08 May 2020 – Ministry of health reviews requests for exemptions that were previously declined

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice, Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Reviews
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Director General Health / ministry officials

Overview: Ministry of health reviews requests declined for exemptions from quarantine in light of high court decision
Full details here: https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/news-items/statement-exemption-reviews

Type of Justification: In light of court decision to grant exemption, the ministry reviewed its decisions in other cases
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other
Evidence/Justification: The applications were all reviewed by a separate team based in the National Crisis Management Centre. When applying the same process used by the Ministry of Health, this team reached the same conclusions as the original decisions