Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Exemption of Persons From Requirements of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 12) 2021

Pursuant to clause 54 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 12) 2021 (“Order”), I, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General, Ministry of Health, being satisfied that:

  • the exemption is necessary or desirable in order to promote the purposes of the Act; and
  • that the extent of this exemption is not broader than is reasonably necessary to address the matters that gave rise to the exemption,

declare that the following class of persons is exempt from clause 25 of the Order:

  1. hairdresser means any person who engages for profit or reward in the business or practice of hairdressing, whether in a hairdresser’s shop or not;
  2. hairdressing means the dressing, curling, waving, cleansing, cutting, shaving, trimming, singeing, bleaching, tinting, colouring, or other treatment of the hair or beard of any person;
  3. hairdresser’s shop means any premises, other than premises occupied by a customer, where a hairdresser carries on their business or practice.

The exemption is subject to the following conditions:

  1. hairdressers must comply with the current Alert Level 3, step 2 requirements for businesses who may open, such as physical distancing, waring face coverings and contract records, as outlined in clause 26 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order (No 12) 2021
  2. hairdressers take bookings only (i.e., no walk-in customers)
  3. compulsory vaccination of the hairdresser and staff, and
  4. proof of vaccination by customer, by scanning COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate.

Once signed, this exemption will be effective as of 11.59pm on 24 November 2021.

Dated at Wellington this 19th of November 2021.

Dr ASHLEY BLOOMFIELD, Director-General of Health.