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

Unofficial Consolidated Version

20.055.91

Showing the law as at 12 April 2021

 




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Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Jersey) Order 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 –

Commencement [see endnotes]

A1     Interpretation[2]

(1)     In this Order –

“accommodation premises” means premises registered under Article 2 of the Tourism (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1990[3] and any club that provides accommodation for its members, whether or not including their guests;

“amusement centre” means a building or place used principally for playing billiards or other like games, electronic or mechanical amusement devices such as pinball machines, video or arcade games and the like;

“entertainment facility” means the auditorium of a concert hall, dance hall, theatre, cinema and the like;

“food and drink premises” means premises (whether or not licensed premises) that are used for the preparation and retail sale of food or drink (or both) for immediate consumption on or off the premises, and includes the following –

(a)     a restaurant, café or public bar;

(b)     takeaway food and drink premises;

(c)     premises operating with the permission of the Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture under the Policing of Beaches (Jersey) Regulations 1959[4];

(d)     registered premises operating under a valid registration certificate issued under the Places of Refreshment (Jersey) Law 1967[5];

“indoor area” means an area, room or other structure (including a marquee or stadium) that has a roof and is closed on more than one side;

“indoor physical activity facility” means a building or other indoor area 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 area of a like character used for those physical activities;

“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;

“market” means an open-air area, or an existing building, that is used for the purpose of selling, exposing or offering goods, merchandise or materials for sale by independent shops or stall holders, and includes existing permanent structures used for that purpose on an intermittent or occasional basis;

“retail premises” means a building or place used for the purpose of selling items by retail, or hiring or displaying items for the purpose of selling them or hiring them out, but does not include food and drink premises;

“ritual gathering” means a gathering –

(a)     for the celebration of a marriage or civil partnership;

(b)     for a funeral; or

(c)     that is part of a service of religious worship,

but not a reception, wake or other event separate from but commonly associated with the gathering;

“visitor attraction” means a museum, zoo or other visitor attraction to the extent of its indoor areas.[6]

(2)     In this Order a reference to a workplace being prohibited from being open to the public, or open to the public only for specified purposes, does not permit the workplace to be open only to a section of the public (such as a club with a defined membership).[7]

1        Declaration of start and end of restriction period[8]

A restriction period –

(a)     starts on the coming into force of this Order; and

(b)     ends at the end of Friday 30th April 2021.

2        Closure of certain workplaces[9]

Jacuzzis, plunge pools, steam rooms, saunas, Turkish baths, and the like are prohibited from being open to the public.

3        Specified workplaces open to the public for certain purposes or subject to specified conditions[10]

(1)     The following workplaces may be open to the public only for the purposes or conditions specified in this Article –

(a)     food and drink premises, for the purpose of selling food or drink for customers to consume off the premises or for them to consume on the premises, subject to the restrictions set out in paragraph (1A) and the exceptions to those restrictions set out in paragraph (2);

(b)     designated nightclubs (whether or not part of accommodation premises), for the purpose of operating as food and drink premises;

(c)    

(d)    

(e)    

(f)     

(g)     [11]

(1A)   Food or drink may be consumed on the premises only if –

(a)     it is ordered before 11 p.m. and consumed by 11.30 p.m., when the premises must close;

(b)     customers are seated at a table whilst consuming the food or drink; and

(c)     [12]

(2)     In the case of food and drink premises that are also accommodation premises the restrictions in paragraph (1A)(a) do not apply in respect of customers accommodated for reward on the premises and their guests.[13]

(2A)   [14]

(3)     For clarity, nothing in this Article affects any other condition to which a licence is subject.[15]

(4)     This Article does not apply to a workplace to the extent that it is prohibited by Article 2 from being open.

(5)     [16]

(6)     [17]

(7)     Words and phrases used in this Article that are defined in the Licensing (Jersey) Law 1974[18] have the same respective meanings as they have in that Law.

4        General provisions on opening and closing of workplaces[19]

(1)     No workplace may be open to the public unless the occupier or operator of the workplace has taken all reasonable steps to assist in controlling the spread of Covid‑19, including taking account of any relevant guidance.

(2)     Any workplace that is not prohibited from being open under any other provision of this Order may be open.

5        Visitors required to wear masks[20]

(1)     A visitor aged 12 or older must wear a mask covering the visitor’s mouth and nose while in a workplace to which this Article applies, unless an exemption in paragraph (5) applies.

(2)     In this Article “visitor” means a person who does not live in the workplace and is in the workplace for a purpose other than carrying out work.

