Strategic COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Group

To ensure our ongoing response to COVID-19 is informed by the best available expert advice, the Minister for COVID-19 Response has established the Strategic COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Group.

Purpose of the group

The purpose of the group is to provide independent advice on our ongoing COVID-19 response informed by their expertise in epidemiology, infectious diseases, public health, and modelling.

Membership

  • Sir David Skegg, Chair 
  • Associate Prof Nikki Turner, Member
  • Prof Philip Hill, Member
  • Dr Maia Brewerton, Member
  • Prof David Murdoch, Member
  • Dr Ella Iosua, Member
  • Rodney Jones, Special Advisor
  • Professor Shaun Hendy, Special Advisor

Dr Ian Town is an Observer of the Group.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference outline the purpose and scope of the Strategic COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Group.

Read Terms of Reference [PDF, 159 KB]

The Strategic COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Group's advice to Minister Verrall

The group has provided Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall, Associate Minister of Health (Public Health), their advice about the future of the elimination strategy and the phased re-opening of borders. 

Read the group's advice to Minister Verrall [PDF, 312 KB]

Published at 5am on Wednesday 11 August 2021.