Pursuant to clause 24 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 9) 2021 (“Order”), the Director-General of Health may exempt a class of persons, businesses, services, or goods (or any person, business, service, or goods) from the application of any provision of the Order or from the requirement to comply with any provision of the Order.
Being satisfied that the exemption is necessary or desirable to promote the purposes of the Act or the purposes of the Order, and the extent of the exemption is not broader that is reasonably necessary, I grant an exemption for:
- construction, building and other related works on residential buildings where people were displaced from their place of residence in the 2021 Buller floods.
The exemption is to clause 18 of the Order, for the works to operate as an Alert Level 4 business or service and to permit workers to undertake essential personal movement in accordance with clause 16(c) for the purpose of undertaking that work.
The exemption is subject to the following conditions:
- Comply with all other requirements under the Order, such as physical distancing and face covering requirements;
- Must have systems and processes in place to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable that each person who enters the workplace—
- scans the QR code for the workplace; or
- provides details in a contact tracing record that the person in control of the workplace collects.
- Construction, building and related works is restricted to the buildings that:
- are currently unoccupied; and
- subject to a notice or sign restricting access to the building under the Building Act (such as a red or yellow placard).
Dated this 22nd day of August 2021.
Dr ASHLEY BLOOMFIELD, Director-General of Health.