Public Health (COVID-19) Amendment Regulations 2021 SRO. 50

Public Health (COVID-19) Amendment Regulations 2021 SRO. 50
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
1. Citation
2. Amendment of regulation 6 of principal Regulations
3. Repeal of regulation 6A of principal Regulations
4. Amendment of regulation 7 of principal Regulations
5. Repeal of regulation 7A of principal Regulations
6. Amendment of regulation 9 of principal Regulations

GRENADA
STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS NO. 50 OF 2021

The Minister in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 60 of the Public Health Act, Chapter 263 hereby makes the following Regulations–

(Gazetted 29th October, 2021).

1. Citation. These Regulations may be cited as the
PUBLIC HEALTH (COVID-19) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2021,

and shall be read as one with the Public Health (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020, SRO No. 59 of 2020 hereinafter referred to as the “principal Regulations”.

2. Amendment of regulation 6 of principal Regulations.— Regulation 6 of the principal Regulations is amended by repealing subregulations (1) and (1A) and substituting therefor the following new subregulation–
“(1) All businesses, establishments and offices may commence, continue or resume their business operations, except the businesses, establishments and offices as may be prescribed from time to time by Order by the Minister.”.

3. Repeal of regulation 6A of principal Regulations. The principal Regulations are amended by repealing regulation 6A.

4. Amendment of regulation 7 of principal Regulations. The principal Regulations are amended by repealing regulation 7 and substituting therefor the following new regulation–

    “7. Restriction on events or gatherings.— (1) A person may host or attend–
(a) any event or gathering of any description hosting no more than seventy-five persons, if the venue can accommodate the number of persons, in compliance with the physical distancing protocol in accordance with regulation 5;
(b) a funeral hosting no more than the number of persons that the venue can accommodate in compliance with the physical distancing protocol in regulation 5; or
   (c) a wedding hosting no more than the number of persons that the venue can accommodate in compliance with the physical distancing protocol in regulation 5.

(2) The Minister may, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer, for the purpose of–
(a) preventing, protecting against, delaying or otherwise controlling the incidence or transmission of coronavirus; or
(b) facilitating the most appropriate deployment of medical or emergency personnel and resources, by Order published in the Gazette prohibit, or impose requirements or restrictions in relation to, the holding of an event or gathering.

(3) An Order under subregulation (2) may be made in respect of–
(a) a specified event or gathering; or
(b) events or gatherings of a specified description.

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(4) An Order under subregulation (2) may only have the effect of imposing prohibitions, requirements or restrictions on–
(a) the owner or occupier of premises for an event or gathering to which the Order relates;
(b) the organiser or promoter of such an event or gathering.

(5) An Order under subregulation (2) may, among other things, impose requirements about informing persons who may be planning to attend an event or gathering of its prohibition or any requirements or restrictions imposed in relation to the holding of it.

(6) An Order under subregulation (2) may grant exemption from the application of specified provisions of these Regulations, if the Minister in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer is satisfied that the risk is mitigated.

(7) For the purposes of subregulation (3), events or gatherings may be described–
(a) by reference to a number of people attending the event or gathering;
(b) by reference to a requirement for medical or emergency services to attend the event or gathering; or
(c) in any other way.

(8) The Minister may vary or revoke to any extent an Order made under subregulation (1) in the same manner as the Order was made.”.

5. Repeal of regulation 7A of principal Regulations. The principal Regulations are amended by repealing regulation 7A.

6. Amendment of regulation 9 of principal Regulations. The principal Regulations are amended by repealing regulation 9 and substituting therefor the following new regulation–

      “9. Power to impose restrictions on travel in motor vehicles.—(1)
The Minister may, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer, for the purpose of–
(a) preventing, protecting against, delaying or otherwise controlling the incidence or transmission of coronavirus or COVID-19; or
(b) facilitating the most appropriate deployment of medical or emergency personnel and resources, by Order published in the Gazette, impose prohibitions, requirements or restrictions in relation to travel in motor vehicles and the operation of motor omnibuses, hiring cars and taxis.

(2) The Minister may vary or revoke to any extent an Order made under subregulation (1) in the same manner as the Order was made.”.

Made by the Minister this 29th day of October, 2021.

NICKOLAS STEELE
Minister with responsibility for Health

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