Even as government introduces a less restricted curfew regime that will run for 14 days starting Thursday, April 2, Governor Augustus Jaspert is advising residents that the BVI is “not out of the woods yet”.
“Life will not be turning back to normal yet and you will be expected to remain at home unless you are venturing out for essential business or unless you are an essential worker on the way to or from your place of work,” the governor said during a live public broadcast Tuesday evening.
And although persons are allowed out to access certain goods and services such as food, gas, banking and medical services, government is collaborating with select establishments to introduce pick-up and home-delivery services.
These services would not only cater to residents’ grocery needs but their waste management needs as well.
“A territory-wide curbside garbage collection will be taken forward and further details will be set out,” Governor Jaspert said.
“We will be exploring with the supermarkets and others increased home deliveries and the introduction of curbside pickups. Cabinet tomorrow will be agreeing proposals to stagger access to shops and services. That means not everybody in the territory will be able to access services at the same time … Those in vulnerable categories should not go out and home delivery options really are what must be followed,” he added.
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