Construction Sector Set To Re-Open April 27

Press Release:- In preparation for the reopening of the Construction Sector on Monday April 27, 2020, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports Energy and Labour encourages Quarry Operators, Producers of concrete, Contractors and Construction Firms to apply for permission to operate under the “Emergency Powers (Disasters)(COVID-19) (Curfew) No.6 Order”.

Qualifying Contractors and Firms will be mandated to operate in accordance with Part IV (Occupational Safety and Health) of the Labour Act Cap. 16.04 of the Revised Laws of Saint Lucia as well as national COVID-19 Protocols for the construction sector, established specifically to combat the current pandemic.  

Application Forms and related information,  are now available via the Government of Saint Lucia`s website or by contacting the Department of Labour via email [email protected] 

In keeping with the provisions of the Labour Act, the Department of Labour reserves the right to enter into and inspect any construction site or quarry to ensure compliance with the Laws of Saint Lucia.

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour looks forward to the support of all construction sector players, as Government moves towards the restoration of the economy in these uncertain times.

For further information please contact the Department of Labour at  telephone no. 460 0808 or via email [email protected] or [email protected]



  1. PS of infra and the Labour Minister dont know that all hardware/building material stores were opened 2 weeks ago by the PM? Dont take my word for it…just be informed with reality!

  2. I hope these Companies have everything in place for the protection of their Employees to avoid the spread of that Virus

    • New studies show virus dont survive in high heat. They should be fine unless one has it and is not practising social distancing.

      • My friend Stop the Stupidity need to do some reading. He really is not up to date. To be more precise … the virus does not survive long on surface or in the air in high temperature and humidity for long period (half hour) from the latest study.

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