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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Superintendent of Public Health issued Legal Notice 76 of 2020 entitled ‘Closure of Places Open to the Public Order, 2020’ on 17 March 2020.

The Legal Notice orders that all bars, restaurants, cafeterias, snack bars, cinemas, gyms, museums, exhibitions, clubs, discotheques, night clubs, open-air markets, indoor swimming pools, the national swimming pool, gaming premises – including controlled gaming premises, bingo halls, casinos, gaming parlours, lotto booths and betting shops be closed due to the outbreak.

This notwithstanding, the Legal Notice allows restaurants, snack bars and kiosks to continue to provide their delivery and take-away services, and restaurants found in hotels are to continue providing room service to hotel guests as well as their delivery services.

It should be noted that the Superintendent of Public Health may choose, by a notice in the Government Gazette, to extend the order of closure to other places that are open to the public. 


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