Monday 26 October, 2020

Watch: Senate passes bill for mandatory mask-wearing

The Senate of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Senate of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Public Health Amendment Bill, which will govern fixed penalty notices to those who do not wear face masks in public, has been passed in the Senate. 

Following a day-long debate, the Bill was passed in the Senate without any new amendments. Therefore, it does not need to go back to the Lower House and is officially law. 

When implemented on Monday, August 31, anyone caught by police not wearing a face mask in public can be subject to a fixed penalty fine of $1,000 for the first offense, $2,000 for the second offense and $3,000 for the third offense. 

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