Pursuant to clause 30 and clause 5 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Self-isolation Requirements and Permitted Work) Order 2022 (“Order”), I, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health, hereby specify that for the purposes of the Order:
Definition (a) of “Face covering” means a medical mask which:
- is appropriate to the occupation of the person wearing the mask; and
- meets the New Zealand Standard (British Standard (BS) and European Standard (EN) 14683:2019 (Type I, II and IIR) or an equivalent Standard such as the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard F2100-11 (2011) (Level 1, 2 and 3).
This notice will come into force at 11.59pm on 24 February 2022.
Dated at Wellington this 24th day of February 2022.
Dr ASHLEY BLOOMFIELD, Director-General of Health.