Part 2 Provisions to limit the risk of outbreak or spread of COVID-19

Subpart 1COVID-19 orders

Subpart 1 heading: amended, on 6 August 2020, by section 10 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 57).

8 Prerequisites for all COVID-19 orders

A COVID-19 order may be made under this Act only—

(a)

while an epidemic notice under section 5 of the Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006 is in force for COVID-19; or

(b)

while a state of emergency or transition period in respect of COVID-19 under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 is in force; or

(c)

if the Prime Minister, by notice in the Gazette, after being satisfied that there is a risk of an outbreak or the spread of COVID-19, has authorised the use of COVID-19 orders (either generally or specifically) and the authorisation is in force.

Section 8 heading: amended, on 6 August 2020, by section 10 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 57).

Section 8: amended, on 6 August 2020, by section 10 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 57).

Section 8(c): amended, on 6 August 2020, by section 10 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 57).