Media Release: Extension of COVID-19 protocols

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by Ministry of Health
CURRENT PROTOCOLS WILL BE EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER SEVEN DAYS EFFECTIVE TODAY, SEP. 15.

My fellow Saint Lucians, as we continue to manage with this COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Saint Lucia recognizes the efforts of all who are adhering to the COVID-19 protocols. However, we are still at a critical phase and we need to do more to reduce the transmission rate of the virus.

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. The extended protocols shall commence on Wednesday September 15, 2021 and end on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Please note that the curfew for Tuesday September 14, 2021 starts at 7pm and ends at 4am the following day.




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 and restaurants.

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).

During this period, the Government of Saint Lucia will meet with stakeholders and the newly reconstituted COVID-19 Management Center to review the COVID-19 situation and provide a further update on the protocols. Let us all continue adhering to the protocols to reduce transmission of the COVID-19 virus and return to some level of normalcy.

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