Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet announced that 200 wardens are being recruited to assist the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force and the village and city councils with the enforcement of COVID-19 protocols.
This is part of new measures enacted to control the spread of COVID-19 in saint Lucia.
“We’re looking to recruit approximately 200 new people who will be working with the police and also the village councils and the city councils. We know that enforcement is a critical component to this. We are working with the business communities who are also looking to make resources available specifically with the bars to help in the enforcement of those protocols.”
Some of the areas of concern which require additional enforcement are the adherence to grab and go services at stand-alone bars, the illegal entry of persons into the country, and the compliance of organizers to the suspension of social gatherings.
Prime Minister Hon. Allen Chastanet said while enforcement is a necessity, individuals should also take responsibility by adhering to the protocols.
“We have to be disciplined, wear our face masks, and continue to practice social distancing,” he stated.