This Statutory Instrument was repealed on 2020-06-23 by Public Health (Control of COVID-19) Rules, 2020.
This is the version of this Statutory Instrument as it was from 24 March 2020 to 8 April 2020. Read the version as it was when it was repealed.
- Is repealed by Public Health (Control of COVID-19) Rules, 2020
- Is amended by Public Health (Control of COVID-19) (Amendment) Rules, 2020
- Is amended by Public Health (Control of COVID-19) (Amendment No. 2) Rules, 2020
- Is amended by Public Health (Control of COVID-19) (Amendment No. 3) Rules, 2020
Public Health Act
Public Health (Control of COVID-19) Rules, 2020
Statutory Instrument 52 of 2020
- Published in Government Gazette 19 on 24 March 2020
- Commenced on 24 March 2020
- [This is the version of this document as it was from 24 March 2020 to 8 April 2020.]
- [Repealed by Public Health (Control of COVID-19) Rules, 2020 (Statutory Instrument 83 of 2020) on 23 June 2020]
1. TitleThese Rules may be cited as the Public Health (Control of COVID-19) Rules, 2020.
2. InterpretationIn this Order—"local authority" means a local council as defined in the Local Governments Act, Cap 243;"medical officer" means any registered medical practitioner in the employment of Government, but does not include a licensed medical practitioner;"medical officer of health" means the Director General of Health Services or any medical officer in the employment of Government and includes any member of the Government medical subordinate staff being a registered or licensed medical practitioner or other medical practitioner appointed by the Director General of Health Services to act as such in any district;"medical practitioner" means a person who is registered or licensed as such under any law in force in Uganda, governing the registration of medical practitioners.
3. Responsibility for notification of notifiable diseases
4. Medical officer of health and medical practitioner to notify
5. Powers for the control of COVID-19Where any case of COVID–19 is referred to a regional referral hospital, the medical officer of health shall immediately visit and inspect the premises where that person resides and may—
6. Power of search
7. Power of medical officer of health to disinfect premisesWhere a building or premises has clinical signs of contamination with COVID–19 or where a medical officer of health has information of contamination of a building or premises, the medical officer of health may decontaminate or cause the decontamination of the affected building or premises.
8. Disposal of bodiesThe bodies of all persons who die from COVID–19 shall be disposed of in conformity with the directions of the medical officers of health.
9. Control of public gatherings, meetings, etc
10. Spitting prohibitedNo person shall spit in any public building or in any place to which the public has access.
11. Escape from isolation or quarantine
12. Carriers of disease
13. Infected area
14. Duration of RulesThese Rules shall expire on notification by the Minister.DR. JANE RUTH ACENG,Minister of Health.
History of this document
23 June 2020
Repealed by Public Health (Control of COVID-19) Rules, 2020
20 May 2020
08 May 2020
09 April 2020
24 March 2020 this version