Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

COVID-19 Public Health Response (Self-isolation Requirements and Permitted Work) Order 2022—Other Permitted Means of Travel to Undertake Permitted Work

Pursuant to clause 30 and clause 17(a)(iii) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Self-isolation and permitted work) Order 2022 (“Order”), I, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health, hereby specify that for the purposes of the Order, an eligible worker who leave their place of self-isolation to undertake permitted work as defined by section 5 of the Order and who is unable to travel by a private means of transport, either alone or with a fellow resident only, or by walking alone, may travel as follows:

  • by private transport with colleagues with whom the close contact will be working that day, provided the colleagues are masked and vaccinated; or
  • by public transport (including a passenger service under the Land Transport Act 1998, ferry, plane or train), provided that the following conditions are met:
    • the negative rapid antigen test result required under section 20(1)(a) of the Order must be received before using public transport (not once arriving at work);
    • if using public transport, the close contact should be meticulous about the correct use of their face covering, distancing from others, hand hygiene and recording their movements.

Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of March 2022.

Dr ASHLEY BLOOMFIELD, Director-General of Health.