Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Barbers, hairdressers return on June 8, church on June 12

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced that from Monday, June 8, self-care services will recommence following the COVID-19 hiatus. Religious services will be able to reconvene under special circumstances from June 12. 

Dr Rowley had previously announced the possibility of the opening two weeks ago but confirmed the news in a press conference today. 

Also returning to work, gardeners, maids and other domestic workers. 

Public transport services will be able to operate at a 75 per cent capacity. 

On religious institutions, Dr Rowley said that those in charge are to keep these services to one hour only. Participants are also expected to maintain physical distancing and wear masks while present. 

They are also expected to provide hand sanitiser and other hygiene products available.  

Dr Rowley, in naming dates for further COVID-19 relaxations, announced that on June 22, he expects that the full public service will be able to return to work. On that date, he also expects that bars, cinemas, gyms, casinos and in-house dining will also be able to return. Sporting activities, without crowds of spectators, are also expected to return. 

He says a confirmation on this and guidelines governing the reopening will be made on June 20. 

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