COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing and Vaccinations) Amendment Order (No 2) 2021

Order

1 Title

This order is the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing and Vaccinations) Amendment Order (No 2) 2021.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force at 11.59 pm on 16 December 2021.

Part 1 Amendments to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Order 2020

4 Clause 10 amended (Duty of relevant PCBU to facilitate compliance with testing and medical examination requirements)
5 Part 2 revoked

Revoke Part 2.

6 Clause 15 amended (Infringement offences)

In clause 15(1), replace “12D, 13, or 14” with “or 12D”.

7 Schedule 2 amended

(1)

In Schedule 2, item 1.3, replace “In the case of saliva testing, twice within 7 days of a day worked (each test being at least 2 days apart); in the case of other testing, once” with “Once”.

(2)

In Schedule 2, item 2.1, replace “quarantine” with “isolation”.

(3)

In Schedule 2, revoke item 2.3.

(4)

In Schedule 2, item 2.4,—

(a)

replace “2.4” with “2.3”; and

(b)

replace “In the case of saliva testing, twice within 7 days of a day worked (each test being at least 2 days apart); in the case of other testing, once” with “Once”.

Part 2 Amendments to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021

8 Principal order
9 Clause 10 amended (Duties of relevant PCBUs of affected persons belonging to groups specified in Parts 1 to 6 and item 8.1 of Part 8 of Schedule 2: vaccination records)

In clause 10(1AAA), delete “also”.

10 Schedule 2 amended

(1)

In Schedule 2, in the Part 10 heading, after CVC, insert may be.

(2)

In Schedule 2, item 10.1, replace “of” with “at”.

Dated at Wellington this 14th day of December 2021.

Hon Chris Hipkins,
Minister for COVID-19 Response.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order comes into force at 11.59 pm on 16 December 2021.

Amendments to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Order 2020

Part 1 amends the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Order 2020 (the principal order) to make changes to provisions dealing with recurring saliva testing.

Clause 4 revokes clause 10(a)(ia) to remove a reference to saliva testing.

Clause 5 revokes Part 2, which specifies requirements in relation to recurring saliva testing.

Clause 6 consequentially amends clause 15(1) to adjust cross-references due to the requirements relating to recurring saliva testing being revoked.

Clause 7 consequentially amends several of the items in Schedule 2 of the principal order that relate to saliva testing.

Amendments to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021

Part 2 amends the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 (the principal order) to make drafting changes.

Clause 9 amends clause 10(1AAA) to delete a redundant word.

Clause 10 makes a clarification to the Part 10 heading of Schedule 2 and replaces “of” with “at” in item 10.1 of Schedule 2 for consistency with item 10.4 of that schedule.

Approval by resolution required

This order must be approved by resolution of the House of Representatives before the expiry of the period described in section 16(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020. If this does not happen, the order is revoked on the expiry of that period.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 December 2021.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.