Tailors And Seamstresses Now Added To The List Of Essential Services


Tailors and seamstresses have been added to the list of essential services, in order to allow them to work and to distribute their goods within the curfew.

They were added to the list to allow them to increase production of face masks and other protective wear.

Starting today, it is now mandatory for persons to wear face masks in public or whenever they leave their homes.

Earlier this week, PM Browne announced that the list of essential services will be expanded to include financial institutions to provide limited cash services to the public on Thursday, April 9, 8am-12 noon.

Subsequently, limited cash service will be provided on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8am to 12 noon, subject to all staff and customers wearing masks.

Other essential services include:

  • Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda (to include Fire Service)
  • Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force
  • Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP)
  • Customs Department and ancillary staff to include freight forwarders
  • Immigration Department
  • Emergency Medical Services and E-911 Services
  • State Media
  • Her Majesty’s Prison
  • Air Traffic Control Service
  • Metrological Services
  • Trade Unions
  • CareGivers e.g. nurses, orderlies, Doctors, Hospitals, Clinics and pharmacy workers
  • Antigua Public Utilities Authority and any other utility/water providers
  • Air and Sea Port Workers (Administration and other staff)
  • Security Personnel (public and private)
  • National Office of Disaster Services
  • Medical and Paramedical Professions
  • Removal, handling or burial of deceased persons or disposal of dead animals
  • National Solid Waste Management Authority and all other departments for the collection, storage, treatment, and disposal of sewage, garbage or refuse
  • Telecommunications providers
  • Transportation Services to include LIAT 1974 Ltd. (Bus operators are to adequately protect themselves and patrons)


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  1. At this rate open the entire darn country and let the dead bury the dead as we are all dependent on each other.

  2. @Thong in cheek..for real! Why not let us end this curfew since there are so many essential workers who are needed out there. SMH!!!!

  3. This is crazy this virus is not even at it’s peak and you are practically opening up Antigua and Barbuda to the covid19 virus to spread more two deaths is two to much please people stay home and save your self and family

  4. Research has shown, that Shop Towels(cloth like) makes good filters. Hopefully, they are available to make the filters…
    A PPE such as a mask, is only as good as, its ability to filter and trap unwanted particles.

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