COVID-19 Public Health Response (Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2021

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

COVID-19 Public Health Response (Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2021

Cindy Kiro, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 1st day of November 2021

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under section 33A of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister for COVID-19 Response made after being satisfied that—

(i)

the prescribed charges relate to managed isolation or quarantine facility (MIQF) costs; and

(ii)

the prescribed charges recover from any class of persons no more than an estimate of the actual and reasonable MIQF costs incurred in relation to that class (including both direct and indirect costs); and

(iii)

there is appropriate provision to grant relief from the payment of the prescribed charges in circumstances where payment of the charges would cause undue financial hardship; and

(iv)

the prescribed charges do not limit or are justified limits on the rights and freedoms in the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2021.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 14 November 2021.

4 Regulation 7 amended (Amount of charges: general)

(1)

In regulation 7(1)(a), replace “$5,520” with “$2,760”.

(2)

In regulation 7(1)(b), replace “$3,100” with “$1,610”.

(3)

In regulation 7(2)(a)(i), replace “$2,990” with “$1,495”.

(4)

In regulation 7(2)(a)(ii), replace “$950” with “$460”.

(5)

In regulation 7(2)(b)(i), replace “$1,610” with “$805”.

(6)

In regulation 7(2)(b)(ii), replace “$475” with “$230”.

(7)

In regulation 7(4), replace “14 days” with “7 days”.

5 Regulation 7A amended (Amount of charges: other critical worker and any spouse, partner, or child of other critical worker)

(1)

In regulation 7A(2), replace “$5,520” with “$2,760”.

(2)

In regulation 7A(3)(a), replace “$2,990” with “$1,495”.

(3)

In regulation 7A(3)(b), replace “$1,610” with “$805”.

(4)

In regulation 7A(5), replace “14 days” with “7 days”.

6 Schedule 1 amended

In Schedule 1,—

(a)

insert the Part set out in the Schedule of these regulations as the last Part; and

(b)

make all necessary consequential amendments.

Schedule New Part 4 inserted into Schedule 1

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Part 4 Provisions relating to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2021

8 Interpretation

In this Part, amendment regulations means the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2021.

9 Effect of amendment regulations

If a person’s stay at an MIQF began before 14 November 2021, the person’s stay is not affected by the amendments made by the amendment regulations.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 14 November 2021, amend the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Regulations 2020 (the principal regulations).

The principal regulations are made under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020. They prescribe charges to recover the costs of a person’s stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility (an MIQF).

The amendments adjust the fees charged for staying at an MIQF to account for a reduction in the required length of stay from 14 days to 7 days.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 November 2021.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.