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

49 Limited purpose gathering permitted

(1)

A limited purpose gathering is permitted, but only if the requirements in subclauses (2) to (5) are met.

(2)

A person responsible for a limited purpose gathering—

(a)

must ensure that there are systems and processes in place to ensure that, so far as is reasonably practicable, each person aged 12 years or older who attends the gathering—

(i)

scans the QR code for the gathering or otherwise makes their own contact record; or

(ii)

provides a contact record that is kept by one of the people responsible for or attending the gathering; but

(b)

need not comply with paragraph (a) if every person aged 12 years or older at the limited purpose gathering knows, and can identify for the purposes of contact tracing, every other person aged 12 years or older who is attending the gathering.

(3)

In this clause, limited purpose gathering means a gathering that meets all of the following requirements:

(a)

the gathering is for one of the following purposes:

(i)

viewing a tūpāpaku or deceased person:

(ii)

a funeral service:

(iii)

a tangihanga:

(iv)

a wedding or civil union service:

(b)

the number of attendees (excluding workers) at any one time at the gathering (the attendees) does not exceed the specified number of attendees:

(c)

the number of workers at any one time at the gathering (including any celebrant, organiser, or other assistant) (the workers) does not exceed the specified number of workers:

(d)

the workers comply with the 2-metre physical distancing rule (so far as is reasonably practicable in relation to attendees):

(e)

if the gathering is indoors and food or drink is served, people who are eating or drinking are seated.

(4)

[Revoked]

(5)

The requirement in subclause (2)(a) does not apply to a gathering organised by a venue business (see instead clause 22).

(6)

[Revoked]

(7)

In this clause,—

specified number of attendees means the number specified in an active COVID-19 response schedule for the purposes of subclause (3)(b)

specified number of workers means the number specified in an active COVID-19 response schedule for the purposes of subclause (3)(d).

Compare: LI 2021/263 cls 31(3)(c), 32

Clause 49(4): revoked, at 11.59 pm on 23 December 2021, by clause 17 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (SL 2021/426).

Clause 49(6): revoked, at 11.59 pm on 23 December 2021, by clause 17 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (SL 2021/426).