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Summary of Statutory Instrument No. 62 of 2020

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Summary of Statutory Instrument No. 62 of 2020 which came into effect on April 26, 2020.

These regulations come into effect on April 26, 2020 and remain in effect for the duration of the period of public emergency.

Keep in mind that the restriction on social activities is still in effect and that the following activities are against the law for the duration of the state of emergency:

  • no person shall host nor attend a private party which includes any person from outside of the immediate household of the house occupant;
  • no person shall host nor attend a recreational or competitive sporting event;
  • no person shall host nor attend a wedding which hosts ten or more persons other than the bride, bridegroom, official witnesses and the marriage officer;
  • no person shall host nor attend a banquet, ball or reception;
  • no person shall host nor attend any social event;
  • no person shall host nor attend any other ceremony of public worship in any facility or public place which involves the participation of any member of the general public or a congregation;
  • no person shall host nor attend a funeral, except ten members of the immediate family and at least one officiant and essential mortuary staff;
  • no person shall host nor attend a meeting of a fraternal society, private or social club or civic association or organization.

Note that every person who contravenes any of the provisions of these Regulations or incites or attempts to incite any other person to contravene any of these Regulations commits an
offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) or to imprisonment for two (2) years.

The Statutory Instrument can be read in it’s entirety on the Belize Press Office’s website.

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