The Ministry of Tourism has promulgated updated Lockdown Level 2 Regulations on 25 August 2020.
Please click here to view the Regulations.
The following amendments are important to note:
• The amendment of Paragraph 1 of the Directions:
(b) The insertion of the following definition after the definition of ‘Minister’ – “Places of attraction include, but are not limited to theme parks, amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centres, nature and game reserves, national parks, botanical gardens, zoos, aquaria, sanctuaries, and other entertainment and cultural attractions.
• Paragraph 6 of the Directions is amended by the insertion of the following sentence:
(a) “The number of persons in areas reserved for the gathering of guests such as the foyer and reception areas at accommodation establishments may not be more than 50 percent of the available floorspace, with patrons observing physical distance of at least one and a half metres from each other, and accommodation establishments must ensure compliance with the requirements relating to social distancing.”
• Paragraph 9 of the Directions is amended as follows: The substitution of Paragraph 9.1 with the following paragraph:
9.1 “Self-drive excursions must comply with any directions as may be issued in respect of private vehicles.”
• The substitution on Paragraph 9.3 of the following paragraph:
9.3 “Every owner or person in charge of these establishments, places of attraction and facilities must ensure that all social distancing measures and health protocols are adhered to.”
• Directions of Weddings, Exhibitions and Function venues
11.1 (a)Attendance to weddings, exhibitions or any function is limited to 50 persons and all hygienic and physical distance measures should be adhered to
11.1 (b) The person organising the wedding, exhibition or functions and/or the owner or manager of the venue must ensure the compliance with the requirement of physical distancing of at least one and a half metres and the wearing of masks and the wearing of a cloth face mask, a homemade item or another appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth, by all attendees.
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