Minister of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs, Moses Jn Baptiste, has announced that after discussions and dialogue with the members of the Command Center, the decision was made to extend the COVID-19 protocols currently in place for another seven days.
“We are still at a critical phase and we need to do more to reduce the
transmission rate of the virus,” Jn Baptiste explained.
The extended protocols will commence on Wednesday September 15, 2021 and end on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 and the Minister said that the curfew for Tuesday September 14, 2021 starts at 7pm and ends at 4am the following day.
The Minister, in a statement Monday, disclosed that the COVID-19 protocols are as follows:
1. Curfew will be in effect Monday to Friday from 7pm and ends at 4am;
Saturday curfew starts at 4pm and ends on Monday at 4am. This means that there
will be a 24-hour curfew on Sunday
2. Suspension of the sale and disposal of intoxicating liquor at bars, rum shops
3. 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)
4. Suspension of dine-in services at restaurants and food establishments. Take
away (grab and go) and delivery services will be permitted.
5. 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).
The Minister’s full statement appears below: