Mauritius

Road Traffic (COVID-19 Sanitary Measures) Regulations 2020

Government Notice 90 of 2020

  • Published in Government Gazette no. 58 on 17 May 2020

  • Assented to on 16 May 2020
  • Commenced on 16 May 2020

  • [Up to date as at 15 June 2020]
  1. [Amended by Road Traffic (COVID-19 Sanitary Measures) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (Government Notice 102 of 2020) on 30 May 2020]

  2. [Amended by Road Traffic (COVID-19 Sanitary Measures) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2020 (Government Notice 229 of 2020) on 15 June 2020]


Regulations made by the Minister under section 198 of the Road Traffic Act


1. Short title

These regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (COVID-19 Sanitary Measures) Regulations 2020.


2. Interpretation

In these regulations –"Act" means the Road Traffic Act;"authorised officer" means –(a)a police officer;(b)an officer of NLTA designated by the Chief Commissioner; or(c)an operator or an employee designated by him;"operator" means the holder of a road service licence, contract bus licence or taxi licence, as the case may be;"senior citizen" [definition of "senior citizen" deleted by section 3 of Government Notice 229 of 2020]"Work Access Permit" [definition of "Work Access Permit" deleted by section 3 of Government Notice 102 of 2020]


3. Obligations of operator

(1)Every operator shall ensure that –(a)every bus, contract bus or taxi he operates is properly cleaned on a daily basis prior to, and after, operation;(b)protective equipment is provided to personnel working on board every bus or contract bus he operates; and[paragraph (b) amended by section 4(a) of Government Notice 229 of 2020](c)body temperature checks of his crews are carried out before they board any bus or contract bus.[paragraph (c) amended by section 4(a) of Government Notice 229 of 2020](d)[paragraph (d) repealed by section 4(a) of Government Notice 229 of 2020]
(2)[subsection (2) repealed by section 4(b) of Government Notice 229 of 2020]


4. Conduct of passengers

(1)Every person shall, whilst being at any bus stop, bus shelter or taxi stand, wear a protective face mask over his face and nose.[subsection (1) substituted by section 5(a) of Government Notice 229 of 2020]
(2)Every passenger in a bus shall –(a)wear a protective face mask over his mouth and nose; and[paragraph (a) amended by section 5(b) of Government Notice 102 of 2020](b)[paragraph (b) repealed by section 5(b) of Government Notice 229 of 2020]
(3)[subsection (3) repealed by section 5(c) of Government Notice 229 of 2020]
(4)[subsection (4) repealed by section 5(c) of Government Notice 229 of 2020]
(5)A passenger may be subject to a body temperature check before boarding a bus, contract bus or taxi.


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[regulation 5 repealed by section 6 of Government Notice 229 of 2020]


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[regulation 6 repealed by section 6 of Government Notice 229 of 2020]


7. Powers of authorised officers

Where an authorised officer has reasonable grounds to suspect that a person has committed or attempted to commit, or is committing or attempting to commit, an offence under these regulations, the authorised officer may –(a)prevent that person from boarding any bus, contract bus or taxi;(b)remove that person from any bus, contract bus or taxi;(c)request that person to provide his name and address.


8. Offences

(1)Any person who –(a)fails to wear a protective face mask at any bus stop, bus shelter, bus station or taxi stand, or on board any bus, contract bus or taxi;(b)[paragraph (b) repealed by section 7(a) of Government Notice 229 of 2020](c)refuses to be subjected to a body temperature check before boarding any bus, contract bus or taxi;(d)removes, defaces, alters or otherwise interferes with any sticker, poster or notice which has been affixed in a bus, contract bus or taxi;(e)threatens, molests, hinders or obstructs an authorised officer in the exercise of his powers under these regulations;(f)provides false or misleading information to an authorised officer;(g)fails to abide by such other sanitary requirements as an operator may determine on board any bus, contract bus or taxi;(h)otherwise contravenes these regulations,shall commit an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding 50,000 rupees and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years.
(2)[subsection (2) repealed by section 7(b) of Government Notice 229 of 2020]


9.

These regulations shall come into operation on 16 May 2020.


Schedule (Regulation 5(2)(a))

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[Schedule repealed by section 7 of Government Notice 102 of 2020]

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