On Tuesday February 1, 2022 at 5:00a.m., the new COVID-19 regulations will take effect bringing an end to the nigh-time curfew, increasing the number of persons allowed to gather and allowing for the re-opening of schools among other amendments.
Under the Public Health (COVID-19 Suppression) (No.2) Order, S.R.O. 5 of 2022 the number of persons allowed to gather in a public place is 25. However, this limitation on gathering does not apply to:
Schools are allowed to open, once previously submitted sanitisation plans were approved by the Minister of Health. The school must therefore implement previously established sanitisation measures and COVID-19 protection protocols, to include:
Religious establishments are allowed to operate without a limit on the number of persons allowed in attendance. However, the church leader or Pastor must ensure that:
As it relates to the operations of restaurants, cook-shops and bars, the owners can resume dine in services, once the owner previously submitted a seating and sanitisation plan which was already approved by the Minister of Health. The social distancing and sanitisation precautions which were previously implemented are expected to continue at the establishments.
Guidelines on the operations of the public service will be issued by the Deputy Governor.
All other previously established COVID-19 regulations remain unchanged.
Public Health (COVID-19 Suppression) (No.2) Order, S.R.O. 5 of 2022 can be read or downloaded from the Government website at the following link: