Infection prevention and control audits of managed isolation and quarantine facilities

Publication date: 13 May 2021

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits into infection prevention and control (IPC) at the managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) facilities around New Zealand.

MIQ facilities are an important part of our border measures to keep COVID-19 out of the community. It’s critical to the health of the country that MIQ facilities are well-maintained and any infection brought in by people entering New Zealand cannot spread into the community.

IPC requirements for all MIQFs are documented in a nationwide Operations Framework, which all facilities must adhere to unless there are specific local circumstances to take into account. The Operations Framework is supported by detailed IPC Standard Operating Procedures.

Audits are ongoing.

Audits released in May 2021

Two sets of audits were released in May 2021. These were for audits conducted from December 2020 to February 2021, and from February to April 2021.

The majority of recommendations for improvement in both audits have been addressed.

You can see the respective audit results and two reports to the Minister below.

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Audits released in December 2020

Two audits were released in December 2020. The majority of recommendations for improvement in both audits were addressed within two weeks of the findings.

You can see the table of audit results and two reports to the Minister below.

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