10 Director-General may make COVID-19 orders

The Director-General may make a COVID-19 order in accordance with the following provisions:

(a)

the order may apply only within boundaries described in the order that—

(i)

are relevant to the circumstances addressed by the order; and

(ii)

are described in a practical way, whether by reference to roads, geographical features (such as rivers or ranges), or in any other way that enables the boundaries to be readily ascertained; and

(b)

the Director-General must be satisfied that the order—

(i)

is urgently needed to prevent or contain the outbreak or spread of COVID-19; and

(ii)

is the most appropriate way of addressing those matters at the time; and

(c)

the Director-General must be satisfied that the order does not limit or is a justified limit on the rights and freedoms in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990; and

(d)

the Director-General must be satisfied that the order is appropriate to achieve the purpose of this Act.

Section 10: replaced, on 20 November 2021, by section 6 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2021 (2021 No 48).