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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Official information request policy

This policy provides the process to requests for official information from a member of the community. The process is designed to guide and assist Te Marae Ora (TMO) to respond to an official information request on any information relating to the role and functions of Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health Cook Islands.

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Food and Nutrition policy for Cook Islands

This document aims to provide environments and settings that support and encourage a healthy diet, in all
population sub-groups and to prevent further increases in overweight and obesity.

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Alcohol policy for Cook Islands

This document aims to create systems and environments that prevent the harmful use of alcohol and the subsequent impacts on health and safety, social harmony, and productivity; and to reduce the related burden on healthcare systems and law enforcement.