19 June 2020 – Minister Woods to oversee isolation and quarantine facilities

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health, Civil Defence
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Listening to scientists or health/other experts
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister for Housing

Overview: Housing Minister Megan Woods is taking charge of the managed isolation and quarantine of returning New Zealanders, after a series of failures.
Full details here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/419375/housing-minister-megan-woods-to-oversee-managed-isolation-and-quarantine-facilities

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat, Following a failure of the managed isolation system
Source of Evidence or Justification: testing showed infection in two people granted early release on compassionate grounds
Evidence/Justification: PM cited the early release of two people later found to have Covid 19 as indication of the failure of the system