COVID-19: Saint Lucia Announces Protocols For July 2 – August 27

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As we return to some level of normalcy, the Government of Saint Lucia is working towards
relaxing on the COVID-19 protocols.

However, Saint Lucians are asked to remain vigilant and continue to follow the necessary infection prevention and control measures to protect yourself, family, friends and others from the COVID-19 virus.

Following discussions, the Cabinet has decided on the following protocols for the period
Saturday July 2, 2022 to Saturday August 27, 2022.

Fully vaccinated travelers are required to provide proof of vaccination on arrival and do not
require a COVID-19 test. Unvaccinated travelers are required to provide a negative PCR test taken within five days prior to arrival in Saint Lucia.

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Quarantine requirements have been removed in relation to travelers.

In relation to mass crowd events (two hundred and more persons), all event organizers are
required to submit their plans to National Emergency Management Organisation NEMO in
accordance to the regular mass crowd guidelines.

Based on the present phase of the COVID-19 outbreak in Saint Lucia, home testing for COVID-19 is authorized. All restrictions on the importation of rapid antigen test kits has been removed.

The rapid antigen test is to be used as a screening tool and would require confirmation with a PCR test. Positive antigen rapid tests are required to be reported to the Epidemiology Unit in the Ministry of Health within 24 hours.

All other protocols remain in effect for this period.

The Government of Saint Lucia remains everyone to take personal responsibility and follow the protocols of wearing a face mask in public places and maintain general sanitation measures.

It is also recommended that you are fully vaccinated before attending mass crowd events. Let us all work together to reduce the impact of COVID-19 at this time.

Source: Ministry of Health, Wellness & Elderly Affairs

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Ban this mask mandate BS, one cannot eat and drink with mask on. Ridiculous !! Make face mask wearing a choice of the individual. St.Lucia, with all our open spaces and the nice air we breath and mostly sunlight all year round do not need all those restrictions especially at this time. For those who know they are at risk should wear a mask in public. For others, give them that choice. I can understand in the beginning of the pandemic, the whole world were in panic mood and all the restictions imposed were necessary, whether they worked or not. By the way, this is just my 2 cents, maybe 1 cent.

  2. When will the Governments of the world stop this BS in our faces will the SHEEPLE ever wake from their STUPAR and force the cancellation of these illegal Mandates.

    • It ends when the people say it ends. Take a look at the comments of CIS. Character is clearly suffering from Mass Formation Psychosis. The only 2 scientific studies examining use of masks to stop spread of convid showed no benefit for or a against (Bangladesh, Denmark). Yet here we are. There is absolutely no data on the subject of vaccinating kids less than 5 yet we are here. No benefit considering their risk profile yet severe and many risks (experimental medication). Those people have had the wool pulled over their eyes and it would take a monumental effort to get them out of the cult. At this point Fauci himself can go preach on the highest mountain that it was all a con and they would continue as is.

  3. The last time I checked the law books, the police commissioner was the authority for approving mass crowd events. Can someone please tell me why is approval being sought and granted by NEMO. Where is the police commissioner in all of this madness. I understand that during the health state of emergency the CHO had the powers but this situation no longer exists. I may be wrong but that arrangement does not seem right to me.

    • The Police continue to have a role in approving mass crowd events from a law and order perspective. NEMO too has a role under the Disaster Management Act of 2006. It does so in a context of disaster risk consistent with powers granted by the Minister.

    • The police continue to approve mass crowd events from a standpoint of law and order. NEMO also approves such events from a standpoint of disaster risk. It exercises these powers under the Disaster Management Act of 2006.

  4. I knew it was gonna happen. 200 or more persons for mass crowd events just in time for Carnival. Who this government is fooling? Carnival is bond to happen so by all means leading up to the Carnival date mass crowd numbers were going to increase. By now we should all know the game of politicians by now. Continuing taking citizens for a ride.

    • This requirement was removed because it was unenforceable. Well before Carnival, Event organisers routinely sought approval for events of 200 people knowing that they planned to have more. That practice has continued with carnival events. In view of the large number of planned carnival events, it was felt that the police would be overwhelmed.

      • China’s bank run victims planned to protest. Then their Covid health codes turned red

        (CNN)Liu, a 39-year-old tech worker in Beijing, arrived in the central city of Zhengzhou on Sunday with all the boxes ticked to travel under China’s stringent Covid restrictions.

        He had tested negative for Covid-19 the day before; his hotel had confirmed he could be checked in; and the health code on his phone app was green — meaning he had not been exposed to people or places deemed risks and was therefore free to travel.

        But when Liu scanned a local QR code to exit the Zhengzhou train station, his health code came back red — a nightmare for any traveler in China, where freedom of movement is strictly dictated by a color-code system imposed by the government to control the spread of the virus.

        Anyone with a red code — usually assigned to people infected with Covid or deemed by authorities to be at high risk of infection — immediately becomes persona non grata. They are banned from all public venues and transport, and are often subject to weeks of government quarantine.

        That all but derailed plans for Liu, who had come to Zhengzhou, the provincial capital of Henan province, to seek redress from a bank that has frozen his deposits. He had put his life savings — totaling about 6 million yuan ($890,000) — into a rural bank in Henan, and since April hasn’t been able to withdraw a penny.

    • When are they going to be done with these stupid masks already. And that sanitising of hands at every store you enter even though covid is air borne?

      • Mask wearing has helped to contain the spread of Covid, because as you’ve noted it is spread through the air; but hand sanitizing and hand washing remain among our best defenses against the virus. A Covid infected person who coughs in their hand and immediately thereafter shakes the hand of another person can transmit the virus to that person.

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