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 amends the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Order 2020, comes into force at 11.59 pm on 6 September 2020. The amendments specify the groups of affected persons who must report for, and undergo, recurring testing and medical examination for COVID-19. The amendments also specify the frequency of the required testing and medical examination.

This order must be approved by a resolution of the House of Representatives before the expiry of the period described in section 16(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020. If this does not happen, the order is revoked on the expiry of that period.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 September 2020.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.