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More businesses approved to open in partial lockdown

More businesses approved to open in partial lockdown

Even as the territory has recorded a spate of new COVID-19 cases, Cabinet has taken bold steps to allow a broader category of business and entities to operate in the current 5:00 pm to 5:00 am, 14-day curfew that commenced from Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

Previously, only certain categories of essential businesses like supermarkets/minimarts, approved delivery services, healthcare providers, pharmacies/drug stores, bakeries, banks, fuel and LPG Station etc were allowed to operate.

Now according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in statements released last evening August 28, 2020, the National Security Council has now instructed the Attorney General to draft a new Curfew Order No. 29 to include a list of more business categories.


According to Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) in statements released last evening August 28, 2020, the National Security Council has now instructed the Attorney General to draft a new Curfew Order No. 29 to include a list of more business categories.

Additional businesses


Effective today, August 29, 2020, hardware and building supplies stores, suppliers of hurricane shutters, restaurants for takeout and deliveries, Computer equipment and office suppliers, Bakery supplies and Laundries for drop off and delivery/pick up services can now operate in addition to existing approve businesses,

Construction teams, churches and faith-based activities will also be allowed, however, gatherings will have a strict size limit of 10 people.

"We continue as a people to stem the tide as we navigate in ‘The New Regular’ of living and working with COVID-19. We remain under a daily curfew from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. for the time being," Hon Fahie said.

The Premier also strongly encouraged persons to limit their movements during the day in order to give Health Authorities an opportunity to engage in aggressive contact tracing.

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