COVID-19 Act 2020

The COVID-19 Act was passed by Parliament on 25 March 2020. The purpose of the Act is to implement measures to prevent, limit or mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and its effects.

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Description: The COVID-19 Act was passed by Parliament on 25 March 2020. The Act sets out powers for Te Marae Ora to implement measures to protect, limit and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and its effects.

The Act empowers Te Marae Ora and the Minister of Health to issue orders – Ministerial, Isolation, Quarantine, Category – to uphold population health.

Amendments to the COVID-19 Act 2020 were enacted by Parliament on 30 April 2020 and 30 November 2020.

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Patient Referral Policy 2021

Description: This Policy outlines patient referrals processes for urgent medical evacuations domestically (from the Pa Enua to Rarotonga) and internationally (to New Zealand). The Policy