COVID-19 Response (Vaccinations) Legislation Act 2021

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

COVID-19 Response (Vaccinations) Legislation Act 2021

Public Act
2021 No 51
Date of assent
25 November 2021
see section 2


3Principal Act
4Section 5 amended (Interpretation)
5Section 9 amended (Minister may make COVID-19 orders)
6Section 11 amended (Orders that can be made under this Act)
7New sections 11AA and 11AB inserted
11AARequirements for making COVID-19 orders under section 11AB
11ABOrders that can be made under this Act relating to specified work
8Section 12 amended (General provisions relating to COVID-19 orders)
9New subpart 2A of Part 2 inserted
17AApplication of this subpart
17BDuty to keep vaccination records
17CDuty to prevent affected worker from carrying out specified work unless vaccinated
17DDuty not to carry out specified work unless vaccinated, exempt, or authorised
17EDuty to provide information of vaccination status
17FDuty to update information
10Cross-heading above section 18 replaced
11Section 18 amended (Authorised persons)
12New section 23A inserted (Power to direct person to produce evidence of compliance with specified measure)
23APower to direct person to produce evidence of compliance with specified measure
13New sections 33AA and 33AB inserted
33AARegulations may prescribe assessment tool
33ABPCBU may conduct work assessment
14Section 34A amended (Protection of contact tracing information)
15New sections 34B and 34C inserted
34BProtection of evidence collected or obtained for purpose of determining whether person is vaccinated or has complied with Act or COVID-19 order
34CBreach of section 34A or 34B constitutes interference with privacy of individual under Privacy Act 2020
16Schedule 1 amended
17Schedule 3 amended
18Consequential amendments
19Principal Act
20New section 238A inserted (Provisions relating to COVID-19 vaccinations)
238AProvisions relating to COVID-19 vaccinations
21Schedule 1AA amended
22New Schedule 3A inserted
Legislative history
Administrative information

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: