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Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions and Gathering Control) (Amendment) (Jersey) Order 2021

Made                                                                                                 1st February 2021

Coming into force                                                                         3rd February 2021

THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES makes this Order under Regulations 2 and 3 of the Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Jersey) Regulations 2020[1] and after having complied with the consultation requirements set out in Regulation 2(1) and (2) of those Regulations and under Regulation 2 of the Covid‑19 (Gatherings) (Jersey) Regulations 2020[2], after complying with the consultation requirements in Regulation 2(3) of those Regulations –

1        Amendment of Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Jersey) Order 2020

Articles 2 to 7 amend the Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Jersey) Order 2020[3].

2        Article A1 (interpretation) amended

In Article A1 –

(a)     for the definition “indoor recreation facility” there is substituted –

“indoor physical activity facility” means a building or other indoor place that is used, whether predominantly or occasionally, for sport, dance or exercise, including a squash court, indoor sport court, gymnasium, trampoline centre, bowling alley, climbing wall, dance or yoga studio or any other building or place of a like character used for those physical activities;”;

(b)     the definition “recreation” is deleted.

3        Article 2 (closure of certain workplaces) amended

(1)     In Article 2(1) –

(a)     sub-paragraphs (b), (c) and (j) are deleted;

(b)     after sub-paragraph (e) there is inserted –

“(ea)  indoor changing and shower facilities used in connection with indoor physical activity facilities or outdoor sport or exercise;”;

(c)     for sub-paragraph (h) there is substituted –

“(h)    indoor play areas;”.

(2)     In Article 2(2) –

(a)     in the definition “entertainment facility” after “means” there is inserted “the auditorium of”;

(b)     after the definition “entertainment facility” there is inserted –

“indoor play area” includes any part of a workplace used for soft play, play that involves the use of play equipment such as climbing frames, swings, ropes, slides or a ball pit or dressing up.”.

(3)     In Article 2(3)(b) after “registered person” there is inserted “within the meaning of Article 3(6)”.

(4)     Article 2(4) is deleted.

4        Article 3 (specified workplaces open to the public for certain purposes) amended

(1)     In Article 3(1) –

(a)     sub-paragraphs (c), (d) and (e) are deleted;

(b)     for sub-paragraph (f) there is substituted –

“(f)    indoor physical activity facilities for a purpose specified in paragraph (2A);”;

(c)     for sub-paragraph (g) there is substituted –

“(g)    visitor attractions, except to the extent closed by another provision of this Order.”.

(2)     After Article 3(2) there is inserted –

“(2A) Workplaces that are indoor physical activity facilities may be open only for the following purposes –

(a)     in order to –

(i)      allow access to outdoor areas,

(ii)      hire out equipment to persons who intend to participate in physical activities in outdoor areas,

(iii)     carry out instructional physical activities in outdoor areas, and

(iv)     if reasonably necessary, allow members of the public to transit through indoor areas for a purpose mentioned in clause (i), (ii) or (iii), including ticketing;

(b)     for gatherings mentioned in Article 8(1) of the Covid‑19 (Gathering Control) (Jersey) Order 2020[4] (exception: certain gatherings involving young people);

(c)     for the provision of a therapeutic service that is provided –

(i)      by a doctor or a registered person, or

(ii)      by another person on a referral from a doctor or from a registered person;

(d)     in the case of a facility consisting of an indoor riding arena, for the purpose of exercising or riding a horse provided that no more than one person is present in the arena at any one time.”.

(3)     In Article 3(5)(a) after “first aid” there is inserted “or a vaccine against any disease”.

(4)     In Article 3(6) the definition “permitted shop” is deleted and the following definition is inserted –

“ “registered person” means a person registered under the Health Care (Registration) (Jersey) Law 1995[5], who is acting in the course of that person’s registrable occupation.”.

5        Article 5 (visitors required to wear masks) amended

In Article 5(3) –

(a)     for sub-paragraph (i) there is substituted –

“(i)     indoor physical activity facilities, for the purposes mentioned in Article 3(2A)(a) and (c);”;

(b)     after sub-paragraph (j) there is inserted –

“(k)    auction houses;

(l)      betting agencies.”.

6        Article 5A (condition of opening: workers wearing masks or visors) amended

In Article 5A –

(a)     for paragraph (2)(g) there is substituted –

“(g)    indoor physical activity facilities;”;

(b)     for paragraph (2A) there is substituted –

“(2A) In the case of retail premises, the requirement in paragraph (1) applies additionally while the worker is in the presence of a person working as part of a different workforce to the worker.”.

7        Article 5C (condition of opening: distancing in workplaces) amended

In Article 5C(2) –

(a)     for sub-paragraph (f) there is substituted –

“(f)    indoor physical activity facilities, for the purpose mentioned in Article 3(2A)(a);”;

(b)     after sub-paragraph (g) there is inserted –

“(h)    auction houses;

(i)      betting agencies.”.

8        Covid-19 (Gathering Control) (Jersey) Order 2020 amended

For Article 8(1)(a) of the Covid-19 (Gathering Control) (Jersey) Order 2020[6] there is substituted –

“(a)    a gathering for the purposes of –

(i)      education or before or after school activity provided by a school, or

(ii)      registered day care of children,

including for the purposes of travel in connection with that education, activity or registered day care;”.

9        Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions and Gathering Control) (Amendment) (Jersey) Order 2021 and comes into force on 3rd February 2021.

Deputy R.J. Renouf of St. Ouen

Minister for Health and Social Services



[1]                                     R&O.65/2020

[2]                                     R&O.148/2020

[3]                                     R&O.67/2020

[4]                                     R&O.166/2020

[5]                                     chapter 20.300

[6]                                     R&O.166/2020

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