Cabinet has revoked the existing curfew that was in effect in the British Virgin Islands for the last several weeks.
Health Minister made that announcement in an audio broadcast Friday evening, October 15. He indicated that the curfew revocation is among a number of restrictions that have either been discontinued or relaxed.
Minister Malone said Cabinet also decided that effective Saturday October 16, “there shall be no restrictions on gatherings except in the case of an ‘event'”.
Events include social occasions or activities such as parties, festivals, etcetera. Organised sporting activities as well as conventions, conferences, and meetings are also defined as ‘events’.
During such events, organisers and the proprietors of the premises hosting the event must ensure that the physical distancing protocols and sanitisation measures are adhered to.
They must also ensure that attendance at the event is restricted to no more than one person per nine square feet, unless otherwise approved by the Minister for Health.
Malone further noted that the previous six-feet social-distancing requirement at gatherings have been reduced to three feet.
These relaxed measures were decided when Cabinet met on Wednesday of this week. The decisions have come at a time when the number of active cases in the territory dropped to four.
“But we are not out of the woods,” the Health Minister cautioned. “We must realise that the Delta and the Mu variants are still within our community. We must realise that throughout the world challenges exist when it comes to COVID-19.”
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