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Public Health Emergency Order Notice Posted

The notice saying the Public Health [Covid-19] Emergency Order has been extended for 30 days — until February 27th — has been posted online, having passed in the House last month.

The document — which has an operative date of today — said, “The Public Health [Covid-19] Emergency Order 2021 is extended for 30 days. Accordingly, in paragraph 3[2] of that Order, delete ’28 January 2022′ and substitute ’27 February 2022.’

The 30 day extension is a change from previous extensions, which were generally for 60 days. If wondering, this does not per se mean regulations like the curfew are extended [it could or could not be, Government has not yet announced], this Order is basically the overarching regulation so to speak, and it has been extended multiple times now, normally for 60 days, the official notice of this one was posted today.

Update 9.38pm:  A spokesperson said, “The Government advised this evening that the Public Health (Covid-19) Emergency Order, which was passed in the House of Assembly on December 10, 2021, has been posted online in the Official Gazette. The Order can be found here.

“Simply put, the Order extends the existing Public Health Emergency for 30 days [from January 28, 2022 – February 27, 2022] and allows the Legislature to return to assess if any further public health regulations should be extended.

“This is not unusual, and this extension order represents the seventh such extension. As a note, Government also advised that earlier today the Cabinet reviewed the current Public Health Regulations which came into effect on December 23 and were to be reviewed after four weeks.

“Tomorrow, the Minister of Health will share details of any revisions made and the duration that they will be in effect.”

The full Public Health [Covid-19] Emergency Extension Order 2022 follows below [PDF here]: