Cabinet Notes: The Cabinet reiterated its policy, embedded in law, to bring an end to all commercial activity on Christmas eve at 8:00 pm.
Only essential services may continue past that hour. Gasoline stations and pharmacies are the essential services that may go beyond 8:00 pm.
Churches are allowed to continue their worship services past midnight on these two nights but must end in-time to allow worshipers to return home by 1:00 am, on both Christmas eve and Old Year’s Night/New Year’s Day.
Private parties are limited to 10 persons only (no longer 25) and are to end before 1:00 am on Old Year’s night/New Year’s Day.
Hotels may also continue to celebrate the New Year up until 1:00 am on Old Year’s Night/New Year’s eve.
Beaches are open on the holidays for limited hours from 5:00 am to 1:00 pm on the three holidays that are on the calendar, to wit: Christmas Day, Boxing Day (x2), and New Year’s Day. Some consideration is being given to expanding the hours to maybe 3:00 pm.
Boxing Day, the Cabinet decided, will be celebrated on Saturday, December 26, and Monday, December 28, the latter to be confirmed by a Governor General’s proclamation.
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