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Official Report: Minutes of Evidence

Committee for Health, meeting on Thursday, 14 January 2021


Members present for all or part of the proceedings:

Mrs Pam Cameron (Deputy Chairperson)
Ms Paula Bradshaw
Mr Jonathan Buckley
Mr Gerry Carroll
Mr Alan Chambers
Ms Órlaithí Flynn
Ms Cara Hunter
Mr Pat Sheehan


Witnesses:

Ms Elaine Colgan, Department of Health
Ms Gillian Hynes, Department of Health



Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 26) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

The Acting Chairperson (Ms Bradshaw): Statutory rule 2020/344 removes Namibia, Uruguay and the US Virgin Islands from the list of countries and territories in respect of which travellers are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival in Northern Ireland. Have members any further issues that they wish to raise in connection with this statutory rule.

Again, can this be subject to deferral?

The Committee Clerk: This is a separate SR and does not relate to the move to 10 days. It just adds to the list of countries that various rules apply to.

The Acting Chairperson (Ms Bradshaw): Are members content with that SR? Do members formally agree that the Committee for Health has considered SR 2020/344, the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 26) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020, and has no objection to the rule?

Members indicated assent.

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