Information associated with decisions on a new approach for managing COVID-19

Publication date: 11 November 2022

It is important to note that these documents reflect current information at a particular point in time, during a rapidly evolving global situation. For the most updated information on COVID-19, please refer to the following sources:

The Memo 'Public Health Risk Assessment of COVID-19 Mandated Response Measures - 17 August 2022' informed the Cabinet paper 'Future of the COVID-19 Protection Framework and Moving to the New Approach'. This Cabinet paper will soon be published on DPMC's website at:

The briefing 'Required order changes to support the shift to a new approach for managing COVID-19' sought agreement to implement the changes agreed to by Cabinet and the Minister for COVID-19 Response.

Please note some information has been withheld under the following sections of the Official Information Act 1982:

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