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Revised health rules released

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Senior Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

THE government released revised health services rules last night to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The rules expand on restrictions announced by Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis earlier yesterday.

In newly gazetted rules published last night, the government said people can host or attend a social gathering indoors at a private residence with no more than 20 persons; a facility can do the same provided that all attendees are either fully vaccinated or present a valid negative COVID-19 test result; and all COVID-19 protocols are adhered to.

The rules also said that a person may host or attend a social gathering held outdoors with no more than 30 persons provided that all attendees are either fully vaccinated or present a negative Covid 19 test; all Covid 19 protocols are adhered to.

According to the rules, a “facility” refers to any venue that is not a private residence or a restaurant and includes a hotel, convention hall, ballroom, meeting room, or other space, utilised for the hosting of a social gathering.

The new rules said a person who hosts or attends a social gathering contrary to this rule commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine. In the case of a host, a person will be subjected to a fine not exceeding $2,000 and to a fine not exceeding $300 for each person in attendance. In the case of an attendee, the person will be subjected to a fine not exceeding $300.

Comments

moncurcool 6 months, 1 week ago

So what if the gathering is not social? You can have as many people as you want?

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stillwaters 6 months, 1 week ago

Oh boy.....well, Darville is certainly unrelaxed now. Burying their heads in the sand until covid bit them on their butts to remind them that he existed.

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JokeyJack 6 months, 1 week ago

Better to just cancel Christmas altogether just like ive canceled all traveling by air. Let the airlines go out of business. Brilliant plan.

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TigerB 6 months, 1 week ago

I'm waiting for the church gathering numbers from this emergency order

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whogothere 6 months, 1 week ago

When have any of the these measures mitigated COVID...? Like seriously when are the GOVs going to realise there isn't thing they can do to quell an airborne virus. Particularly when institutions like Atlantis and Bahamar operate freely. It smells of Minnis hypocrisy again..

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hrysippus 6 months, 1 week ago

Brave Dave Philly..........Said please dont be silly...........Keep the inside party to twenty or less.........Always wearing a mask as part of your dress..............Not more than forty can gather outside.........Or the po po gonna come and take you for a ride.............The only exception, it is always the same..............The business of church can play their own game..................Pack them in close inside the church hall.................Pasta needs that money so his bank balance dont fall........An if the congregation all get the Omicron.......No one need to worry cos the church jus will go rolling on.....

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