S.I. No. 153/2020 - Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 5th May, 2020.

The Minister for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 5 and 31A (inserted by section 10 of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (No. 1 of 2020)) of the Health Act 1947 (No. 28 of 1947) and -

(a) having regard to the immediate, exceptional and manifest risk posed to human life and public health by the spread of Covid-19 and to the matters specified in subsection (2) of section 31A, and

(b) having consulted with the Minister for Finance, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and the Minister for Justice and Equality,

hereby makes the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020.

2. Paragraph (b) of Regulation 3 shall come into operation on the 5th day of May 2020.

3. The Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) Regulations 2020 ( S.I. No. 121 of 2020 ) (amended by the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 ( S.I. No. 128 of 2020 )) are amended -

(a) in Regulation 2, by the substitution of “the 18th day of May 2020” for “the 5th day of May 2020”, and

(b) in Regulation 4(2)(i), by the substitution of “within a 5 kilometre radius of that residence” for “within a 2 kilometre radius of that residence”.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

2 May, 2020.

SIMON HARRIS,

Minister for Health.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations amend Regulation 2 the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A-Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) Regulations 2020 ( S.I. No. 121 of 2020 ) to provide that the Regulations shall remain in operation until 18 May 2020. The Regulations also amend Regulation 4(2)(i) to extend the radius referred to there from 2 kilometres to 5 kilometres. The amendment to Regulation 4 will come into effect on 5 May 2020.