Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Order 2020

  • revoked
  • Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Order 2020: revoked, at 12.01 am on 14 May 2020, by clause 24 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Order 2020 (LI 2020/84).
7 Permissions for essential personal movement or recreation

A person is permitted to do any of the following as essential personal movement:

Accessing businesses or services

(a)

leave their home or place of residence for the purpose of accessing any business or service that has the relevant infection control measures in operation if—

(i)

doing so for their own needs or on behalf of a fellow resident, a vulnerable person, or a high-risk person; and

(ii)

the business or service is in the same region (or is the nearest business or service of that kind):

Attending education entities

(b)

leave their home or place of residence for the purpose of attending any education entity that has the relevant infection control measures in operation if—

(i)

they are permitted to attend the education entity under those measures; and

(ii)

the education entity is in the same or an adjacent region:

Working

(c)

leave their home or place of residence for the purpose of providing a business or service that has the relevant infection control measures in operation (or to do necessary work at any premises under clause 9(3)) if the business or service is—

(i)

in the same or an adjacent region; or

(ii)

in another region to the extent that doing so is necessary for the purpose of a business or service listed in Part 3 of Schedule 2 (and, if necessary, stay in temporary accommodation in that region), and then return to their home or place of residence:

(d)

leave their home or place of residence for the purpose of working at an education entity that has the relevant infection control measures in operation if the education entity is in the same or an adjacent region:

Limited recreation purposes

(e)

leave their home or place of residence for the purpose of exercise or other recreation if—

(i)

it is done in an outdoor place appropriate for that kind of exercise or recreation that is readily accessible (including by using their vehicle) from their home or place of residence (and, in any case, is within the same or an adjacent region); and

(ii)

it is done in compliance with the requirements that relate to physical distancing (see clause 6(1)(b)) and the prohibition against congregating (see clause 11); and

(iii)

it does not involve flying manned aircraft, scuba-diving, hunting in motorised vehicles, hunting or killing of game birds, or water-based activities involving sailing boats, motorised craft, or motorised equipment; and

(iv)

it does not involve any other activities that expose the participant to danger (taking account of their experience and abilities):

Limited customary purposes

(f)

leave their home or place of residence for the purpose of exercising Māori customary rights to fishing and food gathering if—

(i)

it is done in an outdoor place appropriate for that kind of activity that is readily accessible (including by using their vehicle) from their home or place of residence (and, in any case, is within the same or an adjacent region); and

(ii)

it is done in compliance with the requirements that relate to physical distancing (see clause 6(1)(b)) and the prohibition against congregating (see clause 11); and

(iii)

it does not involve flying manned aircraft, scuba-diving, hunting in motorised vehicles, or water-based activities involving sailing boats, motorised craft, or motorised equipment; and

(iv)

it does not involve any other activities that expose the participant to danger (taking account of their experience and abilities):

Controlled gatherings

(g)

leave their home or place of residence for the purpose of attending—

(i)

a controlled gathering in the same or an adjacent region; or

(ii)

a controlled gathering in another region if it is a funeral service or tangihanga:

Extended bubble arrangements and shared caregiving arrangements

(h)

leave their home or place of residence for the purpose of visiting or staying at another home or place of residence (and then visiting or staying) if those homes or residences have an extended bubble arrangement and are in the same or adjacent regions:

(i)

if a child, leave the extended bubble arrangement of 1 shared caregiver for the purpose of visiting or staying at the extended bubble arrangement of another shared caregiver (and then visiting or staying):

Relocating premises

(j)

relocate their home or place of residence or business premises, and leave their home or place of residence or business premises for the purpose of arranging and carrying out the relocation (including for inspection of the property or a potential property):

Accessing medical services, visiting hospitals, accessing courts, emergencies, court orders, etc

(k)

leave their home or place of residence for the purpose of accessing medical services, or for the purpose of visiting people in hospital care facilities, rest home facilities, or residential disability care facilities (as those terms are defined in the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001):

(ka)

leave their home or place of residence to care for their pets or other animals in the same or an adjacent region:

(l)

leave their home or place of residence to attend a court, tribunal, New Zealand Parole Board hearing, or other judicial institution:

(m)

leave their home or place of residence if necessary to preserve their own or any other person’s life or safety:

(n)

change their home or place of residence if necessary to use another temporary or emergency home (for example, for care while sick or to seek refuge in women’s refuge accommodation):

(o)

leave or change their home or place of residence as required by a court order or any other power under any enactment to order a person to be detained, to change their place of detention, or otherwise determine their place of residence (for example, a direction of the New Zealand Parole Board or a probation officer), or to return to a home or place of residence after that detention or determination ceases:

Travel home by managed arrivals or travel by visitors to leave New Zealand

(p)

in the case of a person who has arrived in New Zealand (and to whom the Health Act (Managed Air Arrivals) Order or the Health Act (Other Arrivals) Order does not or no longer applies), travel directly to their intended home or place of residence in New Zealand:

(q)

in the case of a person intending to leave New Zealand to return to their home jurisdiction, travel directly to the airport from which they will leave New Zealand (without using a Cook Strait ferry service) or to any place of isolation or quarantine to be undertaken immediately before they leave New Zealand:

Compassionate grounds

(r)

leave their home or place of residence to undertake travel that is permitted by the Director-General on the basis that—

(i)

it is for the purpose of urgent care for a child or for the purpose of supporting a person in a critical or terminal condition; and

(ii)

no other appropriate person is able to provide that care or support:

Other

(s)

leave their home or place of residence to assist another fellow resident to travel to carry out essential personal movement or to accompany a fellow resident carrying out essential personal movement.

Clause 7(e)(iii): amended, on 30 April 2020, by clause 4(1) of the Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/72).

Clause 7(j): amended, on 30 April 2020, by clause 4(2) of the Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/72).

Clause 7(ka): inserted, on 30 April 2020, by clause 4(3) of the Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/72).

Clause 7(s): amended, on 30 April 2020, by clause 4(4) of the Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/72).