The Ministry of Health is fining $16 border workers for not getting tested, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.
Hipkins said the employees will keep their jobs and it's his understanding they are not Government employees and do not work at managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) facilities.
"Today the Ministry of Health is issuing 16 infringement notices for $300 fines to border workers who have not complied with testing under schedule two of the required testing order," he said.
"Those infringement notices will be emailed or posted to those people.
"Prior to the infringement notices being sent, many attempts have been made by the ministry to contact these workers to provide them with support and assistance to comply with the required testing order, including being provided with testing opportunities, providing reminders, and giving them a formal warning.
"Those who have not complied with those requests, 16 of them are now being fined, and I expect there will be more of those if there continue to be people who are not tested as they are required to be."