20 April 2020 – Ministry of Health commissions review of COVID-19 contract tracing

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Reviews
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: Rapid audit of contact tracing capacity is commissioned by Ministry of Health
Full details here: https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/rapid-audit-contact-tracing-covid-19-new-zealand

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic
Evidence/Justification: The ability to trace contacts rapidly was cited as a condition for reducing lockdown stringency measures. Government needed to know if that ability existed, hence an audit