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Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Amendment No. 13) (Jersey) Order 2021

Made                                                                                                         20th July 2021

Coming into force                                                                                  21st July 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 after having complied with the consultation requirements set out in Regulation 2(1) and (2) of those Regulations –

1        Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Jersey) Order 2020 amended

This Order amends the Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Jersey) Order 2020.

2        Article A1 (interpretation) amended

In Article A1 –

(a)     after the definition “indoor play area” there is inserted –

“ “market” means an open-air area or structure used for selling, exposing or offering merchandise for sale by various shops or stall holders, and includes a permanent structure used for that purpose on an intermittent or occasional basis;

“retail premises” means a building or place used for selling, exposing or offering merchandise for sale or hire but does not include food and drink premises;”;

(b)     after the definition “ritual gathering” there is inserted –

3        Article 5 (visitors required to wear masks) amended

For Article 5(3) there is substituted –

“(3)    This Article applies to the following workplaces that are permitted to be open under any other provision of this Order to the extent specified –

(a)     indoor areas of retail premises;

(b)     banks open to the public, and not solely to persons who have or intend to open an account with that bank;

(c)     public transport vehicles or premises, being workplaces that are –

(i)      public service vehicles, within the meaning of the Motor Traffic (Jersey) Law 1935,

(ii)      bus stations, or

(iii)     buildings used for port operations, within the meaning of the Air and Sea Ports (Incorporation) (Jersey) Law 2015, relating to passengers, other than a building in which the visitor remains inside a vehicle;

(d)     close contact premises, as defined in paragraph (4);

(e)     indoor areas of food and drink premises where the visitor is –

(i)      purchasing food or drink to be consumed off the premises or waiting to do so, or

(ii)      at the premises for the purposes of consuming food or drink, except while sitting at the table, or in the seat of an auditorium or stadium, at which the food or drink is to be consumed;

(f)      indoor areas of accommodation premises, in addition to the extent that masks are required by sub-paragraph (e), except while the visitor is in the private quarters in which the visitor intends to stay overnight;

(g)     indoor areas of markets;

(h)     libraries;

(i)      indoor physical activity facilities except while in a part of the facility currently being used for sport, dance or exercise;

(j)      changing facilities, except while actually changing;

(k)     indoor play areas;

(l)      visitor attractions;

(m)    indoor areas of auction houses;

(n)     betting agencies;

(o)     workplaces used by driving instructors registered under Article 6 of the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956 to give instruction as described in Article 5(1) of that Law except where doing so would make driving unsafe;

(p)     indoor areas of amusement centres;

(q)     workplaces in indoor areas used for ritual gatherings if more than 50 people are participating in the gathering;

(r)      indoor areas of entertainment facilities;

(s)      community halls (including parish halls), function rooms or the like, but only where people are gathering for the purpose of attending an event such as a performance, rehearsal, meeting, party, exhibition, evening class or other group activity.”.

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

For Article 5(2) there is substituted –

“(2)    This Article applies to workplaces that are any one or more of the following to the extent specified –

(a)     retail premises;

(b)     food and drink premises;

(c)     accommodation premises;

(d)     close contact premises;

(e)     public transport vehicles or premises;

(f)      indoor areas of markets;

(g)     libraries;

(h)     indoor physical activity facilities except while in a part of the facility currently being used for sport, dance or exercise;

(i)      changing facilities;

(j)      indoor play areas;

(k)     visitor attractions;

(l)      indoor areas in auction houses;

(m)    workplaces used by driving instructors registered under Article 6 of the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956 to give instruction as described in Article 5(1) of that Law;

(n)     indoor areas of amusement centres;

(o)     workplaces in indoor areas used for ritual gatherings if more than 50 people are participating in the gathering;

(p)     indoor areas of entertainment facilities;

(q)     community halls (including parish halls), function rooms or the like, but only where people are gathering for the purpose of attending an event such as a performance, rehearsal, meeting, party, exhibition, evening class or other group activity.

(2A)   In the case of retail premises, food and drink premises or accommodation 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.”.

5        Article 5D (exception for certain gatherings of children in workplaces) amended

In Article 5D(1) for “Article 5 or 5B” there is substituted “Article 5B”.

6        Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Amendment No. 13) (Jersey) Order 2021 and comes into force on 21st July 2021.

Deputy R.J. Renouf of St. Ouen

Minister for Health and Social Services

 


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