16 June 2020 – All compassionate exemptions from isolation/quarantine suspended

Type of Intervention: Regulation, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: DG Health, Minister Health

Overview: Minister of Health suspends all compassionate exemptions from full quarantine due to mishandling of two cases who were released early and later found to have Covid-19
Full details here: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/compassionate-exemptions-temporarily-suspended

Type of Justification: Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Positive test result, informal review of procedures and criteria for release