Amended regulations released for retail businesses to operate Monday to Sunday

Amended regulations released for retail businesses to operate Monday to Sunday

The Ministry of Health has officially authorised that all Retail Business Establishments will operate, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, Monday through Sunday.

In a statement on the amended state of emergency regulations to allow for retail business operations from Monday, the Ministry said:

“Pursuant to Regulation 3(10)(ao) of the Emergency Powers (No. 2) Regulations, 2021, with effect from Monday August 16, 2021, the Minister of Health hereby authorises all Retail Business Establishments to operate, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, Monday through Sunday.”

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The Ministry said operators, employees and customers of the above-mentioned establishments are advised to comply strictly with the other legal requirements of the Emergency Powers (No. 2) Regulations, 2021, the public health guidelines and the legal requirements of the Public Health [2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)] (No. 18) Regulations, 2021.

Authorizations granted by the Minister of Health pursuant to Statements 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 remain valid.

Members of the public are further asked to note that the operations of the CEPEP Company Limited and the Unemployment Relief Programme will resume with effect from Monday August 16, 2021, in accordance with the legal requirements of the Emergency Powers (No. 2) Regulations, 2021, the public health guidelines and the legal requirements of the Public Health [2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)] (No. 18) Regulations, 2021.

The Ministry of Health said it will continue to monitor this development and take steps to safeguard the health of the population.

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