4 Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to support a public health response to COVID-19 that—

(a)

prevents, and limits the risk of, the outbreak or spread of COVID-19 (taking into account the infectious nature and potential for asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19); and

(b)

avoids, mitigates, or remedies the actual or potential adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak (whether direct or indirect); and

(c)

is co-ordinated, orderly, and proportionate; and

(ca)

allows social, economic, and other factors to be taken into account where it is relevant to do so; and

(cb)

is economically sustainable and allows for the recovery of MIQF costs; and

(d)

has enforceable measures, in addition to the relevant voluntary measures and public health and other guidance that also support that response.

Section 4(ca): inserted, on 6 August 2020, by section 4 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 57).

Section 4(cb): inserted, on 6 August 2020, by section 4 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 57).