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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
8th March 2021
Coming into operation
at 4.00 a.m. on 9th March 2021
1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 8) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 and shall come into operation at 4.00 am on 9th March 2021.
(2) In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” means the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020( 3).
2. The principal Regulations are amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 5.
3. In Schedule 2 (persons not required to comply with regulation 3 or 4), for paragraph 4E substitute—
“4E.— (1) A member of aircraft crew where they have travelled to the United Kingdom in the course of their work or are otherwise required to travel to the United Kingdom for work purposes.
(2) For the purposes of this paragraph—
(a) “A member of aircraft crew” means a person who—
(i) acts as a pilot, flight navigator, flight engineer or flight radiotelephony operator of the aircraft,
(ii) is carried on the flight deck and is appointed by the operator of the aircraft to give or to supervise the training, experience, practice and periodical tests required for the flight crew under article 114(2) of the Air Navigation Order 2016( 4) or any provision of EU-OPS, or
(iii) is carried on the flight for the purpose of performing duties to be assigned by the operator or the pilot in command of the aircraft in the interests of the safety of passengers or of the aircraft;
(b) travel for work purposes includes, in particular—
(i) where the member of aircraft crew resides outside the United Kingdom, travelling to the United Kingdom to work on an aircraft departing from the United Kingdom,
(ii) travelling to attend work-related training in the United Kingdom,
(iii) returning to the United Kingdom following work-related training outside the United Kingdom;
(c) “EU-OPS” has the meaning given in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Air Navigation Order 2016. ”.
4. In Schedule 2A (testing before arrival in Northern Ireland), omit paragraph 3(1)(e).
5. In Schedule 4 (specified competitions)—
(a) omit “No competitions are specified in this Schedule.”;
“FIFA World Cup Qualifier fixtures
UEFA designated home friendly fixtures
UEFA European Championship Play - Offs ”.
6. In relation to any person who arrived in Northern Ireland before the coming into operation of these Regulations, the principal Regulations apply as if the amendments made by regulations 3 to 5 had not been made.
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health on 8th March 2021
Dr Lourda Geoghegan
A senior officer of the Department of Health
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 ( S.R. 2020 No. 90) (“the principal Regulations”) to—
(a) expand the definition of aircraft crew in Schedule 2, which is relevant to exemptions from the requirements imposed by those Regulations, to include additional personnel carried on aircraft;
(b) remove a specific exemption in Schedule 2A for those personnel, which is redundant following the above change;
(c) update the list of specified competitions in Schedule 4, which is relevant to the exemptions for sportspersons.
No impact assessment has been prepared for these Regulations.
Formerly the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety; see 2016 c. 5 (N.I.), s. 1(5)
S.R. 2020 No. 90as amended by S.R. 2020 Nos. 138, 140, 154, 155, 163, 168, 179, 185, 189, 193, 194, 200, 203, 212, 216, 223, 228, 234, 241, 243, 244, 254, 275, 278, 289, 326, 344, and 355and S.R. 2021 Nos. 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 17, 32and 39