Amounts payable as fixed penalties for contravention of public health regulations and orders increase

The Minister for Health, in consultation with the Platinum Command for COVID-19, have this afternoon amended the Public Health (Fixed Penalties) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021, to increase the amount of fixed penalties for offences under the Public Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations and the Public Health (Infectious Disease) (Mandatory Wearing of Face Masks) Regulations, 2020.

The increase of fixed penalties are necessary to deter the pervasiveness of such offences so as to effectively prevent, control and hinder further spread of COVID-19 in the community.

The new regulations are now published in an Extraordinary Official Gazette on and have come in force.


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Under new guidelines issued by the Public Health Authority, no COVID-19 screening tests is needed for persons placed under home quarantine during or upon completion of the quarantine period. Testing may be recommended for persons who develop symptoms of the infection. All persons placed under home quarantine who develop symptoms are advised to visit the special stations at Glacis Health Centre, Baie Lazare Health Centre and Mont Fleuri Health Centre. The home quarantine period should be completed for 14 days, from arrival in Seychelles or last contact with a positive case of COVID-19. A certificate of quarantine will be presented at the end of the quarantine period.


Anyone with symptoms related to COVID-19 are asked to report to special stations at Glacis Health Centre, Baie Lazare Health Centre and Mont Fleuri Health Centre between 8am-12pm and 1pm-2pm. People who use these health centres for regular consultations, should go to their regional centres.