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EXTREME COVID-19 RELAXATIONS

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Prime Minister Dean Barrow held a press conference today, May 29, 2020 to discuss further relaxation of the current state of emergency. 

Among those restrictions that are set to change are the following:

  • social gatherings of up to forty (40) persons while continuing to practice social distancing;
  • tacos and other street vendors can now reopen, but will need to comply with certain sanitary protocols. Those protocols are being finalized and will be handed personally to those who have emerged as the leaders of the street vendor community;
  • all restaurants are now allowed to operate on condition that the physical distancing and other rules will still apply;
  • the re-institution of Boledo and Sunday Lottery sales;
  • casinos are allowed to be reopened, but neither smoking nor alcohol consumption is to be allowed as yet;
  • gyms are now allowed to reopen in accordance with strict guidelines ratified by the National Oversight Committee;
  • all non-contact open air sports are permitted for practice and exercise purposes;
  • exercise hours are no longer restricted to the 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.;
  • sport fishing is now allowed;
  • a change in curfew hours for Fridays and Saturdays only. Curfew on those days will be from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.; curfew hours remain the same for all other days;
  • minors can move about from 5:00 a.m. up to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 p.m. on weekends if, and only if, they are accompanied by a responsible adult;

Discussions are still ongoing regarding the 2020 graduation and prom season. 

The amended Statutory Instrument comes into effect on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

Click here for the full transcript of the Prime Minister’s press conference.

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