Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Specification of Examination or Test for COVID-19—COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020  

Pursuant to clause 8(5) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020 (“Order”), I, as the Director-General of Health, hereby designate the following examination or test for COVID-19 to be a COVID-19 test for the purposes of the Order:

  1. testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral ribonucleic acid using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR); and
  2. testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral ribonucleic acid using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP); and
  3. testing for antigens specific to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (viral antigen testing).

Dated at Wellington this 15th day of January 2021.

Dr ASHLEY BLOOMFIELD, Director-General of Health.