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

48 Fixed number gathering permitted

(1)

A gathering that complies with the requirements in subclauses (2) to (4) is permitted.

(2)

The gathering must not exceed the number limit, which is—

(a)

the fixed number of people (excluding workers) in a defined space at any one time; or

(b)

if the gathering is held at a private dwellinghouse, the fixed number of people (excluding workers) in the dwellinghouse at any one time.

(3)

A person responsible for the gathering must ensure that the number of people in a defined space or a private dwellinghouse (as applicable) at any one time does not exceed the number limit.

(4)

A person responsible for the 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 gathering knows, and can identify for the purposes of contact tracing, every other person aged 12 years or older who is attending the gathering.

(5)

[Revoked]

(6)

A breach of subclause (3) is a high risk infringement offence for the purposes of section 26(3) of the Act.

(7)

In this clause, fixed number means the number of people specified in an active COVID-19 response schedule for the purposes of subclause (2)(a) or (c).

Clause 48(1): amended, at 11.59 pm on 23 December 2021, by clause 16(1) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (SL 2021/426).

Clause 48(5): revoked, at 11.59 pm on 23 December 2021, by clause 16(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (SL 2021/426).

Clause 48(6): replaced, on 4 December 2021, by clause 20 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order 2021 (SL 2021/388).

Clause 48(6): amended, at 11.59 pm on 23 December 2021, by clause 16(3) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (SL 2021/426).