SRO No. 38 Regulations now in place until Saturday Aug. 29th

SRO No. 38 Regulations now in place until Saturday Aug. 29th

The Government has published new St .Christopher and Nevis Statutory Rules and Orders (SRO’s) No. 38 of 2020 Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No. 13) Regulations.

These Regulations came into operation from 5:00 a.m. on Saturday August 8th 2020 and shall expire at 4:59 a.m. on Saturday August 29th 2020.

In these Regulations “day of limited operation” means a period of limited operation of businesses and enterprises which would be in place from 5:00 a.m. of one day to 1:59 a.m. of the following day. The nightly curfews are now from 2:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.

In terms of highlights from the Regulations, section 22 (Penalty) of the Regulations states: “A police officer may issue a fixed penalty notice to any person who contravenes the provisions of section 15 in relation to wearing a face mask in public places.”

“A fixed penalty notice issued by a police officer in accordance with these Regulations shall be lawful notice that the person is charged with the commission of an offence and that a complaint will be made against that person in respect thereof requiring him or her to either pay the fixed penalty of five hundred dollars ($500) within ten business days or to appear at the court specified in the notice on the day and at the hour stated therein to answer the said complaint.” 

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