Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

47A Modifications to section 47 while epidemic notice in force for COVID-19


For the purposes of section 47, open to the public means that the local authority,—


if it is reasonably practicable, enables access to the meeting by broadcasting live the audio or video of the meeting (for example, by broadcasting it on an Internet site); and


does 1 or both of the following as soon as practicable after the meeting ends:


makes an audio or a video recording of the meeting available on its Internet site:


makes a written summary of the business of the meeting available on its Internet site.


The local authority must provide the live broadcast, and make the recording or summary available, free of charge.


This section is repealed when the Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19) Notice 2020 expires or is revoked.

Section 47A: inserted, on 26 March 2020, by section 11 of the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020 (2020 No 9).