Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs Minister, Moses Jn Baptiste, has announced adjustments in Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 protocols as the country battles a surge in cases of the virus.
In a statement Thursday, Jn Baptiste disclosed that the adjusted protocols will be in place commencing Friday, September 3, until Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
The Minister’s statement is reproduced below:
In a previous statement issued on Wednesday September 1, 2021 the public was informed of the government’s intention to revisit the protocols as they relate to bars and restaurants.
After discussions and dialogue with the Command Center the following recommendations proposed for adjustments were approved. The adjusted measures will start from Friday September 3, 2021 to Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
The following adjustments in the COVID-19 protocols are:
1. Suspension of the sale and disposal of intoxicating liquor at bars, rum shops and restaurants.
2. Sale and disposal of intoxicating liquor from a supermarket, gas station or wholesaler with a valid liquor license will be permitted. (No consumption of intoxicating liquor will be
permitted on licensed premises)
3. Suspension of dine-in services at restaurants and food establishments. Take away (grab and go) and delivery services will be permitted.
4. Recreational/social activities at hotels will be permitted on property during curfew hours,
provided that such activities take place on property. Water sports and other water related
activities such boat rides, skiing etc. must be suspended during the 24hour weekend curfew(from Saturday 4:00 pm to Monday 4:00 am).
5. The above measures along with the other current protocols (curfew hours and other
restrictions) shall remain in effect for the period commencing Friday September 3rd until
Tuesday September, 14th, 2021.
Let us all adhere to the COVID-19 protocols stipulated by the Government of Saint Lucia.
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