CASTRIES, May 30, 2021 - The Government of Saint Lucia has amended the COVID-19 Prevention and Control regulations, to allow some concessions for persons fully vaccinated against COVID-19, based on the protection being provided by vaccination in keeping with the science.
Returning nationals and visitors with a negative PCR test and who are fully vaccinated will not require quarantine and random testing will be done at all arrival points. This is the word from the government in a statement which said that the approved amendments are effective 31st May 2021 to 30th June 2021.
Despite the new regulations however, the Chief Medical Officer, CMO, retains the power to place visitors in quarantine in order to protect public health. Social events with up to 50 fully vaccinated persons may be permitted after authorization through the Ministry of Health.
The statement says the government “is encouraged that the changes will allow certain sectors negatively impacted by COVID-19 to commence or expand operations and asks that as we continue to monitor the situation regarding the spread of COVID-19, all should practice the infection prevention and control measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep us safe.”
“Saint Lucia is still at a critical point in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipate the risks involved and will continue to strengthen the public health system. We urge the public to act responsibly and ask for the full cooperation in the safe implementation of the new measures in place,” the statement said.