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Legal Notice 116 of 2021

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
(COVID-19)(CONTROL MEASURES)(NO. 20)
REGULATIONS 2021

(Legal Notice 116 of 2021)

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

 

  1. Citation and commencement
  2. Interpretation
  3. Regulation 4 amended
  4. Regulation 4A inserted
  5. Regulation 7 amended
  6. Regulation 7A inserted
  7. Regulation 20 amended
  8. Schedule 2 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) (Control Measures) Amendment) (No. 20) Regulations 2021 and shall, unless otherwise specifically provided in these Regulations, come into operation on 1 September 2021.

Interpretation

2. In these Regulations “principal Regulations” means the Public and Environmental Health (COVID-19) (Control Measures) Regulations 2021.

Regulation 4 amended

3. Regulation 4(1) of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting paragraph (b)(ii) and substituting—

“(ii)in a bar, nightclub or discotheque shall not, at any one time, exceed 50 percent of the indoors occupancy capacity based on the square footage as verified by the Public and Environmental Health Department.”.

Regulation 4A inserted

4. The principal Regulations are amended by inserting after regulation 4 the following regulation—

“Patrons of bars, nightclubs etc. to show proof of vaccination

4A (1) The owner or operator of a bar, nightclub or discotheque, as the case may be, shall ensure that only patrons who are fully vaccinated are permitted to enter their place of business and that those patrons have in their possession an official identification document and proof of COVID-19 vaccination (i.e. their vaccination record issued by the country’s health authority that administered the COVID-19 vaccine e.g. vaccination card) which they shall produce when requested to do so by the owner, operator, police officer or any person authorised by the Ministry of Health.

(2) The owner or operator of a bar, nightclub or discotheque shall—

(a) verify the identity and vaccination status of a patron seeking entry to his place of business by examining the identification document and vaccination record of the patron and the name, and date of birth on the vaccination record must match the patron’s identification document;

(b) in order to facilitate contact tracing, maintain a logbook in accordance with regulation 10 and shall submit the logbook to the Ministry of Health every Monday of each week.

(3) For the purpose of this regulation a person is considered to be “fully vaccinated”—

(a) two weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series; or

(b) two weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

(4) In this regulation “official identification document” means identification which bears a photograph of the person, his date of birth and a holographic mark and includes—

(a) a valid driver’s licence;

(b) a valid passport; or

(c) other valid government issued identification.”.

Regulation 7 amended

5. Regulation 7 of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting regulation (1) and substituting—

“(1) Except as provided in subregulations (2), (3) and (5), from 1 September 2021 to 31 October 2021, no person shall host or attend any gathering or social activity (whether private or public), including on public beaches, of more than 50 persons unless a permit is obtained from the Chief Medical Officer or the Chief Environmental Health Officer.”.

Regulation 7A inserted

6. The principal Regulations are amended by inserting after regulation 7 the following regulation—

“Requirement for event attendance tracker

7A.(1) From 14 September 2021, an event attendance tracker (manual or electronic) shall be required for all events to enable the person hosting the event or the proprietor of the establishment o, upon request, give an accurate count of the number of persons at the event at any given time.

(2) For the purpose of this regulation “event” means a social gathering or social activity such as a party, karaoke, music festival, house party, banquet, ball, dance etc., happening at any place, including a hotel, bar or restaurant.”.

Regulations 20 amended

7. Regulation 20(1) of the principal Regulations is amended—

(a) by inserting after paragraph (a) the following paragraph— “(ab) regulation 4A;”; and

(b) by inserting after paragraph (d) the following paragraph—“(da) regulation 7A;”.

Schedule 2 amended

8. Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations is amended by inserting in the correct place the following—

OFFENCE REGULATION FINE
Failure to comply with requirement to ensure that only patrons who are fully vaccinated are permitted to enter place of business (bar, nightclub, discotheque) 4A $5,000
Failure to comply with requirement for event attendance tracker 7A

In the case of a
business $5,000

In the case of a
private residence
$1,000.



MADE this 31st day of August 2021.

 

 

 

NIGEL DAKINGOVERNOR

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This Note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the principal Regulations to extend certain measures 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.