Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi has clarified a number of issues relating to mandatory mask-wearing in vehicles and vessels, which is now in effect as the law of the land (and sea). The Attorney General made the clarifications at a Press Conference hosted by the Ministry of Health this morning (Monday 31st August 2020).
According to Al-Rawi, once you are on the public road in a vehicle or in a public space, you will be required to wear something that covers your nose, mouth and chin. The law is widespread and applies to everyone, including the President, Prime Minister, Ministers and Police Officers.
The Attorney General outlined the following three (3) exemptions for a person or persons traveling in any vehicle:
As a parent, you can be charged $1,000 for not ensuring your child (8-years-old and older) wears a mask in your vehicle.
If your child (8-years-old and older) is caught alone in public, he/she can be charged and prosecuted in the Children’s Court for not wearing a mask.
Failure to wear a mask will attract a fine of $1,000 on the first offense, $2,000 on the second offense and $5,000 by way of the third offense. After that, imprisonment and even higher fines will follow.
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