Health Minister extends public consultation period for health regulations

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The Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla has extended the period for public comments on health regulations relating to the Surveillance and Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions, Public Measures in Points of Entry, Management of Human Remains and Environmental Health by three months with effect from Thursday, 5 May 2022.

The new closing date for submission of comments is the 5th of July 2022 and this extension is in line with statutory requirements and will afford the department sufficient time to go through and consider all comments and representations on the regulations.

 Comments must be sent only to this e-mail: legalreviews@health.gov.za on or before the expiry of three (3) months period from the date of publication.

 All members of the public who submitted comments in the initial public consultation process do not need to resubmit these comments as all comments already submitted will be considered as part of this process.

The Health Ministry said in order to ensure that there is no gap in terms of legal instruments to contain the spread of COVID-19 and future notifiable medical conditions, the department has gazetted the limited regulations for implementation with effect from Thursday, 05 May 2022.

These regulations mainly focus on the wearing of face masks, gatherings and persons entering the country.

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