Regulations and Notice

Legal Notice 95 of 2020

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
(COVID-19)(CONTROL MEASURES)(NO. 2)(AMENDMENT)
REGULATIONS 2020

(Legal Notice 95 of 2020)

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

REGULATION

  1. Citation and commencement
  2. Interpretation
  3. Regulation 4 amended
  4. Regulation 5 substituted
  5. Regulation 8 amended
  6. Regulation 12 amended
  7. Regulation 13 amended
  8. Regulation 14 amended

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

Citation, commencement and expiry

  1. These Regulations may be cited as the Public and Environmental Health (COVID-19)(Control Measures)(No. 2)(Amendment) Regulations 2020 and shall come into operation on 15 September 2020.

Interpretation

     2. In these Regulations “principal Regulations” means the Public and Environmental Health (COVID-19)(Control Measures)(No. 2) Regulations

Regulation 4 amended

  1.  “(1)A curfew is imposed—
    • on the Islands of Grand Turk and South Caicos from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. every night starting from 15 September 2020 until 5:00 a.m. on 30 September 2020; and
    • on all the other islands from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00

    a.m. every night starting from 15 September 2020 until 5:00 a.m. on 30 September 2020.

    • in subregulation (2) by inserting after paragraph
    • the following paragraph—

    (d) persons arriving on international flights.”;


    • in subregulation (3) by inserting after paragraph (t)

    the following paragraphs—

    “(u) persons working at a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) or an airport, with approval from the relevant authorities (Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority or Civil Aviation Authority);

    • prearranged taxi drivers picking up persons arriving on international flights, with the written approval of the Fixed Base Operator (FBO);
    • night auditors;
    workers at large supermarkets with an established pattern of overnight shift work to facilitate restocking and sanitising.”.Regulation 4 of the principal Regulations is amended—
    • by deleting subregulation (1) and substituting the following—

Regulation 5 substituted

      4. The principal Regulations are amended by deleting regulation 5 and substituting the following—

“Restriction on businesses

  1. From 15 September 2020 to 30 September 2020—
    • businesses on the islands of Grand Turk and South Caicos shall suspend operations to the general public at 5:00 m.;
    • businesses on all the other islands shall suspend operations to the general public at 7:00 p.m.; and

(b) the number of customers that may be permitted in  a bar or restaurant at any one time shall not exceed ten.”.

Regulation 8 amended

        5. Regulation 8 of the principal Regulations is amended in subregulations (1) and (2) by deleting “15 September 2020” and substituting “30 September 2020”.

Regulation 12 amended

        6. Regulation 12 of the principal Regulations is amended—

  • in subregulation (1) by deleting “15 September 2020” and substituting “30 September 2020”;
  • by inserting after subregulation (3) the following regulation—

“(4) Travel by construction workers for  construction project work, with the written approval of the Permanent Secretary, Infrastructure following approval of the Chief Medical Officer shall be considered essential travel:

Provided that measures as may be approved by the Ministry are put in place.”.

Regulation 13 amended

       7. Regulation 8 of the principal Regulations is amended in subregulations (1) and (2) by deleting “15 September 2020” and substituting “30 September 2020”.

Provided that such funeral services shall be held outdoors.

Regulation 14 amended

       8. Regulation 14 of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting “15 September 2020” and substituting “30 September 2020”.

          (2) No summer camp shall be permitted to operate until 15 September 2020.



 

MADE this 12th day of September 2020.

 

 

NIGEL DAKIN
GOVERNOR

 

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This Note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the principal Regulations to extend the measures in place considered necessary to prevent, control and control the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the Islands. The amendments:
  • extend the night time curfew to 30 September 2020 as follows—
    • on the Islands of Grand Turk and South Caicos from 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. every night starting from 15 September 2020 until 5:00 a.m. on 30 September 2020; and
    • on all the other islands from 8:00 m. to 5:00 a.m. every night starting from 15 September 2020 until 5:00 a.m. on 30 September 2020;
  • exempt passengers arriving in the Islands after the curfew, prearranged taxi drivers picking up arriving passengers and persons working at an FBO or airport working with approval from the relevant authorities (TCIAA or CAA) from the curfew requirement;
  • extend certain restrictions on businesses to 30 September 2020 as follows—
    • businesses on the islands of Grand Turk and South Caicos must suspend operations to the general public at 5:00 p.m.;
    • businesses on all the other islands must suspend operations to the general public at 7:00 p.m.; and
    • the number of customers that may be permitted in a bar or restaurant at any one time shall not exceed ”;
  • extend the restriction on public gathering and social activities to 30 September 2020;
  • extend the restriction on domestic travel to 30 September 2020;
  • include construction workers travelling for the purposes of construction projects as essential travel;
  • extend the restriction on public beaches to 30 September 2020

 

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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.