COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Order 2021

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Order 2021

(SL 2021/386)

Note

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

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
4Guide to this order
5Interpretation
6When person is CVC compliant
7Meaning of 1-metre physical distancing rule
8Meaning of 2-metre physical distancing rule
9Meaning of defined space
10Meaning of designated premises
11Meaning of face covering rule
12Meaning of fellow resident
13Meaning of gathering
14Meaning of person in control
15Transitional, savings, and related provisions
16Guide to COVID-19 provisions and COVID-19 response schedules
17COVID-19 provision has effect only if specified in active COVID-19 response schedule
18How COVID-19 provision applies to business or service
19QR code must be displayed in workplaces
20QR code must be displayed on public transport services
21Workplaces must have alternative contact record systems and processes
22Business or service must have systems and processes to ensure people entering workplace scan QR code or provide contact record
23Person must comply with face covering rule in specified premises or circumstances
24Business or service must have systems and processes to ensure workers wear face coverings
25Regulated business or service must comply with CVC rules or non-CVC rules
26Regulated business or service must display CVC status
27Regulated business or service must have systems and processes to check person carries CVC and to verify CVC compliance
28Person who is not CVC compliant must not enter regulated premises that are CVC-only
29Person must produce CVC when requested at regulated premises that are CVC-only
30Person must produce valid CVC
31Person must not be denied access to certain premises on vaccination grounds
32Person must not be denied access to goods or services from certain premises on vaccination grounds
33Business or service in control of premises must allow people access to designated premises
33ABusiness or service in control of premises A must allow student access for purpose of participating in extra-curricular or curricular activity in premises B
34People must maintain physical distancing so far as is reasonably practicable in specified premises or circumstances
35People must comply with 1-metre physical distancing rule in specified premises or circumstances
36People must comply with 2-metre physical distancing rule in specified premises or circumstances
37Workers must keep 1 metre away from each other and 2 metres away from other people
38Business or service must have systems and processes to comply with applicable physical distancing rules
39Business or service must mitigate risk of spreading COVID-19 to extent physical distancing cannot be maintained
40Business or service must comply with capacity limit based on specified physical distancing rule
41Business or service must comply with fixed capacity limit based on specified physical distancing rule
42No gatherings unless permitted
43Gathering of CVC compliant people permitted
44Gathering of fixed number of CVC compliant people permitted
45Gathering of CVC compliant people permitted if capacity limit met
46Gathering of CVC compliant people permitted if indoor capacity limit not exceeded
46AGathering of CVC compliant people permitted if outdoors
47Fixed capacity gathering permitted
48Fixed number gathering permitted
49Limited purpose gathering permitted
50Limited outdoor gathering permitted
51No event unless permitted
52Event permitted for CVC compliant people only
53Event for CVC compliant people permitted if indoor capacity limit not exceeded
53AOutdoor event permitted for CVC compliant people
54Fixed capacity event permitted
54ASpecified EOTC events permitted [Revoked]
55Business or service must have systems and processes to prevent customers entering workplace except to enable contactless collection of goods
56New Zealand Post must have systems and processes for limited customer access
57Hardware and do-it-yourself store must have systems and processes for contactless or drive-through collection of goods only
58Shopping mall must have systems and processes to enable contactless collection of goods only
59Shopping mall must have systems and processes to enable access to permitted business or service
60Business or service must have systems and processes to prevent customers entering workplace
61Business or service must have systems and processes to prevent customers entering workplace unless specified business or service (restrictive setting)
62Specified business or service permitted to let customers enter workplace
63Business or service must close premises
64Business or service must be closed unless permitted to open (restrictive setting)
65Category 1 business or service permitted to open premises
66Category 1 and 2 business or service permitted to open premises
67Specified business or service permitted to open premises
68Business or service must have systems and processes to comply with no consumption of food or drink requirement
69Customers and clients at food and drink business or service must comply with seating requirements
70Business or service must have systems and processes to prevent sale of food or drink requiring work on premises
71Worker delivering goods must wear face covering [Revoked]
72Passengers on public transport services must be seated
73Physical distancing requirements on public transport services on specified route
74How face covering rule applies to education entities [Revoked]
74AHow CVC requirements apply to education outside the classroom services [Revoked]
75How 2-metre physical distancing rule applies to education entities
76Education entities must have systems and processes to keep appropriately sized and stable groups
77Education entities must have systems and processes to manage numbers of students and children on site
78Tertiary education provider must have systems and processes to verify CVC compliance
79Tertiary education provider must have systems and processes to ensure only workers enter premises
80Greengrocers, butchers, and fishmongers must be indoors and have fixed location
81Outdoor sports facilities must close indoor parts
82Venue businesses must have systems and processes to ensure venue used only for limited purpose gatherings
83In-home services must have systems and processes to keep contact records of workers
84Specified in-home services must ensure only certain people present when service provided
85Specified in-home service may be provided if needed to address risk to health or safety
86Person must stay at home except when undertaking permitted movement
87Category 1 movement within area permitted
88Category 1 and 2 movement within area permitted
89Person must not travel out of area unless undertaking permitted travel
90Person must not undertake cross-boundary travel unless permitted (restrictive setting)
90ATravel out of area permitted if person is CVC compliant
90BTravel out of area permitted if person has evidence of negative COVID-19 test result
91Cross-boundary travel permitted if person is CVC compliant
92Cross-boundary travel permitted if person has evidence of negative COVID-19 test result
92ATravel out of area for specified purposes permitted but travel conditions may apply
92BTravel out of area permitted if person does not stop in that area
93Cross-boundary travel for specified purposes permitted but travel conditions may apply
94Cross-boundary travel through area permitted if person does not stop in area
95Person must carry evidence of purpose
96Person must carry evidence of negative COVID-19 test result
97Person must carry evidence of having had COVID-19 test (non-work activities)
98Person must carry evidence of having had COVID-19 test (work activities)
98APerson on public transport service out of area must carry CVC or evidence of negative COVID-19 test
99Business or service must minimise cross-boundary travel undertaken by workers
100Certain businesses or services must facilitate testing and medical examination for workers undertaking cross-boundary travel
101Person must not change principal home or place of residence following Director-General notice restricting travel for that purpose
102Exemption for emergencies
103Exemption for health services
104Other exemptions
105Power for Director-General to grant exemptions from this order
106How exemptions are notified or published
107Revocation
108Principal order
109Clause 17 amended (General requirement to remain in isolation or quarantine)
110Principal order
111Clause 6 amended (Application of order)
112Part 1A heading amended
113Clause 12A amended (Interpretation)
114Clause 12B amended (Application of this Part)
[Revoked]
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