"Late last night the widely anticipated “No Jab, No Job” Order was finally gazetted and circulated. (Two and half weeks after the first announcement from the podium.)"

From Voices for Freedom & posted at the NZ Health Forum (Facebook page)

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"The timing sure is ironic isn't it? A Labour government bringing in new mandates threatening the livelihoods of its core workforce of educators, health care professionals and prison workers on a Labour weekend - coming into force on Labour Day no less…

That said, upon close examination of the amending Order, there's an unannounced addition: an exemption. The government must have been so excited that it forgot share any details of it in any of its numerous press conferences - including yesterday!

It appears the exemption is broad and low level and could be a game changer. We are speaking further with legal counsel to clarify our interpretation, see below for more details.

In any event, the government has clearly caved to pressure from you. As well as adding an exemption, it's extended the jab timeframe.

The date is no longer 30 October. The new key date is 15 November. So you have three weeks from now to obtain an exemption, get your first jab or otherwise negotiate with your employer.

We understand that there is a lot of information to take in. So we will run a special webinar specifically to discuss this amendment order at 12:30pm, Monday. If you are not able to make this webinar we have another one already scheduled to cover this and other aspects of “no jab, no job” employment matters on Tuesday at 8pm. Register for the 8pm Tuesday employment webinar here.

Disclaimer: The following analysis of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 has been undertaken under urgency and is provided for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal or medical advice. To view the legislation in full you can see the Order here and the amending Order here.

COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Amendment Order (No 3) 2021

SUMMARY There is a new order (it comes into force at 11.59 pm this Monday 25 October 2021).

  1. It amends the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 (the principal order), requiring persons belonging to specified groups (affected persons) who carry out certain work to be vaccinated.
  2. Previously these specified persons were limited to front line border workers (port, airline, and MIQ).
  3. It now specifies three additional groups to be vaccinated: education, healthcare and prisons.
  4. But it now allows a mandated worker to obtain an exemption where it is inappropriate for that person to be vaccinated (exemptions have only been available before now in very limited and extreme circumstances whereas this new exemption is broad).
  5. A vaccination register has to be kept by employers of those falling within the mandate/s (to indicate whether they have had the jab, not had jab or are exempt).




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