COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020


1 Title

This order is the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force at 11.59 pm on 23 September 2020.

3 Principal order

4 Clause 10 amended (Contact tracing records in workplaces)


Replace clause 10(1)(a) with:


in the case of a specified workplace, all workers of that workplace entering the workplace:


After clause 10(2), insert:


For the purposes of subclause (1)(a), specified workplace means—


a transport station; or


a supermarket; or


a petrol station, including any business operating out of the petrol station.


In clause 10(4), replace “contract” with “contact”.

5 Clause 14 amended (Individuals must comply with physical distancing requirements for workplaces)

Replace clause 14(1)(b) with:


the requirement in clause 19(2)(b) to be seated.

6 Clause 19 amended (Physical distancing requirements for food and drink businesses and services)
7 Clause 21 amended (Number limit for social gathering)


In clause 21(1), replace “10” with “100”.

8 Clause 24 amended (Individuals must comply with requirements for social gatherings)

Revoke clause 24(2).

9 Clause 31 revoked (Authorisations for funerals and tangihanga)

Revoke clause 31.

Dated at Wellington this 21st day of September 2020.

Hon Chris Hipkins,
Minister of Health.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force at 11.59 pm on 23 September 2020, amends the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order 2020 (the principal order).

The principal order is amended so that the alert level 2 requirements set out in Part 3 of that order are adjusted as follows:

  • the number limit for a social gathering is increased from 10 to 100 people:

  • supermarkets and petrol stations are partially exempted from the requirement in clause 10 for workplaces to have record-keeping systems and processes (in addition to displaying a QR code) in place for contact tracing purposes.

Supermarkets and petrol stations will now only be required to have these systems in place to enable records to be kept of workers entering those workplaces, rather than everyone who enters those workplaces. This is the same as the current requirement for transport stations.

When this order comes into effect, the Auckland area will be the only part of New Zealand where the alert level 2 requirements apply. Accordingly, the amendments made by this order affect only the Auckland area.

This order must be approved by a resolution of the House of Representatives before the expiry of the period described in section 16(2) of the Act. If this does not happen, the order is revoked on the expiry of that period.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 September 2020.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.