No change in COVID-19 restrictions


Amid rumors that “no movement days” were to be announced by Prime Minister Gaston Browne, the Cabinet said today that all measures announced last week have not changed.

All the measures put in place last Wednesday, August 25, 2021, for a period of two weeks, in order to reduce the further spread of Covid, remain in effect. Nothing changes. Curfew begins at 8:00 pm and ends at 5:00 am.


Bars and clubs remain closed; restaurants can only serve meals to go; churches may hold services but the limit of 25 is imposed; funerals and weddings are also reduced to 25 in the church, and to 10 persons at the cemetery and at the feast house.


-The evidence reaching the contact-tracing officials point to a disregard of quarantine conditions when men and women are assigned to homes; they unlawfully break the quarantine and go to the supermarket, to banks, and even to work, mixing with others.


The Public Health Act places the responsibility on employers to ensure that those who have been placed in quarantine do not enter into workplaces; specially designated police will be assigned to removing those persons from work spaces and to ensure that they are placed in better-confined places from which they cannot stray.


-As the Covid infects more people, more nurses and other trained medical professionals are required to staff the new centers that are opening to meet the needs of the sick.


The Cabinet agreed to employing more nurses, even temporarily, as the Covid-infected number rises; proper care requires additional personnel, the Acting CMO asserted.

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  1. The government and their business bosses will resist lockdown as long as possible until more of us are sick or dead. Already patients who need a bed are suffering because they are being used by covid patients. Lockdowns are bad, but public health disasters are worse. Health must come before profit

    • I would suggest that if the government decides on shutting down it sends 90% of government workers home without pay for 3 month leading up to the lock down and see if the sentiments remain the same.

  2. Pray tell, from WHERE will Sir Health magically procure these additional nurses & care staff in short-order?

    Big countries have been aggressively targeting Caribbean & African nurses since last year to go work in the cold, with better remuneration packages, relocation assistance etc.

    Many small countries short of professional nurses and crying for help.

    So, Sir Health, do tell us what the scheme is?

  3. I wonder how does this lock down help. When people on quarantine are not monitored properly . When on quarantine the health officials don’t answer your questions via whatsapp or email… the bracelets batteries die and the health officials don’t have a clue. So what u think people will do…they will take their irresponsible selves and go lime all over and spread covid.

  4. Wworld dictator traitor tyrant liar thief bully HT Gaston Browne and his cesspool gang of creative enrichment schemers continue to allow vaccinated tourists to come here and spread the variant and stops us from moving around our country as we like.

    We are nothing but their slaves. All of them need to be brought to justice for the kidnapping abduction and execution style murder of Nigel Christian because he found out who was behind the “forged” signatures at the Port. His family deserves justice.

    They also need to be brought to justice for the abduction kidnapping and human trafficking HT of Mehul Choksi.

    No one is above the law especially govt ministers and police.

  5. Why not let those that are vaccinated out of their house and live normal lives!!! The government wants ppl to get vaccinated but treats them just like those that are not vaccinated. No incentive to get vaccinated in this country! Poor government management.

  6. No incentives?! So what happen to cash for Vax KFC for Vax $50 epicurean voucher? Just gimme one break!!!

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