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

13 Meaning of gathering

In this order, gathering

(a)

means people who are intermingling in a group but excludes people who remain at least 2 metres away from each other, so far as is reasonably practicable; and

(b)

includes—

(i)

a gathering to undertake voluntary or not-for-profit sporting, recreational, social, or cultural activities:

(ii)

a gathering to undertake community club activities (except activities that occur at the same time and place as services provided under a club licence under section 21 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012):

(iii)

a faith-based gathering:

(iv)

a funeral or tangihanga:

(v)

a gathering held in a defined space or premises of a workplace (other than a vehicle in use as part of a public transport service) that have been hired for the exclusive use of the gathering by a person (other than the person who manages or controls the defined space or premises); but

(ba)

excludes events (see clause 5(1)); and

(c)

excludes a gathering for the purpose of a business or service at—

(i)

office workplaces; and

(ii)

ordinary operations at retail; and

(iii)

gyms; and

(iv)

courts and tribunals; and

(v)

education entities at normal operations.

Compare: LI 2021/263 cl 4(1)

Clause 13(ba): inserted, at 11.59 pm on 23 December 2021, by clause 6(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (SL 2021/426).

Clause 13(c)(iv): amended, at 11.59 pm on 23 December 2021, by clause 6(1) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (SL 2021/426).