Seeking agreement to sign the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Order to allow people who entered MIQ from Samoa, Tonga, Tokelau or Vanuatu before 8 November 2021 to leave MIQ early provided they: meet the low risk indicators and have not been in any country other than New Zealand, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga or Vanuatu in the 14 days prior to 8 November 2021.
Sets out the initial results of a desktop review that assessed the suitability of current Managed Isolation and Quarantine Facilities against a set of agreed criteria following initial advice on options to strengthen transmission risk management in MIQFS.
To advise of the costs involved in funding accommodation, food and transport for Air New Zealand air-crew self-isolating in hotels after travelling on higher-risk routes, seek agreement to funding these costs from the MBIE MIQ appropriation on an interim basis.
To outline potential impacts for MIQ with specific regard to the Government's Major Events Fund portfolio over the next 12 months, and to seek agreement that the Rugby World Cup 2021 is the priority MEF portfolio event to focus on.
This briefing seeks approval from the Ministers of Finance and Health to write-off the Crown debt associated with uncollected MIQ fees debt. It also advises on the impact of MIQ's debt collection activity within MBIE with the National Quarantine Capability appropriation shifting to the health system.