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Gatherings for church services, weddings & funerals increased to 150

Gatherings for church services, weddings & funerals increased to 150

Persons anxious to get back to their respective physical places of worship in particular would be pleased to note that gatherings have been increased from 100 to 150.

The same goes for weddings and funerals, according to a Public Health (COVID-19 Control and Suppression Measures) (No. 8) (Amendment) Order, 2020, gazetted on October 17, 2020.


The Public Health (COVID-19 Control and Suppression Measures) (No. 8) (Amendment) Order, 2020, gazetted on October 17, 2020, was signed by Minister of Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL).


“Section 4 of the Public Health (Covid-19 Control and Suppression Measures) (No. 8) Order (referred to in this Order as “the principal Order”) is amended in (a) subsection (1), by replacing the words “fifty persons” with the words “seventy-five persons”; (b) subsection (2), by replacing the words “one hundred persons” with the words “one hundred fifty persons”;

“and (c) subsection (3), by replacing the words “fifty persons” with the words “seventy-five persons”. 3. Section 10 of the principal Order is amended by replacing the words “18th day of October 2020” with the words “21st day of October 2020,” according to the amended Order signed by Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL).

While the numbers for gatherings have increased, the other protocols, such as sanitisation and social distancing, remain in effect.

The Territory currently has one reported active case of COVID-19.

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