Health (Amendment) Act 2020


Number 19 of 2020


HEALTH (AMENDMENT) ACT 2020

REVISED

Updated to 10 June 2021


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Health (Amendment) Act 2020. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) Act 2021 (12/2021), enacted 6 June 2021, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Local Property Tax (Local Adjustment Factor) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 285 of 2021), made 9 June 2021, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 19 of 2020


HEALTH (AMENDMENT) ACT 2020

REVISED

Updated to 10 June 2021


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) Act 2021 (12/2021)

All Acts up to and including Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) Act 2021 (12/2021), enacted 6 June 2021, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

None

All statutory instruments up to and including Local Property Tax (Local Adjustment Factor) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 285 of 2021), made 9 June 2021, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 19 of 2020


HEALTH (AMENDMENT) ACT 2020

REVISED

Updated to 10 June 2021



Acts Referred to

Companies Act 2014 (No. 38)

Health Act 1947 (No. 28)


Number 19 of 2020


HEALTH (AMENDMENT) ACT 2020

REVISED

Updated to 10 June 2021


An Act to make further and better provision in relation to the enforcement of regulations under section 31A of the Health Act 1947 ; for that purpose, to make provision in relation to the prosecution of certain offences consisting of contraventions of those regulations, to provide for the payment of fixed sums by persons alleged to have committed certain such offences in lieu of their being prosecuted for those offences; to provide for the giving of directions by members of the Garda Síochána in certain circumstances; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

[25 th October, 2020]

WHEREAS the disease known as Covid-19 continues to present a very serious risk to public health, and the transmission thereof has proven difficult to prevent;

WHEREAS the crisis occasioned by the spread of that disease is causing and will continue to cause significant damage to the economy of the State resulting, thus far, in a substantial increase in the number of persons who have become unemployed and a substantial increase in the national debt;

WHEREAS certain measures and prohibitions put in place since the outbreak of that disease relating to the conduct and behaviour of members of society that were aimed at eliminating the disease, reducing the incidence of the disease and limiting its impact on the functioning of society and the economy, have not sufficiently reduced the incidence of the disease;

WHEREAS the measures adopted under section 31A of the Health Act 1947 for the purpose of eliminating, and reducing the incidence of, that disease and limiting its impact on society and the economy require to be supplemented by further measures;

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: