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

  • revoked
  • COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine) Order 2020 revoked, at 11.59 pm on 12 September 2022, by clause 3(1)(a) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Revocations) Order 2022 (SL 2022/254).
12 Place of isolation or quarantine

(1)

A person’s place of isolation or quarantine means the high-risk MIQF or low-risk MIQF that is allocated to the person—

(a)

by the chief executive; and

(b)

after a suitably qualified health practitioner determines, in accordance with any guidelines provided by the Director-General, whether the person should be allocated a high-risk MIQF or low-risk MIQF.

(2)

However, a medical officer of health may instead determine for any reason (for example, for medical evacuation) that a person’s place of isolation or quarantine is any other facility or place.

(2A)

In determining that a person’s place of isolation or quarantine is any other facility or place under subclause (2), the medical officer of health must consider—

(a)

relevant individual and operational implications; and

(b)

whether the other facility or place is able to meet the person’s particular physical or other needs.

(3)

A medical officer of health need not consider making a determination under subclause (2) for a person if the chief executive

(a)

consults, and considers the advice of, a suitably qualified health practitioner or of a person who is registered or licensed as an equivalent health professional overseas; and

(b)

determines that the person does not have particular physical or other needs that require another type of facility or place.

Clause 12(1)(a): amended, on 20 November 2021, by section 28 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2021 (2021 No 48).

Clause 12(2A): inserted, at 11.59 pm on 20 December 2020, by clause 12 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border and Isolation and Quarantine) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/330).

Clause 12(3): amended, on 20 November 2021, by section 28 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2021 (2021 No 48).