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Public Health (infectious Disease) (Mandatory Wearing of Face Masks)  Regulations, 2020

Public Health (infectious Disease) (Mandatory Wearing of Face Masks) Regulations, 2020

21.09.2020

S.I.    of 2020

PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 2015

(Act 13 of 2015)

Public Health (infectious Disease) (Mandatory Wearing of Face Masks)

Regulations, 2020

 

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 26 read with section 64 (c ) of the Public Health Act, 2015, the President being the Minister responsible for Health makes the following regulations –

Citation and application

  1.         These regulations may be cited as the Public Health (Infectious Disease) (Mandatory Wearing of Face Masks) Regulations, 2020.

Mandatory Wearing of face masks

  1.          It shall be mandatory for all persons in Seychelles to wear face masks in the following places and circumstances –

(a)    on public transportation including but not limited to buses, taxis, ferries, planes or any other conveyance or vessel capable of carrying people;

(b)   indoor places including but not limited to health facilities financial institutions including banks  and credit unions, customer service centres, retail shops or outlets, places of funerals, cremation or interments, meeting rooms, cinemas, places of worship, ports and airports where one metre physical distancing cannot be maintained;

(c)    outdoor places including but not limited to markets, sports venues, bus terminals where one metre physical distancing cannot be strictly maintained;

(d)   places of work including but not limited to massage parlours, beauty salons, barber shops and hair dressers where one metre physical distancing cannot be strictly maintained;

(e)    other circumstances where one metre physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Face masks how to be made

  1.         The face masks, for the purposes of these regulations, shall be made of such material as to prevent droplets from spreading while allowing the user to breathe and the dimension of the face mask shall be adequate to entirely cover the nose and mouth of the user.

Exemption

  1.         Children under the age of 5 years are exempt from mandatorily wearing face masks.

Penalties

5.(1)        Any person who fails to comply with regulation 2 shall be liable to a spot fine of SR 100.

  (2)        A person who fails to comply with subregulation (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of SCR1000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

 

MADE this 14th day of September, 2020

 

DANNY FAURE

PRESIDENT

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