Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions (Covid-19) Act 2020

Amendment of section 79 of Act of 1893

29. Section 79 of the Act of 1893 is amended by the insertion of the following definitions:

“ ‘Covid-19’ means a disease caused by infection with the virus SARS-CoV-2 and specified as an infectious disease in accordance with Regulation 6 of, and the Schedule to, the Infectious Diseases Regulations 1981 ( S.I. No. 390 of 1981 ) or any variant of the disease so specified as an infectious disease in those Regulations;

‘interim period’ means—

(a) the period beginning on the commencement of section 29 of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 and ending on 31 December 2020, and

(b) such other period (if any) as may be specified by order under section 14A;”.