Bathing Places Law, 1964 (Summary)

This law enables the Minister of the Interior to prohibit bathing in a part of a river, lake or sea if he deems it dangerous to life or health. He may declare a certain area a bathing place, and is required to issue orders directing its safe and sanitary use. With the approval of the Minister, a local authority may also, by bylaw, issue directions for the use of bathing places. A person who bathes in a place where bathing is prohibited, destroys or otherwise damages a sign prohibiting bathing, or allows a child under 15 years of age to bathe in a forbidden area is liable to a fine. A person who contravenes the instructions of a lifeguard is liable to a fine or imprisonment for one month.