(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)     a bank that is open to the public, and not solely to those who have or intend to open an account with that bank;

(c)     a public transport vehicle or premises, being a workplace that is –

(i)      a public service vehicle, within the meaning of the Motor Traffic (Jersey) Law 1935[21],

(ii)      a bus station, or

(iii)     a building used for port operations, within the meaning of the Air and Sea Ports (Incorporation) (Jersey) Law 2015[22], relating to passengers, other than a building in which the visitor remains inside a vehicle;

(d)    

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

(f)      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 at which the food or drink is to be consumed;

(fa)    indoor areas of accommodation premises, in addition to the extent that masks are required by sub-paragraph (f), 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;

(ia)     changing facilities, except while actually changing;

(ib)     indoor play areas;

(j)      visitor attractions;

(k)     indoor areas of auction houses;

(l)      betting agencies;

(m)    workplaces used by driving instructors registered under Article 6 of the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956[23] to give instruction as described in Article 5(1) of that Law except where doing so would make driving unsafe;

(n)     indoor areas of amusement centres;

(o)     a workplace in an indoor area used for a ritual gathering if more than 50 people are participating in the gathering;

(p)     indoor areas of entertainment facilities.[24]

(4)     A workplace is close contact premises if –

(a)     it is a building that is neither a school nor day care accommodation within the meaning of the Day Care of Children (Jersey) Law 2002[25];

(b)     the visitor receives a service in the building from another individual working in the presence of the visitor; and

(c)     the service –

(i)      is provided by the individual as a doctor, nurse, hairdresser or tattooist, or

(ii)      otherwise involves, or is of a nature that normally involves, touching the visitor or spending more than 15 minutes closer than 2 metres to the visitor.

(5)     An exemption applies if the visitor –

(a)     has a physical or mental disability or illness that renders the visitor unable to put on a mask, or unable to take a mask off;

(b)     has a respiratory or other physical condition, other than symptoms of Covid-19, that would involve a significant risk of harm to any person if the visitor wore a mask;

(c)     has a psychological condition, or other fear or distress, that would involve a significant risk of harm to any person if the visitor wore a mask;

(d)     is a carer of another visitor, if –

(i)      the other visitor has a psychological condition that would involve a significant risk of harm to any person if the carer wore a mask, or

(ii)      the carer is communicating with the visitor who needs to see the carer’s mouth or full face, whether for lipreading or other reasons;

(e)     is receiving a service, such as dentistry or diagnosis, that has to be delivered by touching or inspecting the visitor’s mouth or nose; or

(f)      is receiving a service that briefly requires the person providing the service to see the visitor’s face for identification or similar purposes.

(6)     However, an exemption under paragraph (5)(a) to (d)(i) applies only if –

(a)     the visitor wears a visor, within the meaning of Article 5A(1)(b), instead of a mask; or

(b)     a factor described in paragraph (5)(a), (c) or (d)(i) would apply in relation to a visor worn instead of a mask.

5A     Condition of opening: workers wearing masks or visors[26]

(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 every person (a “worker”) working at the workplace in the presence of a visitor to wear –

(a)     a mask covering the worker’s mouth and nose; or

(b)     a visor, being a see-through barrier, impervious to air, that is worn on the head and screens the worker’s whole face without covering the mouth and nose.

(2)     This Article applies to a workplace that is any one or more of the following to the extent specified –

(a)     retail premises;

(b)     food and drink premises;

(ba)    accommodation premises;

(c)     close contact premises;

(d)     a public service vehicle;

(e)     markets;

(f)      libraries;

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

(ga)    changing facilities;

(gb)    indoor play areas;

(h)     visitor attractions;

(i)      workplaces used by driving instructors registered under Article 6 of the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956[27] to give instruction as described in Article 5(1) of that Law;

(j)      amusement centres;

(k)     a workplace in an indoor area used for a ritual gathering if more than 50 people are participating in the gathering;

(l)      entertainment facilities.[28]

(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.[29]

(3)     The driver of a public service vehicle or a driving instructor need not be required to wear a mask or visor when doing so would make driving unsafe.[30]

(4)     The worker need not be required to wear a mask or visor when –

(a)     interacting with a visitor who has a psychological condition that would involve a significant risk of harm to any person if the worker wore a mask; or

(b)     communicating with a visitor who needs to see the worker’s mouth or full face, whether for lipreading or other reasons.

(5)     In this Article expressions used in Article 5 have the same meaning as in that Article.

5B     Conditions of opening: visitors giving contact tracing data[31]

(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 –

(a)     the occupier or operator of that workplace requires every visitor aged 12 or older to provide relevant personal data in accordance with this Article on arrival or as soon as practicable after arrival; and

(b)     the other requirements of this Article are complied with in relation to the data.

(2)     This Article applies to a workplace at which a person works in the presence of the visitor, if the workplace is –

(a)     food and drink premises, unless the food or drink is for the visitor’s consumption off the premises only;

(aa)    accommodation premises;

(b)     close contact premises; or

(c)     workplaces used by driving instructors registered under Article 6 of the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956[32] to give instruction as described in Article 5(1) of that Law;

(d)     indoor physical activity facilities;

(e)     indoor play areas;

(f)      amusement centres;

(g)     a workplace in an indoor area used for a ritual gathering if more than 50 people are participating in the gathering;

(h)     entertainment facilities.[33]

(3)     A person required to provide relevant personal data must be given access to information explaining the reason for the requirement.

