Covid-19 Epidemic notice and orders

Chris Wardle made this Official Information request to Chris Hipkins

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From: Chris Wardle

Dear Chris Hipkins,

The provisions contained in the Covid-19 Public health bills that have been ushered in since the pandemic began must now be nearing the application of the "sunset clause" of 30 June 2022.

The use of vaccination passports in a domestic situation has been the root cause of the alienation and damaging split in this small country. If the Government had wished to keep engaging people, keep them on side (a job it had previously done quite well) then the vaccine passports were a fuse that was lit. The response to the question regarding the creation of societal split by the Prime Minister on the televised interview was, to say the least, shocking.

Please advise:
1. Date for abolishment of the vaccine passport system for Covid-19
2. An end-date for the mandates as they currently stand
3. Confirmation that repeal of the Covid-19 Act(s) will be tabled and carried out during 2022

It is acknowledged that prior to the roll out of the vaccine passports, the NZ Government had conducted a very sound covid response.

Yours faithfully,

Christina Wardle

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Chris Hipkins

Thank you for your email.


Please accept this as acknowledgement that your email has been received by
my office.


General COVID-19 information and testing


All the latest COVID-19 information can be found at [1]


Locations of interest [2]can be found here. You can also call Healthline
free on 0800 611 116 for health advice and information, including where to
get tested.


We are currently in phase 3 of the response to Omicron. You can find more
information about what that means [3]here.  




To get your COVID-19 vaccination head
to [4] or to the [5]Healthpoint website to
find a vaccination site near you.


For help with My Vaccine Pass you can call 0800 222 478 or head
to [6] to get it online.

Managed Isolation

The Government has announced its 5-step plan to re-open New Zealand
borders, commencing 27 February. Please carefully read the
steps [7]here as you may not be required to enter MIQ depending on the
date and location you wish to travel from, and visa requirements.


Anyone with queries regarding MIQ should contact +64 4 931 5720 if you’re
overseas (rates will apply) or 0800 476 647 if you’re in New Zealand.

You can also submit an enquiry via the [8]MIQ website.


Anyone with queries about changes to flights should
email [9][email address] with a copy of their original flight
ticket and their voucher, and details of the new flight number. This email
is monitored 24/7.

MIQ will continue to process [10]Emergency
Allocation and [11]Exemption requests. If you require an update on an
existing application then you can view the live status of your application
via the MIQ customer portal at any time.

Future room releases will be announced on the MIQ website and social media

COVID-19 Protection Framework


If you have questions about the traffic light system, you can [12]make an
enquiry here.    

We appreciate your patience. 

Thanks again.
Authorised by Chris Hipkins MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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Chris Hipkins

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Dear Christina,

Please find attached a response from Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for COVID-19 Response, to your request under the Official Information Act 1982.


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

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