The Office of the Commissioner of Police has announced that that commencing today, Friday, October 16, 2020, approval for all Loud Speaker Permits are suspended until further notice.
According to a statement issued Friday afternoon, anyone who received prior approval, either for today and any future date, is hereby notified that such permission has been revoked.
“This measure is necessary at this time to assist in the national COVID-19 control efforts,” the statement noted.
“The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force apologizes for and wishes to express its understanding for the inconvenience this may cause, but reminds all affected parties that our health and safety are foremost,” it observed.
According to the statement, whilst gatherings of no more than 100 persons in attendance are permissible, the playing of any amplified music is prohibited.
It disclosed that the measure will be reviewed once the public health officials have deemed it safe to do so and a notice of the reinstatement of permits will be published.
“The RSLPF continues to urge our citizenry to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols, particularly as they relate to social distancing and the wearing of masks in public forums. Stay safe Saint Lucia,” the police statement concluded.