Government has moved to extend the territory’s curfew for an additional 14-days, effective from Friday July 23.
Minister for Health Carvin Malone made the disclosure while delivering a statement during a recent COVID-19 update.
He said the decision was made following the recommendations handed to Cabinet from the Health Emergency Operations Centre (HEOC).
“As we continue to navigate what we call the unchartered waters, Cabinet following a report from the HEOC Unified Command team, decided to renew the curfew order for a further fourteen (14) days from 7:00 pm to 5:00 a.m. effective July 23, 2021. Meaning that the current curfew will run up until July 23 and then be renewed for a further 14 days,” he stated.
Stay At Home Order
Malone further encouraged persons to limit their outdoor activities during the curfew period, stating that persons should remain indoors unless required to conduct essential business during the day period.
He said, “In support of this extended curfew, Cabinet decided that members of the public should stay at home and work remotely where possible and persons should avoid loitering at all cost. It is expected that between the non-curfew hours of 5:01 a.m. and 6:59 p.m., members of the public should stay at home unless for purposes of work or conducting business, obtaining services or supplies, including for the purpose of COVID-19 testing or vaccination, or any approved outdoor exercises,” he explained.
Restrictions on in-person prison visits extended
The minister also revealed that Cabinet decided to extend the restrictions placed on in-person visits to Her Majesty’s Prison for a further period of 14 days from July 20.
This decision is with the exception of emergency situations which will be determined by the prison to necessitate such a visit.