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COVID-19 legislation

Page last updated 19 November 2020

A collection of legislation produced in response to COVID-19. This includes legislation that is no longer in force. View individual documents to confirm their current status.

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New
Acts
Legislative Instruments
Gazette notices drafted by Parliamentary Counsel Office
Other notices and resources

New

Legislation enacted or made since 26 October 2020:

TitleDate
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 18 November 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 16 November 2020
COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-Track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 9 November 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order 2020 30 October 2020

Acts

TitleDate of assent
COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 13 May 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Act 2020 6 August 2020
COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 8 July 2020
COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020 15 May 2020
COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Act (No 2) 2020 6 August 2020
COVID-19 Response (Requirements For Entities—Modifications and Exemptions) Act 2020 15 May 2020
COVID-19 Response (Taxation and Other Regulatory Urgent Measures) Act 2020 30 April 2020
COVID-19 Response (Taxation and Social Assistance Urgent Measures) Act 2020 25 March 2020
COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020 25 March 2020
Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Act 2020 15 May 2020
Imprest Supply (Third for 2019/20) Act 2020 25 March 2020
Overseas Investment (Urgent Measures) Amendment Act 2020 2 June 2020
Remuneration Authority (COVID-19 Measures) Amendment Act 2020 15 May 2020
Social Security (COVID-19 Income Relief Payment to be Income) Amendment Act 2020 2 June 2020

