and Civil Status (Amendment of Law) (Covid-19 –
Temporary Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations 2020
Made 24th March 2020
force 25th March 2020
THE STATES make these Regulations under Article 82(2)
of the Marriage and Civil Status (Jersey) Law 2001 –
1 Marriage and Civil Status (Jersey) Law 2001 amended
The Marriage and Civil Status
(Jersey) Law 2001 is amended in accordance
with these Regulations.
2 Article 49A inserted
After Article 49, there is inserted –
“49A Modification of Part 5 due to
outbreak of Covid-19
(1) Despite any other provision in this Part, where any particulars of
a birth, stillbirth or death come to the attention of the Superintendent
Registrar, the Superintendent Registrar may inform a registrar of those
particulars for the purpose of registration under this Part.
(2) Despite Article 64(2)(a), a registered medical practitioner
is qualified in relation to the death of any person if the practitioner
attended the deceased during his or her last illness and within the period of
28 days preceding the date of death and has viewed the body after death.
(3) Despite Article 72, the Superintendent Registrar or Deputy
Superintendent Registrar may sign, as an informant, the entry of a birth, stillbirth
or death made in the appropriate register if the Superintendent Registrar or
Deputy Superintendent Registrar is satisfied that the particulars of the birth,
stillbirth or death were provided in accordance with this Law.
(4) For the purpose of Part 5, “give”, “produce” and “provide” include –
(a) delivering by post; or
(b) sending by email to an email address specified for that purpose.
(5) This Article expires on 30th September 2020.”.
3 Citation and
These Regulations may be cited as the Marriage and Civil Status
(Amendment of Law) (Covid-19 – Temporary Amendment)
(Jersey) Regulations 2020 and come into force on the day after they are made.
Deputy Greffier of the States