Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012)

The Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012), passed by parliament and assented to by the president on March 21, 2020, was enacted to provide powers to the President for the imposition of restrictions in accordance with the constitutional provisions on fundamental human rights in the event or imminence of an emergency, disaster or similar circumstance to ensure public safety, public health and protection.

This is in line with social distancing measures and restrictions the Government of Ghana has put in place against the spread of the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic in Ghana.

Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic) Instrument, 2020 (E.I 64)

The Imposition of Restrictions (Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic) Instrument, 2020 (E.I. 64) was made in exercise of the power conferred on the President under the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012) on March 23, 2020. The restriction imposed applies to the entire country and is for a period of three weeks. This duration may be subsequently varied.

The Instrument imposes restrictions on travel to Ghana and public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events, gatherings for religious purposes, night clubs, drinking spots and events centers as well as private parties and other social gatherings.

Essential services, the security services, markets, supermarkets, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, drinking spots and service, manufacturing or industrial workplaces are however exempted.