COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order 2022

Order

1 Title

This order is the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Amendment Order 2022.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force at 11.59 pm on 16 January 2022.

Part 1 Amendments to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Order 2021

4 Clause 4 amended (Guide to this order)

Revoke clause 4(14).

5 Schedule 8 revoked

Revoke Schedule 8.

Part 2 Consequential amendments to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Order 2020

7 Clause 4 amended (Interpretation)

In clause 4, replace the definition of affected person with:

affected person, in relation to a place, means a person—

(a)

who belongs to a group; and

(b)

who carries out work in any capacity (whether paid or unpaid) at the place

8 Clause 6 replaced (Application of order)

Replace clause 6 with:

6 Application of order

This order applies to the whole of New Zealand.

9 Part 1A revoked

Revoke Part 1A.

Dated at Wellington this 14th day of January 2022.

Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall,
Associate Minister of Health.

Explanatory note

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

This order amends the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Order 2021. It comes into force at 11.59 pm on 16 January 2022.

Currently, travellers leaving the Auckland and Port Waikato areas (the extended Auckland area) are generally required—

  • to hold a COVID-19 vaccination certificate; or

  • to have evidence of a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered no more than 72 hours before their journey began.

This order removes all cross-boundary travel restrictions that apply in relation to the extended Auckland area, including those noted above.

It also makes consequential amendments to the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Order 2020.

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 January 2022.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.