(4)     The data may be provided either –

(a)     manually to a person working at the workplace in a form enabling the data to be retained on behalf of the occupier or operator of that workplace; or

(b)     via an electronic application, to be retained by the occupier or operator, by a third party, or by both.

(5)     If the data is provided manually –

(a)     the visitor must give –

(i)      his or her full name, and

(ii)      his or her mobile phone number or, if none, his or her landline phone number; and

(b)     the person to whom it is provided must record –

(i)      the data given by the visitor,

(ii)      the date and time at which the visitor gave the data, and

(iii)     if the visitor is seated in a zoned area, which zone the visitor is seated in.

(6)     If the data is provided via an electronic application, the application must record –

(a)     the visitor’s full name;

(b)     the visitor’s mobile phone number or, if none, his or her landline phone number; and

(c)     the date and time at which the visitor gave the data.

(7)     The data provided under this Article –

(a)     may be used only for the purpose of assisting in supressing the spread of Covid-19 by tracing anyone who may be at risk of contracting it through contact with an infected individual;

(b)     must be stored so that it can be accessed only for that purpose;

(c)     must be passed to the Minister when so requested; and

(d)     must be retained for 21 days and then destroyed.

(8)     Nothing in this Article limits any obligation under the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018[34] in relation to the processing of data or to the giving of information to a person who is required to provide data.

(9)     In this Article “close contact premises” and “visitor” have the meanings given by Article 5.[35]

5C      [36]

5D     Exception for certain gatherings of children in workplaces[37]

(1)     The requirements of Article 5 or 5B do not apply in respect of children participating in –

(a)     a gathering of up to 10 children (not counting children under the age of 5 and adults organising the gathering) for the purpose of an activity specifically for those children;

(b)     a gathering of any number of children 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; or

(c)     a gathering of any number of children organised by the Jersey Youth Service administered by the Department of Children, Young People, Education and Skills, including for the purposes of travel in connection with that gathering.

(2)     In this Article “registered day care” means looking after children as a day carer registered under the Day Care of Children (Jersey) Law 2002[38] or in day care accommodation registered under that Law, but a gathering is not disqualified from being for the purposes of registered day care of children merely because some (but not all) of those children are aged 12 or older.

5E      Exception from mask-wearing for certain performers[39]

The requirements of Article 5 or 5A do not apply to people present in a workplace for the purposes of rehearsing or performing theatrical works, recitations or music consisting of singing or playing a woodwind or brass instrument, while they are actually acting, reciting, singing or playing their instrument, preparing to do so, or in the process of finishing their rehearsal or performance.

6        Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Jersey) Order 2020 and comes into force on the day after it is made.


Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Legislation

Year and No

Commencement

Projet No (where applicable)

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

R&O.67/2020

21 May 2020

 

Covid-19 (Construction Work – Third Extension and Workplace Restrictions – First Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.79/2020

4 June 2020

 

Covid-19 (Construction and Workplace –Amendments and Further Extensions) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.82/2020

12 June 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions – Third Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.89/2020

26 June 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.90/2020

1 July 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Fourth Extension and Construction Repeal) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.92/2020

10 July 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Fifth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.101/2020

24 July 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Sixth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.103/2020

7 August 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Seventh Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.107/2020

21 August 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Eighth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.110/2020

4 September 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Ninth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.116/2020

18 September 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Tenth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.119/2020

2 October 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Eleventh Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.124/2020

16 October 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Twelfth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.126/2020

30 October 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Thirteenth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.134/2020

13 November 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Amendment No. 3) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.144/2020

2 a.m. on 20 November 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Fourteenth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.151/2020

27 November 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.152/2020

10 a.m. on 1 December 2020

 

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

R&O.161/2020

10 a.m. on 4 December 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Fifteenth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.164/2020

11 December 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Amendment No. 6) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.171/2020

19 December 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Sixteenth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.180/2020

24 December 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Amendment No. 7) (Jersey) Order 2020

R&O.183/2020

6 p.m. on 24 December 2020

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Seventeenth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2021

R&O.2/2021

7 January 2021

 

Covid-19 (Gatherings and Workplace Restrictions – Miscellaneous Amendments) (Jersey) Order 2021

R&O.3/2021

16 January 2021

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Eighteenth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2021

R&O.5/2021

21 January 2021

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Amendment No. 8) (Jersey) Order 2021

R&O.13/2021

30 January 2021

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Nineteenth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2021

R&O.9/2021

1 February 2021

 

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

R&O.14/2021

3 February 2021

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Amendment No. 9) (Jersey) Order 2021

