Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Saint Lucia Announces Changes To COVID-19 Prevention & Control Measures

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Saint Lucia has announced changes to measures previously approved for COVID-19 prevention and control.

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George and Deputy Police Commissioner, Milton Desir, attended a nationally televised briefing Tuesday where the new measures were announced:

  • Registered farmers and fisher folk to be included on the essential list of activities;
  • Faith based organizations may hold daily or regular religious ceremonies within the established protocols with numbers determined by the square footage of the building in keeping with a COVID-19 response plan approved by the Ministry of Equity;
  • Faith based organizations may hold special religious rites including weddings and funerals with a maximum of 25 persons in attendance; 
  • Suspension on sale and disposal of intoxicating liquor be maintained until 24th February, 2021.  Upon the lifting of the suspension, no consumption of intoxicating liquor shall be permitted on licensed premises, during the period 25th February, 2021 to 16th March, 2021;
  • Restaurants and other food establishments shall operate ONLY with a take-away service;
  • Commercial and business enterprises may be opened for business and permitted to operate within the established protocols, with minimal operation using a blended approach;
  • Indoor and outdoor training and gym workouts be permitted within the established protocols; and prohibition on contact and non-contact competitive sporting activities shall remain in place.
  • Measures shall remain in effect from 17th February, 2021 to 16th March, 2021.
  • The curfew is now from 7.00 pm to 4.00 am.

 

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