Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Exemption of Classes of Persons from Requirements of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Levels 3 and 2) Order 2020

Pursuant to clause 27 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Levels 3 and 2) Order 2020 (“Order”), I, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General, Ministry of Health, hereby declare that the following persons are exempted from clause 8 of the Order:

  1. Persons employed or engaged in Poultry production, slaughter/processing, distribution and export production who live in Auckland and travel to Waikato for work.

The exemptions in this notice are subject to the following conditions:

  1. The exemption will begin at 11.59pm on 17 August 2020 and cease at the end of the Order.
  2. Employees must travel directly to and from their place of work.
  3. Employers subject to this exemption may only travel out of an alert level 3 area if the following measures are taken to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spread:
    1. Record their movements, including the place of work travelled to, to support contact tracing;
    2. Ensure two metre distancing is maintained from other persons during work activity where practicable;
    3. Ensure appropriate public health measures are taken, including wearing face coverings and regularly using hand sanitiser;
    4. Where applicable, comply with the Health and Safety plan for the particular work activity.

Dated at Wellington this 17th day of August 2020.

Dr ASHLEY BLOOMFIELD, Director-General of Health.