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Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Act (Northern Ireland) 2023

Section 4 – Establishment of safe access zone

The safe access zone will be the protected premises themselves, as well as an area of 100m in the immediate vicinity of the protected premises. This can be extended by a further 150m if 100m is not sufficient to afford safe access at a particular site, when the operator gives notice to the Department of Health to that effect.  The Department is required to make an entry or amend an existing entry as required when notified of a premise becoming protected or a safe access zone being extended beyond 100m.

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