COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Amendment Order (No 2) 2021

2021/134

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COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Amendment Order (No 2) 2021

This order is made by the Minister for COVID-19 Response under section 11 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 in accordance with section 9 of that Act.

Order

1 Title

This order is the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Amendment Order (No 2) 2021.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force at 11.59 pm on 7 June 2021.

3 Principal order
4 Clause 4 amended (Interpretation)

In clause 4, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

health worker means a person who tests or examines an affected person who is required to undergo testing and medical examination under clause 7

5 Schedule 2 amended

(1)

In Schedule 2, item 2.3,—

(a)

after “Health practitioners”, insert “and health workers”; and

(b)

replace “22 April 2021” with “8 June 2021”.

(2)

In Schedule 2, item 3.13,—

(a)

after “Health practitioners”, insert “and health workers”; and

(b)

replace “22 April 2021” with “8 June 2021”.

(3)

In Schedule 2, item 5.2,—

(a)

after “Health practitioners”, insert “and health workers”; and

(b)

replace “22 April 2021” with “8 June 2021”.

Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of June 2021.

Hon Chris Hipkins,
Minister for COVID-19 Response.

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 7 June 2021, amends the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Order 2020. The amendments add health workers to the groups of affected persons who are required to undergo testing and medical examination at least once every 7 days.

A failure to comply is an infringement offence under section 26(3) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 (the Act) for which a person is liable to an infringement fee of $300 or a fine not exceeding $1,000.

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: 4 June 2021.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.