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

Subpart 2—Director-General may grant exemptions

105 Power for Director-General to grant exemptions from this order


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.


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


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


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


In determining whether the condition in subclause (2)(a) is satisfied for an exemption from clause 89 (person must not travel out of area unless undertaking permitted travel), the Director-General must take into account—


the extent to which the travel is reasonably necessary, including whether it could reasonably be delayed; and


the economic, social, or health benefits associated with the purpose of the travel; and


the public health risk associated with the travel and its purpose.


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

Compare: LI 2021/263 cl 54