COVID-19 Managed Isolation (MIQ) hotel costs paid

Leighton Fletcher made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

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From: Leighton Fletcher

Dear Ministry of Health,

I am writing to you under the Official Information Act to request the following information regarding the costs paid for Managed Isolation and Quarantine facilities:

Are costs paid to each contracted MIQ hotel on a per room basis or a per person basis for each returnee or person requiring MIQ?

If on a per room basis - please provide the cost paid to each individual MIQ hotel either as a daily rate, or as a total cost per 14day stay.

If costs are paid per person - please provide the cost paid per person to each individual MIQ hotel either as a daily rate, or as a total cost per 14day stay.

If there is another basis for payment, please provide that cost for each individual MIQ hotel.

Yours faithfully,

Leighton Fletcher

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Kia ora

 

Thank you for your request for official information received on 6 December
2020 for:

 

“I am writing to you under the Official Information Act to request the
following information regarding the costs paid for Managed Isolation and
Quarantine facilities:
Are costs paid to each contracted MIQ hotel on a per room basis or a per
person basis for each returnee or person requiring MIQ?
If on a per room basis - please provide the cost paid to each individual
MIQ hotel either as a daily rate, or as a total cost per 14day stay.
If costs are paid per person - please provide the cost paid per person to
each individual MIQ hotel either as a daily rate, or as a total cost per
14day stay.
If there is another basis for payment, please provide that cost for each
individual MIQ hotel.”

 

The Ministry's reference number for your request is: H202008821.

 

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 25 January 2021, being
20 working days after the day your request was received.

 

Please note, the three weeks between Christmas Day and 15 January 2021 do
not count as working days. For more information, please refer to the
following website: http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

 

If we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we
will notify you of an extension of that time frame.

 

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [email address]

 

 

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Please find attached a letter regarding your request for information.
Ngā mihi,

OIA Services
Government Services
Office of the Director-General
Ministry of Health
E: [1][email address]

 

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Ref: 2021-1152

 

Dear Leighton,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 06 December 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

“I am writing to you under the Official Information Act to request the
following information regarding the costs paid for Managed Isolation and
Quarantine facilities:

 

Are costs paid to each contracted MIQ hotel on a per room basis or a per
person basis for each returnee or person requiring MIQ?

 

If on a per room basis - please provide the cost paid to each individual
MIQ hotel either as a daily rate, or as a total cost per 14day stay.

 

If costs are paid per person - please provide the cost paid per person to
each individual MIQ hotel either as a daily rate, or as a total cost per
14day stay.

 

If there is another basis for payment, please provide that cost for each
individual MIQ hotel.”

 

Please note that the days from 24 December 2020 to 17 January 2021
(inclusive) are defined as non- working days in the Act and are not
counted in the calculation for the response due date. This will affect the
time period for responding to your request.

 

Your request has been transferred to the Ministry of Business, Innovation
and Employment from The Ministry of Health on 08 December 2020and is being
processed in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982. A response
will be sent to you in due course. If you have any enquiries regarding
your request feel free to contact us via email [1][email address] or
using the contact details below.

 

Please note, due to ongoing COVID-19 response work, requests are currently
being triaged and those relating to Covid-19 processed as a priority.
Remaining requests are being assessed as per the Ombudsman’s guidance
(which can be found here:
[2]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/news/chief-ombudsmans-statement-official-information-response-times-during-covid-19-emergency)
and processed accordingly.

 

If you have any enquiries regarding your request feel free to contact us
via email [3][email address] or using the contact details below.

 

Yours sincerely,

Alan Witcombe

MANAGER, MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

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