Codes for Use of the Jamaican Flag

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The Flag of Jamaica is to be regarded as a sacred emblem of the nation and is to be given due reverence and devotion by all citizens of the country.

 The Flag should never be allowed to touch the ground or floor.

 The Flag should never be smaller than any other flag flown at the same time.

 The Flag should not be flown or used for purely decorative purposes on anything that is for temporary use and likely to be discarded, except on State occasions.

 The Flag should not be used as embellishment on any object nor should it be used as decorative patches or adornments on clothing, headgear, etc.

 The Flag should not be draped over vehicles of any sort except on military, police and state occasions.

 During the ceremony of hoisting or lowering the Flag or when the Flag is passing in a parade or in a review, all persons present should face the Flag and stand at attention. Men should remove their hats and persons in uniform should salute.

 When the Flag becomes worn and must be replaced, it should be burnt discreetly and not used for any purpose other than that for which it was designed.

 No other flag should be placed above or to the right of the Jamaican Flag, except at foreign embassies, consulates and missions.

For more information, please contact:

The Protocol Division
Office of the Prime Minister
1 Devon Road, Kingston 10
Jamaica, W I
Tel: (876) 927-9941-3; 929-8880-5 Ext. 2188

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