May 07, 2020
Law will set rules for Alert Level 2
The Government will remove any uncertainty over the legality of COVID-19 restrictions by introducing a new law providing a legal framework for Alert Level 2.
Attorney-General David Parker says the Bill will be introduced and debated next week.
The changes will ensure that controls on gatherings of people and physical distancing are still enforceable.
So far enforceability has relied on the Epidemic Notice, the Health Act and the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act.
He denied there was any gap in the enforcement powers under the notices issued under Level 3 and Level 4, which is something Simon Bridges’ Epidemic Response Committee intends to probe next week.
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