Pursuant to clause 105 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Protection Framework) Order 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 COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 or the purposes of the Order, and the extent of the exemption is not broader than is reasonably necessary, I grant an exemption for:
- persons who have an active service request with the Ministry of Health to have their vaccination record entered on the CIR or have an existing vaccination record corrected.
The exemption is to clause 29 and clause 30 of the Order, for persons to produce a temporary exemption issued by the Ministry of Health to permit entry to a premise of a regulated business or service that requests a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (CVC).
The exemption is subject to the following conditions:
- Persons must produce the temporary exemption when a CVC is requested to enter the premise of a regulated business or service;
- Persons must comply with all other requirements under the Order, such as physical distancing and face-covering requirements;
- The exemption will expire at 11.59pm on 17 January 2022.
Dated this 22nd day of December 2021.
SARAH TURNER, Director-General of Health.