Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Protocols To Curtail Spread Of COVID-19 Extended

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Press Release:-  Following recommendations from the Command Centre, the Government of Saint Lucia has extended COVID-19 Prevention and Control Protocols until May 30th 2021, as Saint Lucia continues to manage the spread of COVID-19.

The Government of Saint Lucia is currently monitoring the situation regarding the
spread of COVID-19 and notes that over the last week we have registered an increase
in the number of active cases.

The Government calls on all to continue practicing the infection prevention and control
measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep us safe.

The following protocols also remain:
• The curfew remains from 9:00PM to 4:00AM daily.

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•WORK FROM HOME AND REDUCED CONTACT MEETINGS
All agencies and businesses will continue to implement a Blended Service/ Operations
Approach where possible for the employees.

•BUSINESS OPERATING HOURS
All business operations and commercial activities shall cease operation at 9:00PM to
4:00AM daily, as guided by curfew enforced through the State of Emergency.

•RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIAL GATHERINGS
Social Gatherings are restricted to no more than ten (10) people of immediate family.
In public and private settings, individuals are encouraged to limit their contact as much
as possible and adhere to all the necessary protocol as well as mindful to general
hygiene procedure. No allowance is given for mass gathering social events of any kind
or loud music permits.

•RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
All daily or regular church and religious services are permitted in accordance with
social distancing protocols. Religious institutions may carry out services according to
the square footage of the church. This is guided by each institution’s guidelines and
protocols approved by the Ministries of Equity and Health. Special religious rites,
including Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals will be limited to a maximum of fifty (50)
individuals (inclusive of observers and the service leaders).

•SPECIAL EVENTS
Boat Excursions for up to 10 persons. This is only permissible for Crewed Yacht
Charters and family boaters. Excursion plans must be reported to the lighthouse ahead
of the journey. Absolutely no day boat party charters will be allowed.

•RESTRICTIONS ON ALCOHOL SALES
The sale of alcohol is permitted at Supermarkets, Minimarts, Gas Stations, Restaurants
and Bars. Stand-alone bars to operate during the business hours of 11:00AM until
8:00PM, allowing ONLY Take-Away services. Licensed restaurants are permitted to
serve liquor as part of dine-in services. Strict measures of protocol enforcement and a
NO TOLERANCE POLICY will be in effect. Licensed restaurants and bars to display
all necessary licenses and revised capacity as per COVID-19 protocol for their
establishment in a conspicuous place

•RESTRICTIONS ON SPORTING ACTIVITY
All competitive and high-contact sporting activities, inclusive of in-door and outdoor
trainings, local competitions or social activities are prohibited. Provisions apply for
individual or immediate family households to exercise in a safe, open-air space. Gyms
are permitted per square footage and protocols. A non-contact sporting activity is
allowed if there are no more than fifteen persons in attendance excluding spectators and
crowds.

•SCHOOLS ARE ALLOWED IN-CLASS TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION
FOR THIRD TERM
Schools are to follow strict protocols and regulations issued by the Ministry of Health
and Ministry of Educations continuity plan for schools in Saint Lucia to operate safely
on a specified system.

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