R&O.15/2021

10 February 2021

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions and Gathering Control) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Order 2021

R&O.24/2021

22 February 2021

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Twentieth Extension) (Jersey) Order 2021

R&O.26/2021

1 March 2021

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions and Gathering Control) (Amendment No. 3) (Jersey) Order 2021

R&O.33/2021

15 March 2021

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions and Gathering Control) (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Order 2021

R&O.39/2021

26 March 2021

 

Covid-19 (Workplace – Twenty-First Extension) (Jersey) Order 2021

R&O.41/2021

1 April 2021

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions) (Amendment No. 10) (Jersey) Order 2021

R&O.43/2021

2 April 2021

 

Covid-19 (Workplace Restrictions and Gathering Control) (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Order 2021

R&O.46/2021

12 April 2021

 

Projets available at statesassembly.gov.je

Table of Endnote References



[1]                                     chapter 20.055.90

[2] Article A1                    inserted by R&O.183/2020

[3]                                     chapter 05.850.50

[4]                                     chapter 22.600.25

[5]                                     chapter 11.600

[6] Article A1(1)                amended by R&O.13/2021, R&O.14/2021, R&O.24/2021, R&O.33/2021, R&O.39/2021, R&O.46/2021

[7] Article A1(2)                inserted by R&O.13/2021

[8] Article 1                      amended by R&O.79/2020, R&O.82/2020, R&O.89/2020, R&O.92/2020, R&O.101/2020, R&O.103/2020, R&O.107/2020, R&O.110/2020, R&O.116/2020, R&O.119/2020, R&O.124/2020, R&O.126/2020, R&O.134/2020, R&O.151/2020, R&O.164/2020, R&O.180/2020, R&O.2/2021, R&O.5/2021, R&O.9/2021, R&O.26/2021, R&O.41/2021

[9] Article 2                      substituted by R&O.82/2020, R&O.183/2020, amended by R&O.3/2021, R&O.14/2021, R&O.15/2021, R&O.24/2021, R&O.33/2021, substituted by R&O.46/2021

[10] Article 3                     substituted by R&O.82/2020, R&O.90/2020, R&O.183/2020, heading amended by R&O.33/2021

[11] Article 3(1)                 amended by R&O.14/2021, R&O.15/2021, R&O.24/2021, R&O.33/2021, R&O.39/2021, R&O.46/2021

[12] Article 3(1A)              inserted by R&O.24/2021, substituted by R&O.43/2021, amended by R&O.46/2021

[13] Article 3(2)                 substituted by R&O.15/2021, R&O.24/2021

[14] Article 3(2A)              inserted by R&O.14/2021, amended by R&O.15/2021, deleted by R&O.33/2021

[15] Article 3(3)                 amended by R&O.24/2021

[16] Article 3(5)                 amended by R&O.14/2021, deleted by R&O.46/2021

[17] Article 3(6)                 amended by R&O.14/2021, R&O.33/2021, deleted by R&O.46/2021

[18]                                   chapter 11.450

[19] Article 4                     substituted by R&O.46/2021

[20] Article 5                     substituted by R&O.82/2020, deleted by R&O.90/2020, inserted by R&O.152/2020

[21]                                   chapter 25.200

[22]                                   chapter 03.050

[23]                                   chapter 25.550

[24] Article 5(3)                 substituted by R&O.183/2020, amended by R&O.14/2021, R&O.24/2021, R&O.33/2021, R&O.39/2021, R&O.43/2021, R&O.46/2021

[25]                                   chapter 10.700

[26] Article 5A                   inserted by R&O.152/2020

[27]                                   chapter 25.550

[28] Article 5A(2)              amended by R&O.183/2020, R&O.14/2021, R&O.15/2021, R&O.24/2021, R&O.33/2021, R&O.39/2021, R&O.46/2021

[29] Article 5A(2A)            inserted by R&O.13/2021, substituted by R&O.14/2021, amended by R&O.24/2021

[30] Article 5A(3)              amended by R&O.24/2021

[31] Article 5B                   inserted by R&O.152/2020

[32]                                   chapter 25.550

[33] Article 5B(2)              amended by R&O.24/2021, R&O.33/2021, R&O.39/2021, R&O.46/2021

[34]                                   chapter 15.240

[35] Article 5B(9)              amended by R&O.183/2020

[36] Article 5C                   inserted by R&O.161/2020, amended by R&O.171/2020, R&O.183/2020, R&O.3/2021,  R&O.14/2021, R&O.24/2021, R&O.33/2021, R&O.39/2021, deleted by R&O.46/2021

[37] Article 5D                  inserted by R&O.3/2021, substituted by R&O.39/2021, R&O.46/2021

[38]                                   chapter 10.700

[39] Article 5E                   inserted by R&O.46/2021


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