Health guidelines for public gatherings revised

A special gazette notification has been published, making it compulsory to obtain prior approval of relevant authorities for public gatherings, activities, events or similar places of meetings.

The regulation was made by Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella under sections 2 and 3 of the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance (Chapter 222).

Accordingly, permission should be sought for the maximum number of persons or allowable capacity or percentage of total capacity permitted to participate in such place of gathering, activity event or similar place of meeting.

The Director General of Health Services says that legal action will be taken against those who hold public gatherings and meetings without such permission.

Gazette 2021-11-11 Health G…

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