COVID-19 briefings recieved in August

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From: Scott

Dear Chris Hipkins,

I would like to make a request for copies of the following briefings received by Minister Hipkins in August:

1. Ministry of Health response shifts to respond to the risk of the Delta variant (REF: 20211793)
2. COVID-19 outbreak phases and management (REF: 20211740)
3. Funding the health system response to COVID-19 - report back on health service expenditure to 30 June 2021 (REF: 20211774)
4. COVID-19 Alert Level public health advice: Auckland community case (REF: 20211889)
5. Delta outbreak August 2021: Interim public health advice on a review of Alert Level settings for New Zealand (22 August) (REF: 20211915)
6. Approach to managed isolation and quarantine for community cases and close contacts (REF: 20211926)
7. Delta Outbreak August 2021: Interim Public Health Advice on a Review of Alert Level Settings for New Zealand (26 August) (REF: 20211946)
8. Delta Outbreak August 2021: Interim Public Health Advice on a Review of Alert Level Settings for New Zealand (28 August) (REF: 20211961)
9. Risk-based approach to reconnections: Proposed health requirements under the three entry pathways (REF: 20211936)

Yours faithfully,

Scott

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Chris Hipkins

Kia ora

 

Thank you for taking the time to write to Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for
COVID-19 Response, Minister of Education, Minister for the Public Sector
and Leader of the House.

We are receiving a significant amount of correspondence at the moment and,
although your email will be carefully considered and noted, it is not
possible to respond to each individual email. However, please note that
this is an automatic response and we will endeavour to respond to your
individual queries as soon as we can.

You can find the latest information and guidance about Alert Levels at
[1]https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and...
The locations of interest are set out
at [2]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
encourage anyone who has been at one of the locations of interest at the
time specified to self-isolate and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. You
can find the nearest testing centre to you
at [3]https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/.

We appreciate that this is a challenging time. If you need to talk, you
can call or text 1737 at any time. Mental health and wellbeing resources
are also available
at [4]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
about the financial support available to individuals and businesses can be
found at [5]https://covid19.govt.nz/business-and-mon....

We also understand that there are several other aspects to the response
that are very important to people. You can find more information about:

o Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ)
at [6]https://www.miq.govt.nz/, including how to request an emergency
allocation
at [7]https://www.miq.govt.nz/travel-to-new-ze...
make a complaint or request a review of your application by
emailing [8]https://www.miq.govt.nz/about/contact-us....
o Travel with Australia
at [9]https://covid19.govt.nz/travel/quarantin...
you are in Australia, please register
at [10]https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ and if it is an emergency,
contact the Consulate on +64 99 20 20 20.
o Vaccines at [11]https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/, including
how to book your vaccine
at [12]https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/... by calling 0800 28
29 26.
o Vaccine data and statistics
at [13]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
Medsafe’s vaccine safety monitoring reports
at [14]https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/COVID-19/vac...
o The Government’s plan to reconnect New Zealand with the rest of the
world
at [16]https://covid19.govt.nz/reconnecting-new....

Please remember to take care, and be kind. We have beaten COVID-19 before,
and we can do it again.

Ngā mihi,

Office of Hon Chris Hipkins

Minister for COVID-19 Response | Minister of Education | Minister for the
Public Sector | Leader of the House | MP for Remutaka

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From: Yuuki Smithers

Kia ora Scott,

Thank you for your request for official information. The Minister’s Office reference number for your request is: CHOIA163

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Office will endeavour to respond to your request no later than 20 working days after the day your request was received. If you'd like to calculate the timeframe, you can use the Ombudsman's online calculator here: http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the Office is experiencing significantly higher volumes of queries and requests for information. 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

Yuuki Smithers | (Acting) Health Private Secretary
Office of Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister for COVID-19 Response | Minister of Education | Minister for the Public Service | Leader of the House
Parliament Buildings, Private Bag 18041, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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Dear Scott,

 

Thank you for your request for official information, received on 25
November 2021, requesting a copy of the following briefings:

 

“1. Ministry of Health response shifts to respond to the risk of the Delta
variant (REF: 20211793)

2. COVID-19 outbreak phases and management (REF: 20211740)

3. Funding the health system response to COVID-19 - report back on health
service expenditure to 30 June 2021 (REF: 20211774)

4. COVID-19 Alert Level public health advice: Auckland community case
(REF: 20211889)

5. Delta outbreak August 2021: Interim public health advice on a review of
Alert Level settings for New Zealand (22 August) (REF: 20211915)

6. Approach to managed isolation and quarantine for community cases and
close contacts (REF: 20211926)

7. Delta Outbreak August 2021: Interim Public Health Advice on a Review of
Alert Level Settings for New Zealand (26 August) (REF: 20211946)

8. Delta Outbreak August 2021: Interim Public Health Advice on a Review of
Alert Level Settings for New Zealand (28 August) (REF: 20211961)

9. Risk-based approach to reconnections: Proposed health requirements
under the three entry pathways (REF: 20211936)”

 

The Office of the Minister for COVID-19 Response, Hon Chris Hipkins has
decided to extend the period of time available to respond to your request
under section 15A of the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) as
further consultation is required.

 

You can now expect a response to your request on, or before, 27 January
2022. Please note that this includes the holiday shutdown period laid out
in the Act from 25 December 2021 to 15 January 2022.

 

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review my decision to extend the time available to respond to your
request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

[1]cid:image001.jpg@01D433B3.8E157340 Daniel
Martin
Health
Private
Secretary

Office of
Hon Chris
Hipkins   

Minister
for
COVID-19
Response |
Minister
of
Education
| Minister
for the
Public
Service |
Leader of
the House

Parliament
Buildings,
Private
Bag 18041,
Wellington
6160, New
Zealand

 

 

 

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From: Yuuki Smithers <[2][email address]>
Sent: Thursday, 25 November 2021 12:18
To: [3][FOI #17696 email]
<[4][FOI #17696 email]>
Subject: RE: Official Information request - COVID-19 briefings received in
August OIA0479 - Acknowledgement CHOIA163

 

Kia ora Scott,

Thank you for your request for official information. The Minister’s Office
reference number for your request is: CHOIA163

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Office will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 20 working days after
the day your request was received. If you'd like to calculate the
timeframe, you can use the Ombudsman's online calculator here:
[5]http://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=15517&a...

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the Office is experiencing
significantly higher volumes of queries and requests for information. 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

Yuuki Smithers | (Acting) Health Private Secretary
Office of Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister for COVID-19 Response | Minister of Education | Minister for the
Public Service | Leader of the House
Parliament Buildings, Private Bag 18041, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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