S.I. No. 297/2020 - Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (Relevant Counties) (Amendment) Regulations 2020


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 11th August, 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 Justice and Equality,

hereby make the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (Relevant Counties) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

2. Regulation 5 of the Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid-19) (Relevant Counties) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 295 of 2020) is amended by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (2):

“(2) A person shall not organise, or cause to be organised, a funeral to be held in a relevant county other than where the number of people, excluding a minister of religion or priest (or any equivalent thereof in any religion), attending the funeral does not exceed 25.”.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

9 August, 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.)

The Health Act 1947 (Section 31A – Temporary Restrictions) (Covid - 19) (Relevant Counties) Regulations 2020 provide for certain temporary restrictions in County Kildare, County Laois and County Offaly because of Covid-19. These Regulations amend those Regulations to clarify that up to 25 people may attend a funeral.