Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Monday night announced tighter COVID containment measures including new curfew hours as the Government races to slow the third wave of COVID-19 in Jamaica.
However, the prime minister has warned that no-movement days could be reintroduced if the measures do no halt the spread.
The measures will run for three weeks effective Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021)
CURFEWS Mondays to Fridays: 7pm to 5am Saturdays: 6pm to 5am Sundays: 2pm to 5am
BEACHES Those not under management control to be closed
Those under management control to be opened: Monday - Saturday: 6 am - 4pm Sundays: 6 am - 1 pm
RIVERS Only for rafting and domestic purposes
CHURCHES No more than 50 people allowed
FUNERALS No more than 30 persons
BURIALS Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 4 pm (No more than 30 minutes)
WEDDINGS No more than 50 persons
ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS No small or large event will be permitted.
NIGHTCLUBS & PLACES OF AMUSEMENT Closed
GYMS, RESTAURANTS, ZOOS & BARS To operate at 50 per cent of capacity
SCHOOLS The goal to start face-to-face learning is now challenged. The Government is now targeting mid-September. However, this depends on what happens in respect of the COVID spread amid the third wave.
Source: Jamaica Gleaner