Lockdown justified but not lawful

19 August 2020

Birthright notes the finding today from the High Court that whilst the March-May lockdown was justified, it wasn't lawful for part of it.  Birthright strongly supported taking all measures to contain Covid-19 but acknowledges that it was not easy for some families to be confined to their homes during this lockdown.  

Any future restrictions will need to be further looked at to ensure that they comply with the law.  In the meantime, we hope every New Zealander and the government will continue to take every measure to protect against more outbreaks of Covid particularly to protect those who are most vulnerable.  

Read the Stuff news article - First nine days of lockdown justified but unlawful, court finds.