COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020

Public Act
2020 No 12
Date of assent
13 May 2020
see section 2


3Repeal of this Act
6Transitional, savings, and related provisions
7Act binds the Crown
8Prerequisites for all section 11 orders
9Minister may make section 11 orders
10Director-General may make section 11 orders
11Orders that can be made under this Act
12General provisions relating to section 11 orders
13Effect of section 11 orders
14Form, publication, and duration of section 11 orders
15Amendment or extension of section 11 orders
16Section 11 order made by Minister revoked if not approved by House of Representatives
17Section 11 orders to be disallowable instruments
18Authorised persons
19Evidence of identity
20Powers of entry
21Power to give directions
22Power to close roads and public places and stop vehicles
23Power to direct person to provide identifying information
24Power to direct business or undertaking to close
25Directions may be given verbally or in writing
26Offences relating to compliance with orders
27Offences relating to exercise of enforcement powers
28Proceedings for infringement offences
29Who may issue infringement notices
30Infringement notices
31Reminder notices
32Payment of infringement fees
34Protection of persons acting under authority of this Act
35Amendments to Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002
36Section 66 amended (Minister may declare state of national emergency)
37Section 68 amended (Declaration of state of local emergency)
38Section 94B amended (Notice of local transition period)
39Section 94E amended (Termination of transition periods)
40Amendment to Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
41Section 272 amended (Jurisdiction of Youth Court and children’s liability to be prosecuted for criminal offences)
Legislative history
Administrative information

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: