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Covid-19 Emergency Power Amendment No. 3

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Amendments to the Public Health Covid-19 Emergency Powers were made which stated that “police officer of the rank of superintendent or above may, upon reasonable belief that a contravention of these Regulations has occurred on licensed premises, order any licensed person, his servant or his agent carrying on business at the licensed premises, to close the licensed premises for a period not exceeding 24 hours.”

The regulations — which have an operative date of today [Aug 6] — state, “These Regulations, which amend the Public Health [COVID-19 Emergency Powers] Regulations 2020 [“the principal Regulations”], may be cited as the Public Health [COVID-19 Emergency Powers] Amendment [No. 3] Regulations 2020.

“Regulation 6A of the principal Regulations is amended – by inserting after paragraph [3]—“[3A] A police officer of the rank of superintendent or above may, upon reasonable belief that a contravention of these Regulations has occurred on a licensed premises, order any licensed person, his servant or his agent carrying on business at the licensed premises, to close the licensed premises for a period not exceeding 24 hours.”; and in paragraph [4], by inserting after the definition of “intoxicating liquor” — “licensed person” or “licensed premises” have the meanings given in section 1[1] of the Liquor Licence Act 1974.”.

The Public Health [COVID-19 Emergency Powers] Amendment [No. 3] follows below [PDF here]

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