Sunday 25 October, 2020

Remember the tighter curfew hours for the Labour Day holiday period

File photo of the security forces in operation.

File photo of the security forces in operation.

As announced by the Government, the nightly island-wide curfew is to be tightened for the Labour Day holiday period.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement recently during an update to the nation on the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The nightly curfew which currently runs from 8pm to 5am, is to be adjusted for Sunday, May 24 and on Labour Day, Monday May 25.

On Sunday the curfew will be from 3pm to 8am on Monday May 25.

And on Labour Day, Monday, May 25, the hours of the curfew will run from 3pm to 5am on Tuesday, May 26.

Thereafter, the nightly curfew will run from 9pm to 5am from May 26 through to May 31.

According to Holness, business owners will be expected to use their discretion in terms of teir business hours, to allow for their staff to be able to travel home ahead of the curfew hours.

Also, provisions have been made for transport operators to be on the road one hour after the curfew hours.

Holness reiterated that under the Disaster Risk Management Order, all places of amusement, such as public beaches, water attractions, rivers and falls, cinemas, clubs, amusement arcade, skating rink etc, should remain closed until May 31.

Additionally, persons are reminded that under the current Disaster Risk Management Order, they are required to wear a mask in public spaces, and maintain physical distancing of six feet from the nearest person.

Persons at the age of 65 years and older are also required to remain inside (at home) except for once per day to conduct the essentials of life.

Holness urged everyone to adhere to the public health guidelines as the Government and relevant authorities work to keep the nation safe.

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