Mauritius

Light Rail (COVID-19 Sanitary Measures) Regulations 2020

Government Notice 91 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 Light Rail (COVID-19 Sanitary Measures) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (Government Notice 103 of 2020) on 30 May 2020]

  2. [Amended by Light Rail (COVID-19 Sanitary Measures) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2020 (Government Notice 228 of 2020) on 15 June 2020]


Regulations made by the Minister under section 45A of the Light Rail Act 2019


1. Short title

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


2. Interpretation

In these regulations –"Act" means the Light Rail Act 2019;"senior citizen" [definition of "senior citizen" deleted by section 3 of Government Notice 228 of 2020]"Work Access Permit" [definition of "Work Access Permit" deleted by section 3 of Government Notice 103 of 2020]


3. Obligations of light rail operator

(1)The light rail operator shall ensure that –(a)the light rail premises are cleaned on a daily basis prior to, and after, operation;(b)every light rail vehicle is regularly disinfected;(c)hand sanitisers are made available on board every light rail vehicle;(d)protective equipment is provided to personnel working on board a light rail vehicle and at a light rail station; and(e)body temperature checks of passengers and of light rail crews are carried out before they board on, or when they are inside, any light rail vehicle.(f)[paragraph (f) deleted by section 4(a) of Government Notice 228 of 2020]
(2)[subregulation (2) deleted by section 4(b) of Government Notice 228 of 2020]


4. Conduct of passengers

(1)Every person shall, whilst being on any light rail premises or light rail commuter facility –(a)wear a protective mask over his mouth and nose;[paragraph (a) amended by section 4(a) of Government Notice 103 of 2020](b)[paragraph (b) deleted by section 5(a) of Government Notice 228 of 2020](c)be subject to a body temperature check before boarding a light rail vehicle;(d)sanitise his hands upon acceding the light rail station and before boarding a light rail vehicle; and(e)abide by such other sanitary requirements as the light rail operator may determine.
(2)Every passenger on board a light rail shall wear a protective face mask over his face and nose.[subregulation (2) amended by section 4(b) of Government Notice 103 of 2020 and substituted by section 5(b) of Government Notice 228 of 2020]


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[regulation 5 substituted by section 5 of Government Notice 103 of 2020 and repealed by section 6 of Government Notice 228 of 2020]


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[regulation 6 repealed by section 6 of Government Notice 228 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 entering any light rail premises or from boarding any light rail vehicle;(b)remove that person from any light rail premises or from any light rail vehicle; and(c)request that person to provide his name and address.


8. Offences

(1)Any person who –(a)fails to wear a protective face mask on any light rail premises, on any light rail commuter facility or on board any light rail vehicle;(b)[paragraph (b) deleted by section 7(a) of Government Notice 228 of 2020](c)refuses to be subjected to a body temperature check before boarding a light rail vehicle;(d)fails to sanitise his hands upon acceding the light rail premises or before boarding a light rail vehicle;(e)removes, defaces, alters or otherwise interferes with any sticker, poster or notice which has been affixed in a light rail vehicle;(f)threatens, molests, hinders or obstructs an authorised officer in the exercise of his powers under these regulations;(g)provides false or misleading information to an authorised officer;(h)fails to abide by such other sanitary requirements as the light rail operator may determine on any light rail premises, on any light rail commuter facility or on board any light rail vehicle; or(i)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)[subregulation (2) deleted by section 7(b) of Government Notice 228 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 6 of Government Notice 103 of 2020]

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