GAMBIA GOVERNMENT ISSUES NEW REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE REOPENING OF CERTAIN PUBLIC PLACES & SCHOOLS
Banjul, The Gambia — Effective Thursday, 15th October 2020, His Excellency President Adama Barrow is pleased to declare public places such as hotels, motels, lodges, bars, restaurants, video clubs, museums, public swimming pools and gymnasiathroughout The Gambia, open.
Similarly, in exercise of the powers conferred on the Minister of Health by Regulation 23 of The Public Health (Dangerous Infectious Diseases) Protection Regulations, 2020, operators of these public places are asked to strictly adhere to “The Public Health (Reopening and Regulation of Public Premises andSchools) Orders, 2020” by ensuring that:
With the reopening of schools and educational institutions as of today, Wednesday, 14th October 2020, authorities responsible for these premises shall:
All night clubs and casinos shall remain closed.
The Gambia Police Force is empowered to inspect premises without prior notice at any given time. Persons found at particular premises during inspection shall not obstruct a Police Officer in the performance of his or her duties.
A person who breaches a provision of this Public Health (Reopening and Regulation of Schools and Public Places) Orders, 2020, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of Two Thousand Dalasi (D2000) or imprisonment for three (3) months or both.
Equally, all owners, managers and operators of businesses shall clearly display the 1025 Toll-Free hotline of the Ministry of Health within their premises and shall encourage all staff andvisitors to call the number for information on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ebrima G Sankareh
The Gambia Government Spokesperson