New regs modify curfew time for public holidays  – movement allowed between 5am and 10am ONLY

New regs modify curfew time for public holidays – movement allowed between 5am and 10am ONLY

The public should take note that there will be no movement on the two upcoming holidays – Indian Arrival Day and Corpus Christi, unless you are an essential worker.

New regulation 14, which was released overnight, modifies the curfew hours for the public holidays on Monday (31st May 2021) and Thursday (3rd June 2021) next week allowing for movement between 5am and 10am on both days.

The other parts of the regulation stipulate:
(i) hardwares etc – closing them under regulation 3(and allowing them to be reopened by Order of the Minister of Health (not necessarily a new SOE regulation) under 3(12);
(ii) hardware etc workers – to be permitted to work when hardwares etc are permitted to be open;
(iii) Judiciary – correcting the names for the courts as Magistrate’s courts are now District Courts etc
(iv) Restaurants not being permitted to supply food to groceries, pharmacies, convenience stores etc unless permitted by the Minister of Health
Regulation 3 (The following places shall at all times remain closed to the public:
(a) a club as defined in section 2 of the Registration of Clubs Act;
(b) a dancehall or theatre licenced under the Theatres and Dancehalls Act;
(c) a theatre licensed under the Cinematograph Act;
(d) a common gaming house, betting pool or office licensed under the Gambling and Betting Act;
(e) spas, hairdressers, hair and beauty technicians and barbers; and
(f) a gym or fitness centre; and
(g) hardwares including electrical and plumbing establishments,
unless otherwise prescribed by the Minister under subregulation (12).
Regulation 3 (10) (a) Judiciary, the District Courts including the Petty Civil Courts and the Coroner’s Courts, the Supreme Court of Judicature, the Industrial Court and the Environmental Commission, the Equal Opportunities Tribunal and the Tax Appeal Board;
Regulation 3 (10) (q) workers providing services at hardwares including electrical and plumbing establishments, when permitted to be opened ;
Regulation 3 (11) Restaurants shall remain closed and shall not supply or distribute prepared meals for sale to-
(a) supermarkets, groceries, markets, green grocers, bakeries, poultry depots;
(b) retail membership discount stores;
(c) wholesale stores for the provision of food, medicine or other necessities of life;
(d) pharmacies; or
(e) convenience marts attached to petroleum stations,except where authorised by the Minister.
Regulation 3. (12) The Minister may by Order, vary times as set out in subregulation (😎.
Regulation 3. (13) The Commissioner of Police may by Order, vary the times set out in this regulation.
Regulation 4. (5) Subregulation (1) shall not apply —
operations of the Judiciary, the District Courts including the Petty Civil Courts and the Coroner’s Courts, the Supreme Court of Judicature, the Industrial Court and the Environmental Commission, the Equal Opportunities Tribunal, Tax Appeal Board;

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