COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 12) 2021

Version as at 19 October 2021

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 12) 2021

(LI 2021/263)

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.

This order is made by the Minister for COVID-19 Response under sections 11 and 15 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 in accordance with section 9 of that Act.

Contents

1Title
2Commencement
3Purpose
4Interpretation
5How requirements apply to businesses and services
6Alert level 3 area: description and map
7Transitional, savings, and related provisions
8Application of order to different alert level areas
9Display of QR codes in workplaces
10Display of QR codes on public transport services
11Workplaces to have systems and processes to enable keeping of contact records
12Face covering requirements on public transport services
13Face covering requirements on domestic air transport services
14Exemptions from face covering requirements
15Meaning of 1-metre and 2-metre physical distancing rules
16Physical distancing requirements on public transport services on specified route
16APerson may not change principal home or place of residence following Government announcement of more restrictive alert level requirements
17Restrictions on travel into, out of, or through alert level areas (or between parts of alert level 3 area)
18Permitted purposes for travel between alert level areas (or between parts of alert level 3 area)
19Evidence of permission for travel between alert level areas (or between parts of alert level 3 area)
19AObligations concerning COVID-19 testing of certain persons travelling into or out of Auckland part of alert level 3 area for work activities
19BDuty of businesses and services to facilitate testing and medical examination for workers who travel into or out of Auckland part of alert level 3 area
19CObligations concerning COVID-19 testing of certain persons travelling out of Auckland part of alert level 3 area for non-work activities
20Stay-at-home requirements in alert level 3 area
21Permissions for essential personal movement within each part of alert level 3 area
22Physical distancing requirements for all individuals in alert level 3 area
22AExceptions for individuals at education entities that are early childhood services in alert level 3 area
23Additional face covering requirements for individuals in alert level 3 area
24Exemptions from additional face covering requirements
25Closure of premises unless operating in compliance with alert level 3 requirements
26Businesses and services in alert level 3 area to have systems and processes for physical distancing requirements
27Businesses and services in alert level 3 area to have systems and processes to minimise travel
28Certain businesses and services in alert level 3 area to have systems and processes for contact record rule
29Contact record in respect of home services provided by businesses and services in alert level 3 area
30Adjusted alert level 3 requirements for businesses and services
31Prohibition on gatherings in outdoor places in alert level 3 area
32People responsible for controlled gatherings in alert level 3 area must comply with contact record requirements
32ALimited outdoor gatherings permitted in alert level 3 area
32BPermissions for essential personal movement
32CProhibition on gatherings in outdoor places: controlled gatherings
32DProhibition on gatherings in outdoor places: limited outdoor gatherings
33Application of clauses 34 to 44
34Physical distancing requirements for individuals in alert level 2 area
35Exceptions for individuals in close-proximity businesses and services in alert level 2 area
36Exceptions for individuals at education entities in alert level 2 area
37Requirements for individuals on public transport services in alert level 2 area
38Requirements for customers and clients at food and drink businesses and services in alert level 2 area
39Additional face covering requirements for individuals in alert level 2 area
40Exemptions from additional face covering requirements in this Part
41Workplaces in alert level 2 area to have systems and processes in place for physical distancing
42Adjusted alert level 2 requirements for businesses and services
43Businesses and services in alert level 2 area to have systems and processes to minimise travel
44Certain businesses and services in alert level 2 area to have systems and processes for contact record rule
45Application of clauses 46 to 51
46Number limit for social gathering
47Workers excluded from number limit
48Individuals must comply with requirements for social gatherings
49Additional face covering requirement for workers at social gatherings
50People responsible for social gatherings must comply with number limit
51People responsible for social gatherings must comply with contact record requirements
52Exemption for emergencies
53Other exemptions from this order
54Power for Director-General to grant exemptions from this order
55Revocation of COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 11) 2021
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Notes