Governor Augustus Jaspert has said that persons on government’s approved list of essential services must reapply for a digital curfew pass during this newly-extended lockdown period which runs until 6 am on Sunday, April 26.
The Governor said government’s newest approved list of delivery companies, supermarkets, and minimarts involved in supplying or delivering items will also need to get an approval pass.
“Passes for persons on this list will be managed by the Ministry of Health and issued by the Deputy Governor’s Office under the authority of the Curfew Act which I will sign,” the Governor said.
“Passes can only be used within the specified period and businesses assigned and only whilst on duty and is only valid to one assignee,” he added.
How to apply
The Governor further explained the process which persons will have to undertake to retrieve the digital pass.
He said, “applications for passes should be sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org by listing the business name, pass holder, email address, phone number and general reason for the application.”
“They will be sent out electronically and people must carry ID with them to accompany the electronic pass if needed.”
Latest list and previously-approved list
The list of approved businesses allowed to provide services are bakeries, commercial farmers, water production delivery services, persons engaged in legal and financial services, heads of the Financial Services Commission and the Financial Investigation Agency, and commercial fishermen.
The previous list of essential services who may seek renewed passes include police officers, Customs and Immigration officers, emergency call handlers, private security officers and service providers, public and private sector waste management services, fuel distribution and delivery services and public and private sector social care providers.
It also included the courts, senior magistrate and coroner, mortuary services, humanitarian support, freight courier and cargo distribution, laundry services, media and broadcast providers, farming, agriculture, fishery and veterinarian services.
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