S.I. No. 251/2020 - Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Requirements) (Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 21st July, 2020.

I, Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred on me 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 Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Minister for Justice and Equality, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport,

hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Requirements) (Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020.

2. Regulation 2 of the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Requirements) (Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 181 of 2020) is amended by the substitution of “the 10th day of August 2020” for “the 20th day of July 2020”.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

17 July, 2020.

STEPHEN DONNELLY,

Minister for Health.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

These Regulations, made under section 31A of the Health Act 1947 (inserted by section 10 of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 ), provide for the imposition of a requirement that international passengers (including Irish citizens) arriving in the State at a port or airport from a place outside the State complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form for the purposes of recording and verifying information regarding their contact details and place of residence for a period of up to 14 days following arrival. The Regulations were initially in effect between the dates 28th May and 16th June, since extended to 9th July and then to 20th July. The Instrument provides for the amendment of the Regulation through the substitution of “the 10th day of August 2020” for “the 20th day of July 2020”.