COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine) Order 2020

11 Early end to period of isolation or quarantine for certain people

(1)

This clause provides for certain people’s period of isolation or quarantine to end earlier than provided in clause 10(1).

Exception for practical departure time

(2)

If a person is isolated or quarantined at an MIQF, the chief executive may end their period of isolation or quarantine no more than 6 hours before it would otherwise end under clause 10(1) if satisfied that—

(a)

it is a practical time for the person to leave the MIQF; and

(b)

the person meets the low-risk indicators, based on the advice of a suitably qualified health practitioner.

Exception for people on short-term stay

(3)

Subclause (4) applies to a person who is scheduled to depart from New Zealand during the period under clause 10(1) (a scheduled departer), other than a person who arrived in New Zealand as—

(a)

an overseas-based aircrew member; or

(b)

a medical attendant.

(4)

Their period of isolation or quarantine ends 12 hours before their scheduled departure as long as—

(a)

they—

(i)

have been in New Zealand for less than 72 hours; or

(ii)

have been in New Zealand for 72 hours or more and the chief executive is satisfied, based on the advice of a suitably qualified health practitioner, that they meet the low-risk indicators; and

(b)

they leave their place of isolation or quarantine only to travel to the place of departure and depart accordingly.

Exception for overseas-based aircrew and medical attendants

(4A)

Subclause (4B) applies to a scheduled departer who—

(a)

arrived in New Zealand as an overseas-based aircrew member; or

(b)

is not ordinarily resident in New Zealand and arrived in New Zealand as a medical attendant.

(4B)

Their period of isolation or quarantine ends 12 hours before their scheduled departure from New Zealand, as long as they leave their place of isolation or quarantine only to travel to the place of departure and depart accordingly.

(4C)

A scheduled departer whose period of isolation or quarantine ends under subclause (4) or (4B) must comply with any directions of the chief executive (given on the advice of a medical officer of health or a health protection officer) relating to the travel of the scheduled departer to the place of departure.

(4D)

[Revoked]

(5)

[Revoked]

Exception for certain arrivals by air

(6)

Subclause (7) applies to a person who is isolated or quarantined at an MIQF pursuant to a request made by or on behalf of that person to the chief executive under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order 2021.

(7)

Their period of isolation or quarantine ends when they choose to leave the MIQF.

(6)

[Revoked]

(7)

[Revoked]

Clause 11(2): amended, at 11.59 pm on 27 February 2022, by clause 10(1A) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine and Other Matters) Amendment Order 2021 (SL 2021/428).

Clause 11(2): amended, at 11.59 pm on 16 January 2022, by clause 10(1) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine and Other Matters) Amendment Order 2021 (SL 2021/428).

Clause 11(3) heading: amended, at 11.59 pm on 20 December 2020, by clause 11(1) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border and Isolation and Quarantine) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/330).

Clause 11(3): replaced, at 11.59 pm on 27 February 2022, by clause 10(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine and Other Matters) Amendment Order 2021 (SL 2021/428).

Clause 11(4)(a)(ii): amended, on 20 November 2021, by section 28 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2021 (2021 No 48).

Clause 11(4A) heading: inserted, at 11.59 pm on 4 October 2020, by clause 16(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border, Isolation and Quarantine, and Required Testing) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/273).

Clause 11(4A): replaced, at 11.58 pm on 16 January 2022, by clause 27(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border and Isolation and Quarantine) Amendment Order 2022 (SL 2022/2).

Clause 11(4A)(b): replaced, at 11.59 pm on 27 February 2022, by clause 10(3) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine and Other Matters) Amendment Order 2021 (SL 2021/428).

Clause 11(4B): replaced, at 11.59 pm on 20 December 2020, by clause 11(3) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border and Isolation and Quarantine) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/330).

Clause 11(4C): inserted, at 11.59 pm on 4 October 2020, by clause 16(2) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border, Isolation and Quarantine, and Required Testing) Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/273).

Clause 11(4C): amended, on 20 November 2021, by section 28 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2021 (2021 No 48).

Clause 11(4D) heading: revoked, at 11.59 pm on 27 February 2022, by clause 10(4) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine and Other Matters) Amendment Order 2021 (SL 2021/428).

Clause 11(4D): revoked, at 11.59 pm on 27 February 2022, by clause 10(4) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine and Other Matters) Amendment Order 2021 (SL 2021/428).

Clause 11(5) heading: revoked, at 11.59 pm on 2 May 2022, by clause 26 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Maritime Border and Other Matters) Amendment Order 2022 (SL 2022/125).

Clause 11(5): revoked, at 11.59 pm on 2 May 2022, by clause 26 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Maritime Border and Other Matters) Amendment Order 2022 (SL 2022/125).

Clause 11(6) heading: inserted, at 11.59 pm on 18 March 2022, by clause 11 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Amendment Order (No 2) 2022 (SL 2022/75).

Clause 11(6): inserted, at 11.59 pm on 18 March 2022, by clause 11 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Amendment Order (No 2) 2022 (SL 2022/75).

Clause 11(7): inserted, at 11.59 pm on 18 March 2022, by clause 11 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Amendment Order (No 2) 2022 (SL 2022/75).

Clause 11(6) heading: revoked, at 11.59 pm on 27 February 2022, by clause 10(5) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine and Other Matters) Amendment Order 2021 (SL 2021/428).

Clause 11(6): revoked, at 11.59 pm on 27 February 2022, by clause 10(5) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine and Other Matters) Amendment Order 2021 (SL 2021/428).

Clause 11(7): revoked, at 11.59 pm on 27 February 2022, by clause 10(5) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine and Other Matters) Amendment Order 2021 (SL 2021/428).