Legislative Instruments

TitleDate made
Contract and Commercial Law (COVID-19—Extension of Modification Relating to Powers of Attorney) Order 2020 21 September 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order 2020 20 June 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) 2020 4 September 2020 
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Order (No 2) Amendment Order 2020 30 October 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border) Amendment Order 2020 10 July 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border and Isolation and Quarantine) Amendment Order 2020 18 September 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Air Border, Isolation and Quarantine, and Required Testing) Amendment Order 2020 2 October 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Order 2020 13 May 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Amendment Order 2020 27 May 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level 2) Order Revocation Order 2020 8 June 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Levels 3 and 2) Order 2020 12 August 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Levels 3 and 2) Order (No 2) 2020 20 August 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Order 2020 28 August 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Amendment Order 2020 18 September 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 21 September 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 5 October 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Alert Level Requirements) Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 16 November 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Order 2020 14 August 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (COVID-19 Testing) Amendment Order 2020 17 August 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Election and Referendums) Order 2020 30 September 2020 
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation and Quarantine) Order 2020 4 September 2020 
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Managed Isolation and Quarantine Charges) Regulations 2020 10 August 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Maritime Border) Order 2020 26 June 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Maritime Border) Order (No 2) 2020 4 September 2020 
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Order 2020 27 August 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Amendment Order 2020 4 September 2020 
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 11 September 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 18 November 2020
COVID-19 Public Health Response (Security of Managed Isolation and Quarantine Facilities) Order 2020 20 August 2020
COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Order 2020 21 September 2020
COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 5 October 2020
COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-Track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 9 November 2020
COVID-19 Response (Requirements For Entities—Modifications and Exemptions) (Extension) Order 2020 21 September 2020
Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance (Exemptions For COVID-19) Amendment Regulations 2020 31 March 2020
Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance (Exemptions for COVID-19) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2020 11 May 2020
Customs and Excise (Refunds and Remissions) Amendment Regulations 2020 25 May 2020
Education (Early Childhood Services) Amendment Regulations 2020 21 April 2020
Electoral Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2020 27 July 2020
Electoral Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2020  24 August 2020
Electoral Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2020 7 September 2020
Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19—Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Act 2017—Term of Appointments to Te Pou Tupua) Immediate Modification Order 2020 24 August 2020
Epidemic Preparedness (Customs and Excise Act 2018—Appeals) Immediate Modification Order 2020 4 May 2020
Epidemic Preparedness (Employment Relations Act 2000—Collective Bargaining) Immediate Modification Order 2020 14 April 2020
Epidemic Preparedness (Local Government Act 2002) Immediate Modification Order 2020 9 April 2020
Epidemic Preparedness (Oaths and Declarations Act 1957) Immediate Modification Order 2020 16 April 2020
Epidemic Preparedness (Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988—Enduring Powers of Attorney) Immediate Modification Order 2020 23 April 2020
Epidemic Preparedness (Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012—Licence Application Inquiries) Immediate Modification Order 2020 16 April 2020
Epidemic Preparedness (Social Security Act 2018—Temporary Additional Support) Immediate Modification Order 2020 26 March 2020
Epidemic Preparedness (Wills Act 2007—Signing and Witnessing of Wills) Immediate Modification Order 2020 16 April 2020
Family Court (Emergency) Amendment Rules 2020 2 June 2020
Financial Advisers (Custodian Assurance Engagement Relief—COVID-19) Exemption Notice 2020 23 April 2020
Financial Advisers (Non-NZX Brokers—Client Money) Exemption Amendment Notice 2020 27 August 2020
Financial Markets Conduct (Financial Reporting and Other Relief—COVID-19) Exemption Notice 2020 23 April 2020
Fire and Emergency New Zealand (COVID-19—Fire Safety, Evacuation Procedures, and Evacuation Schemes) Amendment Regulations 2020 18 May 2020
Food (Exemption from Compliance with Verification Requirements) Regulations 2020 18 May 2020
Food (Exemption from Compliance with Verification Requirements) Amendment Regulations 2020 7 September 2020
Goods and Services Tax (Grants and Subsidies) Amendment Order 2020 23 March 2020
Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Order 2020 24 April 2020
Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order 2020 29 April 2020
Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 8 May 2020
Health Act (COVID-19 Alert Level 3) Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 11 May 2020
High Court (COVID-19 Preparedness) Amendment Rules 2020 9 April 2020
Immigration (Carriers' Information Obligations) Amendment Regulations 2020 3 February 2020
Immigration (Carriers' Information Obligations) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2020 16 March 2020
Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations 2020 16 March 2020
Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment (COVID-19—Applications and Fees) Regulations 2020 27 July 2020
Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment (COVID-19—Applications and Fees) Regulations (No 2) 2020 5 October 2020
Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order 2020 28 January 2020
Infectious and Notifiable Diseases Order (No 2) 2020 9 March 2020
Land Transport (Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing) (COVID-19—Extension of Duration of Motor Vehicle Licences) Amendment Regulations 2020 7 April 2020
Local Government Members (Temporary Reduction—COVID-19) Determination 2020 16 June 2020
Local Government Members (Temporary Reduction—COVID-19) Amendment Determination 2020 29 June 2020
Local Government Members (Temporary Reduction—COVID-19) Amendment Determination (No 2) 2020 14 July 2020
New Zealand Business Number (Organisation Parts Data) Order 2020 11 May 2020
Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances (Temporary Reduction—COVID-19) Determination 2020 9 June 2020
Public and Community Housing Management (Prescribed Elements of Calculation Mechanism) (COVID-19 Income Relief Payment to be Income) Amendment Regulations 2020 25 May 2020
Residential Tenancies (Healthy Homes Standards) Amendment Regulations 2020 2 June 2020
Social Security (COVID-19—Childcare Assistance) Amendment Regulations 2020 24 August 2020
Social Security (COVID-19—Exemption from Stand Down) Amendment Regulations 2020 8 June 2020
Social Security (COVID-19 Increase to Rates of Orphan's Benefit and Unsupported Child's Benefit) Order 2020 22 June 2020
Social Security (COVID-19 Recovery—Exemption from Stand Down, and Expiry and Regrant of Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2020 3 August 2020
Social Security (COVID-19—Temporary Additional Support and Expiry and Regrant of Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2020 26 March 2020
Social Security (Exemption from Stand Down—Coronavirus COVID-19) Amendment Regulations 2020 9 March 2020
Social Security (Rates of Benefits and Allowances) (COVID-19 Recovery Package) Amendment Order 2020 23 March 2020
Takeovers Code (Facilitation of Capital Raising in Response to COVID-19) Exemption Notice 2020 8 April 2020
Takeovers Code (Facilitation of Capital Raising in Response to COVID-19) Exemption Amendment Notice 2020 20 October 2020

Gazette notices drafted by Parliamentary Counsel Office

TitleDate gazetted
Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19) Notice 2020 24 March 2020
Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19) Notice 2020 Renewal Notice 2020 23 June 2020
Epidemic Preparedness (Epidemic Management—COVID-19) Notice 2020 24 March 2020
Epidemic Preparedness (Epidemic Management—COVID-19) Notice (No. 2) 2020 24 June 2020
Epidemic Preparedness (Epidemic Management—COVID-19—Parole Act 2002 and Sentencing Act 2002) Notice 2020 30 March 2020

Other notices and resources

For a complete list of COVID-19 notices that have been gazetted, see gazette.govt.nz.

See also Legislation and key documents on covid19.govt.nz.

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