Chamber welcomes early start to Phase 3: Time to focus on livelihoods
The Trinidad & Tobago Chamber says it is satisfied that Phase 3 of the opening of the country has been brought forward.
Phase 3, which was carded to take place from June 5, has been advanced to June 1.
During this phase, the public sector, all retail establishments, malls, professional services and bookstores will reopen.
In a statement, the Chamber commended the Government for its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.
It said the Government’s actions have undisputedly saved lives and "now it is time to focus on livelihoods responsibly".
"The Chamber is satisfied with this next phase which was brought forward. Monday June 1st signals the return to a more sustainable economic landscape and much relief for many businesses."
The Chamber has implored the business community to diligently follow the public health and safety protocols as advised by the Ministry of Health.
It said the responsible actions of all concerned will minimise the risk of a second wave occurring.
"The T&T Chamber supports the T&T Police Service’s role in enforcing the policies. It is critical we all comply to the No Mask, No Service policy, this will keep our employees and customers safe, as well as ensure that the other phases are brought forward earlier."