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Exempted Businesses and Undertakings; Emergency Powers (COVID19)Amendment Order 2020
Mar 25, 2020 - 8:50:41 PM

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EXEMPTED BUSINESSES AND UNDERTAKINGS

Pursuant to Order 5 (1) (m) of the Emergency Powers (Covid l 9)(No. 2) Order, 2020 I HEREBY exempt the following businesses or undertakings from the provisions of Order 5 -

ELECTRONIC AND TECHNICAL SERVICES

(1)Two Way Radio Communications system providers;

(2)    Electronic communications or Technology service providers and IT support businesses;

shall be allowed to operate during the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 5 :00 p.m. or when needed in an emergency PROVIDED THAT the above entities shall not be open to the general public, but shall provide business to business support to its various clients remotely or on call, as may be required. All protocols stipulated in the Order, including physical distancing, are to be maintained;

(3)    Businesses engaged in the repair and maintenance or the provisioning of ATM machines. All protocols stipulated in the Order, including physical distancing, are to be maintained.

FARMING, HORTICULTURE, AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERIES RESOURCE
(4)    Farms including hydroponic farms with or without live animals may operate during the hours between 6:00 a.m. -1 :00 p.m. but shall not be open to the general public;
(5)    Animal husbandry -feeding and tending livestock for human consumption may operate during the hours between 6:00 a.m. -1 :00 p.m. but shall not be open to the general public;
(6)    Nassau Humane Society;
(7)    Humane Society of Grand Bahama;
(8)    Veterinarians may operate on call and as needed to service their clients and only open the office on an emergency basis;
(9)    National Park wardens on call and only when they may be needed;
( 10)    Fishing:
(a)    Subsistence Fishing during daylight hours and not later than 8 p.m.;
(b)    Commercial fishing until the 1st April, 2020. All product must be taken directly to a processing plant and may only be sold to a Wholesale distributor, and not to the general public.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
(11)    Lawyers while discharging instructions of existing criminal matters or taking instructions in new criminal matters; only where this cannot be done by audio-visual means with the assistance of the Department of Corrections;
(12)    Any businesses that provide property management and/or maintenance services, not involving dealings with the general public may operate PROVIDED THAT the above businesses shall not be open to the general public. All protocols stipulated in the Order, including physical distancing are to be maintained.

TRAVEL SERVICES

(13) Rental car businesses may be open to the general public during the hours of 8 a.m. to I p.m. to allow only for the return of car rentals and the extension of any rental contracts that may be required in light of the Order.
OTHER SERVICES

(14)    Groceries and non-alcoholic beverages mobile delivery service may operate during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All protocols stipulated in the Order and physical distancing requirements are to be maintained;
(15)    Business to Business Suppliers of cleaning chemicals may operate during the hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PROVIDED THAT such entities shall be closed to the general public;
( 16)    Janitorial and similar services supplied to Businesses may operate during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to ensure that other businesses are sanitized and cleaned, as may be essential to its clients;
(17)    Pool maintenance and supplies businesses may operate during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or any lesser period as may be determined by such business. All protocols stipulated in the Order, including physical distancing are to be maintained;
( 18)    Funeral homes and all public and private cemeteries. All protocols stipulated in the Order, including physical distancing are to be maintained ...to continue reading see attached Exempted Businesses and Undertakings; Emergency Powers (COVID19)AmendmentOrder2020



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