COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 9) 2021

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  • COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 9) 2021: revoked, at 11.59 pm on 31 August 2021, by clause 45 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 10) 2021 (LI 2021/227).
16 Permissions for essential personal movement within alert level 4 area

A person is permitted to leave their home or place of residence to do any of the following as essential personal movement (and then return to their home or place of residence afterwards):

Accessing alert level 4 businesses or services

(a)

to access any alert level 4 business or service if—

(i)

the access is for their own needs or on behalf of a fellow resident, a vulnerable person, or a high-risk person; and

(ii)

the alert level 4 business or service—

(A)

is within the same district or is the nearest alert level 4 business or service of a particular kind; and

(B)

is operating in compliance with the alert level 4 requirements:

Accessing exempt businesses or services

(b)

to access any exempt business or service if—

(i)

the access is for their own needs or on behalf of a fellow resident, a vulnerable person, or a high-risk person; and

(ii)

the exempt business or service is within the same district or is the nearest exempt business or service of a particular kind:

Working

(c)

to do either of the following (which may include travel between regions within the alert level 4 area):

(i)

to provide an alert level 4 business or service operating in compliance with the alert level 4 requirements; or

(ii)

to do necessary work at any premises under clause 18(2):

(d)

if they are a worker referred to in clause 23(p) or (q), to work (which may include travel between regions within the alert level 4 area):

Limited recreation purposes

(e)

to undertake 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

(ii)

it is done in compliance with the requirements that relate to physical distancing (see clause 17) and the prohibition against gathering in outdoor places (see clause 21); and

(iii)

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

(iv)

it does not involve any other activities that expose the participant to danger or may require search and rescue services:

Limited customary purposes

(f)

to exercise Māori customary rights to fishing and food gathering if—

(i)

it is done in an outdoor place that is readily accessible (including by using their vehicle) from their home or place of residence; and

(ii)

it is done in compliance with the requirements that relate to physical distancing (see clause 17) and the prohibition against gathering in outdoor places (see clause 21); and

(iii)

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

(iv)

it does not involve any other activities that expose the participant to danger or may require search and rescue services:

Shared bubble arrangements and shared caregiver arrangements

(g)

to visit or stay at another home or place of residence under a shared bubble arrangement if—

(i)

one person lives alone in one, or both, of those residences; or

(ii)

all persons in one of those residences are vulnerable persons:

(h)

if the person is a child leaving the home or place of residence of one shared caregiver, to visit or stay at the home or place of residence of another shared caregiver if there is a shared bubble arrangement:

Care of child or person in critical or terminal condition

(i)

to provide urgent care for a child or to provide care or support to a person in a critical or terminal condition:

(ia)

to provide childcare for a worker described in paragraph (c) or (d) if—

(i)

the worker described in paragraph (c) or (d) has to leave their home or place of residence to work and has no fellow resident nor anyone in a shared bubble arrangement who is able to provide the childcare; and

(ii)

the person who provides the childcare—

(A)

is the only person outside the worker’s home, place of residence, or shared bubble arrangement who provides the worker with childcare; and

(B)

does not provide childcare to any other person and acts as if they were in a shared bubble arrangement with the worker:

(ib)

to convey children to, or from, the home or place of residence of a person providing childcare if the conveying person is the worker, or the childcare provider, described in paragraph (ia):

Accessing health services

(j)

to access health services, including to attend a scheduled appointment to receive their first or second injection of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine:

Accessing judicial institutions

(k)

to attend a court, tribunal, New Zealand Parole Board hearing, or other judicial institution that they are required or permitted to attend by that institution:

Leaving or relocating home on court order, etc

(l)

to leave or change their home or place of residence as required by—

(i)

a court order; or

(ii)

anyone exercising a power under any enactment to—

(A)

order the person to be detained; or

(B)

order the person to change their place of detention; or

(C)

determine the person’s place of residence:

Example of power

A direction of the New Zealand Parole Board or a probation officer.

(la)

to leave or change a home or a place of residence after a period of requirement, detention, or determination described in paragraph (l):

(lb)

to leave or change a home or a place of residence that is a hospital, another residential health service, or residential care:

Leaving New Zealand

(m)

if leaving New Zealand for another jurisdiction, to go to—

(i)

an airport or port from which the person will leave New Zealand; or

(ii)

any managed isolation and quarantine facility immediately before leaving New Zealand:

Emergencies

(n)

if necessary, to preserve their own or any other person’s life or safety:

Relocating home or place of residence

(o)

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

Going home after isolation or quarantine (or arrival)

(p)

to go to the person’s home or place of residence (or intended home or place of residence) following—

(i)

the completion of their period of isolation or quarantine under the Isolation and Quarantine Order or the Maritime Border Order; or

(ii)

if the Isolation and Quarantine Order and Maritime Border Order do not apply to the person, their arrival in New Zealand:

(q)

to collect a person referred to in paragraph (p) for the purpose of accompanying them to their home or place of residence (or intended home or place of residence):

Caring for pets or other animals

(r)

to care for pets or other animals that they own or are in charge of, if—

(i)

it is necessary to do so; and

(ii)

the location of the pets or other animals is within the same or an adjacent district:

Assisting fellow resident

(s)

to assist a fellow resident to carry out essential personal movement or to accompany a fellow resident carrying out essential personal movement, but only to the extent permitted for that fellow resident under this clause.

Clause 16: replaced, at 11.59 pm on 23 August 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 9) Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/223).

Clause 16(ib): replaced, at 11.59 pm on 25 August 2021, by clause 4(1) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 9) Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/225).

Clause 16(l): replaced, at 11.59 pm on 25 August 2021, by clause 4(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 9) Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/225).

Clause 16(la): inserted, at 11.59 pm on 25 August 2021, by clause 4(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 9) Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/225).

Clause 16(lb): inserted, at 11.59 pm on 25 August 2021, by clause 4(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 9) Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/225).