Government has made an amendment to its ‘limited and managed’ curfew hours to now allow supermarkets an extended time to open and operate from Thursday, April 2 to Saturday, April 4.
On those three dates (this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) supermarkets will be allowed to open from 8 am to 9 pm.
All other essential businesses will open from 6 am to 6 pm.
Premier Andrew Fahie made that announcement in a late-evening statement on Thursday, April 2 after shoppers with surnames beginning from ‘A’ through to ‘I’ overwhelmed supermarkets across the territory.
That ‘A – I’ category of shoppers have also been granted an additional day to shop.
“On Friday, only persons with surnames beginning from ‘J’ through ‘R’ are allowed to access the essential services. In addition, all persons with surnames from ‘A’ through ‘I’ who did not get to shop today will be allowed to shop on Friday, April 3,” the Premier stated.
He said “extra security” will be placed in all supermarkets to ensure social distancing measures and all other policies are followed.
Following the three days of limited and managed curfew — which ends at 9 pm on Saturday, April 4 — the territory will enter 14 days of 24-hour lockdown.