Commencing Wednesday, April 22, essential workers in uniform can access approved supermarkets on Tortola and Virgin Gorda.
A government-commissioned media release said these supermarkets are only allowed to serve persons with government-issued identification cards between the hours of 8 am to 7 pm.
“The approved list of uniformed emergency essential workers include Health Services Authority, police, fire, electricity, Water & Sewerage, Customs, Immigration, Her Majesty’s Prison, Waste Management, Ports Authority, Airport Authority, Adina Donovan Home, Safe Haven Transitional Centre, Rainbow Children’s Home and Special Services Centre, and the Department of Information and Public Relations,” the release said.
On Tortola, the approved supermarkets are Bobby’s Supermarket, Riteway Food Market in Pasea Estate and OneMart Superstore.
The approved supermarkets for Virgin Gorda are RiteWay Food Market, Buck’s Food Market and Rosy’s Supermarket.
“All other essential workers are to access grocery stores through online and deliveries services,” the release added.
Some residents, in the meantime, have been experiencing long waiting times as it relates to ordering food supplies online and having them delivered.
As for others who’ve been given government-issued food packages; several hundred deliveries have been made so far.
Persons are not able to leave their homes to shop personally because of the extended COVID-19 curfew that is expected to come to an end on Sunday, April 26.
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