List of advice received as Minister for COVID-19 Response

Harold made this Official Information request to Chris Hipkins

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From: Harold

Dear Office of Chris Hipkins,

This is a request for information relating to the minister’s role as Minister for the COVID-19 Response.

Since the establishment of the COVID-19 ministerial portfolio following the last election it has been the habit of the government to proactively release lists of the advice the minister has received from the agencies involved in the response. These lists have been published on two pages on the Ministry of Health and Unite Against COVID-19 websites:

https://www.health.govt.nz/about-ministr...
https://covid19.govt.nz/about-our-covid-...

Unfortunately, this routine seems to have fallen by the wayside, and it has now been more than 5 months since these lists were updated.

I would therefore like to request:

1) Dated since the beginning of December 2021, a list of all advice received by the minister for his COVID-19 portfolio from the Ministry of Health
2) Dated since the beginning of November 2021, a list of all advice received by the minister for his COVID-19 portfolio from all other agencies

If there is in fact a plan to proactively release this information, I hope that your office will follow best practice set out by the Ombudsman and provide the dates that this proactive release is scheduled to occur.

Yours faithfully,

Harold

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From: C Hipkins (MIN)
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]covid19.govt.nz

For information on testing go
to [2]https://covid19.govt.nz/testing-and-trac...

You can also call Healthline free on 0800 611 116 for health advice and
information at any time.

 

Vaccination

To get your COVID-19 vaccination head
to [3]bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz or to the [4]Healthpoint website to
find a vaccination site near you.  

Getting your booster is as important as ever. Even if you aren’t due yours
yet, book it in now at the website above.

COVID-19 Protection Framework

The COVID-19 Protection Framework has been simplified. For information
about what to do at Orange go
to: [5]https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/l...

If you have questions about the traffic light system, you can [6]make an
enquiry here.    

 

We appreciate your patience. 

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

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1. https://covid19.govt.nz/
2. https://covid19.govt.nz/testing-and-trac...
3. https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/
4. https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19-v...
5. https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/l...
6. https://covid19.govt.nz/about-this-site/...

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