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Swaziland COVID-19 Regulation Updates

Written by Vicky Daley
on April 15, 2020

Important update: From 1st December 2020, Libryo stopped updating this blog and it is no longer live. Check out Libryo’s solution which helps you keep track of the latest updates specific to your operations, from COVID-19 regulation to EHS law. Learn more here.

Libryo was using its regulatory tracking technology to keep this live blog of new law relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any new updates provided highlights of the legislation, key publication information and dates as well as links to the sources.


 

Live updates of COVID-19 regulations for

Swaziland

Swaziland

Click here to see COVID-19 updates for other countries.

 

Last Updated: Monday 15 June 2020
Revised Guidelines for Business Operations

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The authority has published revised Guidelines for businesses that have been permitted to re-commence operations. The Guidelines note that although permissions regarding business operations have been relaxed, the measures of a National Emergency and partial lockdown are still in full force.

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Publication Date: 11 June 2020

Source: http://www.gov.sz/index.php/covid-19-corona-virus/covid-19-press-statements-2020

© 2020 The Government Of the Kingdom Of Eswatini. All Rights Reserved.


Last Updated: Friday 9 April 2020
Permits for Eswatini Essential Industries

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The Minister for Commerce, Industry and Trade of the Kingdom of Eswatini has published a statement regarding the Permits for Eswatini Essential Industries which the Ministry shall be issuing during the ongoing partial lockdown.

The statement details the application process for the permits which are being issued to industries servicing the domestic market, and conducting cross border trade.

The permits:

-intend to assist essential industries to operate efficiently
-may need to be produced when required by Government officials and
-will help cross-border traders with smooth passage into and out of neighbouring countries.

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Published in terms of Swaziland - Constitution [SWZ]

Publication Date: 3 April 2020

Effective Date: 3 April 2020

Source: http://www.gov.sz/

© 2020 The Government Of the Kingdom Of Eswatini. All Rights Reserved.


 
Eswatini COVID-19 Essential Services As Regulated

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The Minister for Commerce, Industry and Trade of Eswatini has published a statement regarding COVID-19 Essential Services.

In an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the statement notes the essential industries that will continue to operate during the period of the partial lockdown.

The provisions of the statement are in line with the requirements prescribed by The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 and state that:

-all businesses and entities involved in the manufacturing, supply or provision of essential goods or services will cease to operate from 03 April 2020 and for the duration of the partial lockdown and
-South Africa has imposed further restrictions on their trade regulations and will not accept any trade in non-essential goods during this time.

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Published in terms of Swaziland - Constitution [SWZ]

Publication Date: 2 April 2020

Effective Date: 2 April 2020

Source: http://www.gov.sz/

© 2020 The Government Of the Kingdom Of Eswatini. All Rights Reserved.


 
General Guidelines for All Industries

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The Minister for Commerce, Industry and Trade of the Kingdom of Eswatini has published Guidelines providing principles within which businesses shall operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Guidelines:

-list industries which are recommended to continue operating as normal under World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health guidelines
-encourage businesses not mentioned in the above-mentioned list and which are not bars or bottle stores, to scale down by minimising working hours and
-expect businesses that cannot comply to WHO and Ministry of Health guidelines to shut down until the situation normalises.

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Published in terms of Swaziland - Constitution [SWZ]

Publication Date: 25 March 2020

Effective Date: 25 March 2020

Source: http://www.gov.sz/

© 2020 The Government Of the Kingdom Of Eswatini. All Rights Reserved.


 
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020

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The Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini has published Regulations which provide measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the kingdom by:

-requiring compulsory notification on suspected cases
-implementing restrictions/limitations on internal and cross-border travel
-restricting and prohibiting public gatherings and
-stating offences and penalties for non-compliance therewith.

The Regulations also include consumer protection provisions to safeguard consumers from the effects of the pandemic.

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Published in terms of Swaziland - Constitution [SWZ]

Gazette Number: Vol. LVII, No. 53

Notice Number: No. 72 of 2020

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

Effective Date: 27 March 2020

Source: http://www.gov.sz/

© 2020 The Government Of the Kingdom Of Eswatini. All Rights Reserved.


 

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