CABINET NOTES: The Cabinet reviewed the four-day beach restriction which was imposed over the Easter Holiday.
Since there was appreciable compliance with the restrictions and no evidences of a spike in illness, hospitalization or death in the days following, the stage is set for deciding which policy will govern the upcoming holidays on Labour Day and Whit Monday.
The Cabinet has signaled its willingness to relax the hours of restriction for beach use; however, the rate of infection over the coming weeks will largely determine the policy.
Reversing infection rates and eliminating the potential of a super-spreader-event are the major purpose served by the restrictions.
The Cabinet will also give consideration to allowing bars to open for limited hours, and for restaurants to serve guests for a longer period each day.
However, these relaxations, should they come, will strictly enforce whatever conditions are imposed, supported by fines for those who disregard the rules. Achieving normalcy gradually is the object of the Cabinet policy-making, supported by the science not guesswork.
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