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Legal Notice 155 of 2021

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
(COVID-19 PANDEMIC)(AMENDMENT)(NO. 9)
REGULATIONS 2021

(Legal Notice 155 of 2021)

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

 

  1. Citation and commencement
  2. Interpretation
  3. Regulation 1 amended

MADE by the Acting Governor under section 62(1) of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance for giving effect to any recommendations made by the Public and Environmental Health Board.

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Public and Environmental Health (COVID-19 Pandemic)(Amendment)(No. 9) Regulations 2021 and shall come into operation on publication in the Gazette.

Interpretation

2. In these Regulations “principal Regulations” means the Public and Environmental Health (COVID-19 Pandemic) Regulations 2020.

Regulation 1 amended

3. The principal Regulations are amended in regulation 1 by deleting the words “30 November 2021” and substituting “28 February 2022”.

 

 

 

MADE this 25th day of November 2021.

 

 

ANYA WILLIAMS
ACTING GOVERNOR

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This Note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the regulations 1 of principal Regulations so that the Regulations will expire on 28 February 2022 thereby extending certain measures (such as requirement to wear a face mask) considered necessary to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the Islands.

 

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Ordinance

Ordinance 21 of 2020

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
(AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE
2020

(Ordiannce 21 of 2020)

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

REGULATION

  1. Short title and commencement
  2. Section 10 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended
  3. Section 11 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended
  4. Section 12 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended
  5. Section 13 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended
  6. Section 16 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended
  7. Section 17 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended
  8. Section 18 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended
  9. Section 62 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended
  10. Emergency Powers (COVID-19)(No. 5) Regulations 2020 repealed

Assent................................................................ 20th August 2020

Publication in Gazette........................................ 21st August 2020

Commencement............................. n accordance with section 1

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ORDINANCE AND MATTERS INCIDENTAL THERETO.

ENACTED by the Legislature of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Short title and commencement

  1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Public and Environmental Health (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 and shall come into operation on publication in the Gazette.
Section 10 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended
  1. Section 10 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance is amended-
  1. by inserting after subsection (3) the following—

“(3A) Where a notice has been issued under subsection (1) to cleanse or disinfect any premises, the health officer may—

  • specify further reasonable measures which the owner or occupier of the premises is required to take in order to prevent, decrease, control or eliminate the spread of the infectious disease and the owner or occupier shall comply with the measures within the period of time specified;
  • order the immediate cessation of use of the premises or part of a premises upon a determination being made that its continued use would create a risk to the spread of the infectious disease and any owner or occupier so ordered under this paragraph to cease use of any premises shall not resume use of such premises until a health officer determines that the conditions which necessitated the issuance of the cessation order have ceased to exist”;
      b. in subsection (4)—
  1. by inserting after the words “subsection (3)” the words “or (3A)”;
  2. by repealing “$100” and substituting “$3,000”.

Section 11 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended

3. Section 11 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance is amended by repealing the words “$500 or a term of imprisonment of 3 months or both” and substituting “$5,000 or to a term of imprisonment for 6 months or both”.

Section 12 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended

4. Section 12 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance is amended in paragraph (b) by repealing “$1,000” and substituting “$5,000”.

Section 13 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended

5. Section 13 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance is amended in subsection (3) by repealing “$1,000” and substituting “$5,000”.

Section 16 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended

6. Section 16 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance is amended in subsection (3) by repealing “$250” and substituting “$1,000”.

Section 17 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended

7. Section 17 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance is amended in subsection (3) by repealing “$250” and substituting “$1,000”.

Section 18 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended

8. Section 18 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance is amended by repealing “$250” and substituting “$1,000”.

Section 62 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance amended

9. Section 62 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance is amended—

  • in subsection (1) by repealing paragraph (a) and substituting the following—

(a) the imposition of restrictions on public gatherings, including the use of schools, churches and places of entertainment or refreshment, and on the movements of persons or vehicles for the purpose of preventing, reducing or mitigating the spread of any epidemic or infectious disease in the whole or any part of the Islands.”;

  • in subsection (3) by repealing “$2,000” and substituting “$5,000”.

Emergency Powers (COVID-19)(No. 5) Regulations 2020 repealed

10. (1) The Emergency Powers (COVID-19)(No. 5) Regulations 2020 are repealed.

(2) Any guidelines issued under the Emergency Powers (COVID-19)(No. 5) Regulations 2020 continues in force until amended or replaced by subsequent guidelines.