Gas station workers who come in direct contact with the public would now be required to wear face masks while on the job.
Gas stations are among the few businesses considered essential by the government to operate on a limited basis while the 24-hour curfew is in effect.
Minister of Information, Melford Nicholas said the gas station owners will be mandated to provide the protective equipment for their staff.
“I’m now disclosing for the first time that the Cabinet is seeking now to mandate all service stations to provide their frontline staff including those persons who will tend the gas pumps to provide them with face masks”, the Minister said Friday at the Post Cabinet Press Briefing.
The Minister also encouraged members of the public to wear masks when leaving their homes but said this is not yet a mandatory requirement.
“It has been now demonstrated that masks have been able to assist persons in remaining safe and has assisted in dampening the infection rate that would be caused by COVID”, he said.
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Good suggestion. However, Face Mask is a scarcity on the island.
Dealing with toxic fumes this should have been a SOP. COVID19 should not cause this too happen.
We have much work to do, to put in place very basic things that makes sense.
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