Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has announced the phased reopening of businesses and the public service effective next Monday May 4th with strict guidelines for how entities and people operate.
Those guidelines include :
- All people are asked to wear masks in public.
- Travel to workplaces wherever possible should be done alone or on PSVs at 60% capacity with one person per row.
- No non-essential visitors to workplaces
- All employees must wash hands on arrival and departure.
- There must be 6ft spacing of staff at work and regular cleaning of surfaces, increased handwashing stations and increased ventilation.
- Employees should bring their food to work and limit purchases off-premises.
Ms. Mottley says this phase two will allow the reopening of such companies and services as:
Construction and Mining
Finance and Insurance
Food and Beverage
Health and medical services
Beaches will also be open between 6 am and 9 am and alcohol sales will resume but no consumption will be allowed in public.
The Prime Minister said this would be reviewed in two weeks and adjustments could be made with the next stage of reopening, phase three possibly including:
- Book stores
- Clothing stores
- Flower shops
- Barbers and beauty shops
The new curfew hours are from 8pm- 5 am.
School classes will start electronically next Monday 4th May.
Also effective next Monday, additional government departments will open