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Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Order 2020

Made                                                                                               3rd December 2020

Coming into force                                                10 a.m. on 4th December 2020

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] after having complied with the consultation requirements set out in Regulation 2(1) and (2) of those Regulations –

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

This Order amends the Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Jersey) Order 2020[2].

2        Article 2 (closure of certain workplaces) amended

In Article 2(1), immediately above sub-paragraph (b) there is inserted –

“(a)    workplaces (other than schools) that permit people to engage in sport or physical exercise indoors;”.

3        Article 3 (specified workplaces open for certain purposes) amended

For Article 3(1), (1A) and (1B) there is substituted –

“(1)    Workplaces that are food and drink premises (other than licensed premises and whether or not part of any other workplace that may be open) are prohibited from being open except for the purposes of –

(a)     selling food or drink for persons to consume off the premises,

(b)     selling food or drink for persons to consume in an area (whether indoors or outdoors) where they are required to be seated.

(1A)   Workplaces that are licensed premises are prohibited from being open for any purpose other than for selling or supplying food or drink (other than intoxicating liquor) for consumption off the premises except for –

(a)     premises holding only a licence of the sixth category (an Off-Licence);

(b)     premises holding a licence of the first category (a Taverner’s Licence) or a licence of the fourth category (a Comprehensive Licence) for the purposes of selling or supplying intoxicating liquor for consumption off the premises; and

(c)     premises holding a licence of the second category (a Residential Licence) or a licence of the fourth category (a Comprehensive Licence) but only for the purposes of providing sleeping accommodation and food and drink (including intoxicating liquor), to be consumed only in that sleeping accommodation, to people –

(i)      who had accommodation booked at those premises for a period that began before 4th December 2020, but only for the duration of that booking,

(ii)      by direction of the Minister for the purpose of isolation in order to control the spread of Covid-19, or

(iii)     who have no other suitable accommodation available to them in Jersey and in the Minister’s opinion, need to be accommodated because they are required to be in Jersey for essential work or because it is not practicable for them to leave Jersey.

(1B)   For clarity, nothing in paragraph (1A) affects any other condition to which a licence is subject.”.

4        Article 5C inserted

After Article 5B there is inserted –

“5C    Condition of opening: distancing in workplaces

(1)     A workplace to which this Article applies that is permitted to be open under any other provision of this Order may remain open only on the condition that the occupier or operator of that workplace requires any person on the premises, so far as practicable, to maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from any other person on the premises.

(2)     This Article applies to a workplace consisting of premises set out in Article 5(3)(a) or (b) (retail premises or banks).

(3)     The requirement in paragraph (1) does not apply if both the persons mentioned there are working at the workplace but in this case, and in any case where it is not practicable for people to maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from each other, the occupier or operator of that workplace must take such alternative steps as are reasonable to assist in controlling the spread of Covid-19 (whether by deploying visors, screens or any other measure).”.

5        Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Order 2020 and comes into force at 10 a. m. on 4th December 2020.

Deputy R.J. Renouf of St. Ouen

Minister for Health and Social Services




[1]                                     R&O.65/2020

[2]                                     R&O.67/2020


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