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Country: Namibia - Month updated: June 2020

  1. Namibia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Stage 2: State of Emergency - Covid-19 Regulations: Namibian Constitution (Proclamation No 17 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-05-04 | Date of end of application: 2020-06-01 | NAM-2020-R-110038

    Inter alia, defines “vulnerable employee” as expecting mothers, nursing mothers, employees with pre-existing conditions such as a heart disease, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, obesity, diabetes, tuberculosis or a condition which might compromise the immune system of the employee.
    The regulations also set out additional provisions relating to workplace
    9. (1) Heads of institutions are encouraged to allow vulnerable employees to work from home, subject to suitable arrangements between the employer and employee.
    (2) Heads of institutions are encouraged to provide masks to their employees.
    (3) Heads of institutions must ensure that their employees at all times adhere to the measures to combat, prevent and suppress the spread of COVID-19 as specified in and under these regulations.

  2. Namibia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour Directives relating to Covid-19: State of Emergency - Covid-19 Regulations (GN No. 110 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-28 | NAM-2020-R-110037

    The regulations deal with the expansion of negotiation topics during a dismissal; Health and Safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19; rights to sickness and employee compensation benefits for employees who contract COVID-19 or suffers from a COVID-19 related post-traumatic stress disorder during the course of his or her employment.

  3. Namibia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    State of Emergency - Covid-19: Suspension of Operation of Provisions of Certain Laws and Ancillary Matters Regulations: Namibian Constitution (Proc. 16/2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-28 | NAM-2020-R-110041

    SUSPENSION OF OPERATION OF PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN LAWS
    3. Suspension of operation of provision of Employees Compensation Act, 1941
    4. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Magistrates Court Act, 1944
    5. Suspension of operation provision of Price Control Act, 1964
    6. Suspension of time periods and time limits under Arbitration Act, 1965
    7. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Prescription Act, 1969
    8. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Criminal Procedure Act, 1977
    9. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Supreme Court Act, 1990
    10. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of High Court Act, 1990
    11. Suspension of time periods and time limits under Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Act, 1992
    12. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Social Security Act, 1994
    13. Suspension of the operation of certain provisions of Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995
    14. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Public Service Act, 1995
    15. Suspension of operation of provision of Identification Act, 1996
    16 Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Liquor Act, 1998
    17. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Standards Act, 2005
    18. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Environmental Management Act, 2007
    19. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Labour Act, 2007
    20. Suspension of operation of provision of Correctional Service Act, 2012
    21. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Electoral Act, 2014
    22. Suspension of operation of certain provisions of Public Procurement Act, 2015

    With respect to the Labour Act, 2007 the Proclamation relaxes certain provisions concerning dismissal and remuneration.

  4. Namibia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Determination on policy changes in response to economic and financial stability challenges, following the fallout of the Covid-19 Pandemic (BID-33) (GN 217 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-30 | NAM-2020-R-110033

    This document outlines a determination from the Bank of Namibia to relax certain regulatory requirements to provide relief to banking institutions to deal with impaired loans as well as to continue lending to the real economy and stimulate economic growth. The regulatory changes are explained hereunder and are valid for a period of two (2) years, or until revoked in writing by the Bank.

  5. Namibia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    COVID-19 Regulations (Proclamation 9 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-28 | Date of end of application: 2020-05-04 | NAM-2020-R-110030

    1. Definitions
    2. Application of regulations
    3. Period of lockdown
    4. Closure of schools and higher education institutions
    5. Public gatherings
    6. Prohibition on movement of persons and goods within zone or between zones
    7. Prohibition relating to entry into Namibia
    8. Quarantine
    9. Restriction of movement from places of residence
    10. Critical services
    11. Prohibitions relating to liquor
    12. Provisions relating to certain operations and closure of certain businesses
    13. Judicial proceedings
    14. Directives
    15. Applicability of Act No. 1 of 2015
    16. Offences and penalties
    17. Regulations to bind State
    18. [regulation 18 repealed by section 16 of Proclamation 13 of 2020]

  6. Namibia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Declaration of State of Emergency: National disaster (COVID-19) (Proclamation No. 7 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-17 | NAM-2020-R-110032

    Namibian Constitution
    Declaration of state of emergency: National disaster (COVID-19)
    Proclamation 7 of 2020
    Published in Government Gazette no. 7148 on 18 March 2020

    Commenced on 17 March 2020

    [Up to date as at 23 April 2020]

    Under Article 26(1) of the Namibian Constitution, read together with section 30(3) of the Disaster Risk Management Act, 2012 (Act No. 10 of 2012), I declare that, with effect from 17 March 2020, a State of Emergency exists in the whole of Namibia on account of the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
    Given under my Hand and the Seal of the Republic of Namibia at Windhoek this 17th day of March, Twenty Twenty.
    Dr. Hage G. Geingob
    President


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