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

  • revoked
  • 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).
24 Power for Director-General to grant exemptions from this order

(1)

The Director-General may exempt any class of persons, businesses, services, or goods (or any person, business, service, or goods) from the application of any provision of this order or from the requirement to comply with any provision of this order in accordance with this clause.

(2)

The Director-General may grant an exemption if satisfied that—

(a)

the exemption is necessary or desirable in order to promote the purposes of the Act or the purposes of this order; and

(b)

the extent of the exemption is not broader than is reasonably necessary to address the matters that gave rise to the exemption.

(3)

The Director-General may impose conditions on the exemption as the Director-General considers necessary.

(4)

An exemption for any specified person, business, service, or goods must be notified in writing to—

(a)

the applicant; and

(b)

in the case of an exemption for any specified person, business, or service, the exempt person or business.

(5)

An exemption for any class of persons, businesses, services, or goods must—

(a)

be published on a publicly accessible Internet site maintained by or on behalf of the New Zealand Government; and

(b)

be notified in the Gazette.

(6)

However, the Director-General need not comply with subclause (5) before an exemption, or an amendment to an exemption, comes into force if satisfied that the exemption or amendment should come into force urgently.

(7)

In that case,—

(a)

the effect of the exemption (or, in the case of an amendment to an exemption, the effect of the amendment) must be publicly announced before it comes into force; and

(b)

the Director-General must comply with subclause (5) as soon as practicable after the exemption or amendment comes into force.