The territory-wide ’10 pm to 5 am’ curfew has been further relaxed to now run from midnight to 5 am daily.
Access to beaches has also been extended by two hours daily. The new beach hours are from 5 am to 7 pm.
In a statement issued late Wednesday, June 17, Premier Andrew Fahie said the new changes will take effect today, Thursday, June 18.
Mass gatherings, vessels
Premier Fahie also said Cabinet has approved for there to be an increase in mass gatherings for faith-based organisations, graduations, weddings and funerals only. One person per 64 square feet with a maximum of 100 people are permitted at these gatherings.
Additionally, private vessels will be allowed to operate within territorial waters during full daylight hours between 5 am and 7 pm. Premier Fahie said ferries will also be allowed to operate in territorial waters within the curfew hours that now run from 5 am to midnight.
Don’t let your guard down!
The Premier also delivered some words of caution as the territory moves closer to some sense of normalcy since the advent of COVID-19.
“I want to encourage all of us not to let down our guard. I am concerned that people are not social distancing standing six feet apart from each other. We are becoming complacent. We are not wearing our masks which should only cover our nose to our chin. Each day we ignore these important steps as COVID-19 continues, we are putting our lives at risk,” he said.
“I am asking all of us to do our part. Let us all continue to encourage each other. As we continue in this New Regular living and working with COVID-19, let us continue to be proactive. Let us continue to work in the oneness of purpose. Let us stay informed and remain laser-focused. Each of us has a role to play to help our economy and to keep us safe. We are in this together, and together we will defeat COVID-19. I am confident that you will stay the course,” the Premier added.
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