Saturday 28 November, 2020

Bars, beaches, casinos, cinemas, restaurants reopen on Monday

Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley

Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley

Government continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions in Trinidad and Tobago.

From Monday, bars, beaches, rivers, casinos, private members clubs, cinemas and gyms will resume operations, as the country moves into the next phase of the gradual reopening of the economy.

Restaurants will also be allowed to restart dine-in services. All establishments will be required to close at 10 pm. Supermarkets can return to normal operating hours.

There will also be a full reopening of all malls including food courts.

The zoo and amusement parks will reopen, while team sports will recommence without spectators. Horse racing will also resume, but physical distancing rules must be observed.

Educational institutions will only be allowed to reopen for the purposes of examination. However, daycares and pre-schools will remain closed until September.

The Public Service will return to regular operations, with optimisation of flexi-time and virtual meetings.

Public transport will now operate at 100 percent capacity, while congregation in public spaces will be increased from 10 to 25 people.

Although beaches and rivers will reopen to the public, parties and party boats are not permitted.

Funerals, weddings and christenings will now follow the guidelines for places of worship as outlined by the Ministry of Health.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley provided the update at a media conference at the Scarborough Library in Tobago on Saturday.

To date, Trinidad and Tobago has recorded 123 positive COVID-19 cases. There are currently six active cases.

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