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COVID-19 testing infringement notices issued to border workers

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The first infringement notices for border workers who have not complied with COVID-19 testing requirements have been issued, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

A total of 18 infringement notices, containing a fine of $300 each, have now been issued to border workers who have not complied with testing for COVID-19 under Schedule 2 of the Required Testing Order. ‘Our border workers are on the frontline of Aotearoa New Zealand’s efforts to keep COVID-19 out of our communities, so it is critical to support this workforce as best we can,’ the Ministry’s Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay says. ‘Border controls are a key tool for stopping the introduction and spread of new cases from overseas and remain central to our elimination

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