Public Health Act
Public Health (Standards for Personal Protective Apparel, Materials and Equipment) Regulations, 2020
Statutory Instrument 92 of 2020
IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Health and Child Welfare has, in terms of section 137 of the Public Health Act [Chapter 15:17], made the following regulations:—
These regulations may be cited as the Public Health (Standards for Personal Protective Apparel, Materials and Equipment) Regulations, 2020.
(1)These regulations apply to the standards required for the manufacture, sale and other disposal of apparel, materials and equipment intended to be worn or used as protection against any formidable infectious disease by different categories of persons in their interaction with members of the public.(2)Theaforementioned standards are specified in the Schedule.
(1)In these regulations—"personal protective apparel, materials and equipment" means apparel, materials and equipment useful in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 or any other formidable infectious disease, such as facemasks, gowns, disinfectants, detergents, hand sanitizers, overshoes, aprons, goggles, ventilators, thermometers receptacles for dispensing sanitizers or disinfectants, and surgical or other gloves;"non-standard personal protective apparel, materials and equipment" means anti-infectious apparel, materials and equipment, that are not manufactured to the appropriate standard specified in the Schedule.
4. Prohibition against sale, etc., of non-standard personal protective apparel, materials and equipment
(1)No person shall—(a)offer for sale or attempt to offer for sale; or(b)sell by auction; or(c)expose, display or advertise for sale; or(d)sell under an agreement in terms of the Hire-Purchase Act [Chapter 14:11] or by means of staggered payments or instalments; or(e)transmit, convey, deliver, distribute, possess or prepare for sale; or(f)barter or otherwise exchange or dispose of for valuable consideration; or(g)import or export; or(h)donate or otherwise dispose of for use by others; or(i)manufacture, assemble or fabricate;non-standard personal protective apparel, materials or equipment.(2)Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and liable to fine not exceeding level twelve or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year to both such fine and such imprisonment.(3)In the case of a company or other corporate body, the directors or members of the governing body shall each be liable together with the such company or body to the penalties specified in subsection (2).