Subpart 2—Further provisions relating to COVID-19 orders

Subpart 2 heading: amended, on 6 August 2020, by section 10 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 57).

Form of orders, etc

14 Form, publication, and duration of COVID-19 orders

(1)

A COVID-19 order must—

(a)

be in writing; and

(b)

state the area to which it applies; and

(c)

state when it comes into force.

(2)

A COVID-19 order must, at least 48 hours before it comes into force, be published under Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

(3)

However, the Minister or Director-General (as the case may be) need not comply with the 48-hour time limit in subsection (2) if satisfied that—

(a)

the order should come into force urgently to prevent or contain the outbreak or spread of COVID-19; or

(b)

the effect of the order is only to remove or reduce requirements imposed by a COVID-19 order.

(3A)

In the case of subsection (3), the COVID-19 order comes into force even if it is not yet published.

(4)

A COVID-19 order made by the Director-General expires 1 month after the date on which it comes into force, unless it is sooner revoked or extended.

(5)

The Minister and the Director-General must keep their COVID-19 orders under review.

Section 14 heading: amended, on 6 August 2020, by section 10 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 57).

Section 14(1): amended, on 6 August 2020, by section 10 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 57).

Section 14(2): replaced, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

Section 14(3): replaced, on 8 December 2020, by section 6 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act (No 2) 2020 (2020 No 64).

Section 14(3)(a): amended, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

Section 14(3A): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

Section 14(4): amended, on 6 August 2020, by section 10 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 57).

Section 14(5): amended, on 6 August 2020, by section 10 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 57).