“According to the legislation at the time in 2021, there were operational exemptions available for those who were not getting vaccinated against Covid 19. Your website outlines the process of applying for an operating exemption under clause 12a. How many requests were received? How many were approved by the ministry?”
Matt Hannant, Interim Director, Prevention, National Public Health Service, Te Whatu Ora replied:
“From 13 November 2021 to 26 September 2022, a total of 478 applications for Significant Service Disruption exemption (SSD) were received. 103 applications were granted, covering approximately 11,005 workers. Please note that it is not possible to provide the exact number of workers that were covered by SSDs. This is because it was possible for an organisation to submit an application to cover more than one worker.”
I’d be more interested to know what happened to the 10 million doses Donnelly proudly announced he’d purchased at the height of the booster madness - how many delivered, unused, and paid for? Same year we’re told HSE budget massively “overshot”.