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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO| Retail stores opens as of Monday June 1

Featured Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, May 31, 2020 - Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley has announced a further relaxation of the COVID-19 restrictions effective the first of June, as Trinidad and Tobago slowly reopens for business.

Addressing a media conference at the Diplomatic Center, St. Anns, Rowley said as of Monday, June 01, 2020, all retail businesses will be allowed to reopen but must close at 6 pm.

In addition, the entire public service will be allowed to resume work from Monday. All Managers will be asked to report for duty on June 01, 2020, while other members of staff will be allowed to report for duty on a rotation (every other day).

“If you don’t come out to work (tomorrow), you have to come to work on Tuesday,” prime ­minister Dr Keith Rowley said, as he ­announced the further liberalisation of Covid-19 restrictions in phase three, which starts tomorrow.

Those who want to try their luck with Lotto and other National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB) games can once again do so, but must line up according to physical distancing rules.

Professional services—engineers, architects, surveyors, etc—can report to work tomorrow.

All malls and book shops will be opened.

Tobago is “wide open for business”, as Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) from tomorrow will expand its air services in keeping with bookings to fly people to the sister isle; and the seabridge will also be ramped up.

“So getting to and from Tobago will no longer be restricted to a limi­ted number of flights and limited number of aircraft,” He noted that Tobago was now the “singular access to recreation” for the Trinidad population.

Other aspects of the reopening include:

– Hotels that have outdoor dining facilities will be allowed to serve their guests

– Maxis and taxis will be required to continue operating at 50 per cent capacity.

– Professional service providers can resume work.

– Air transport to Tobago will resume to meet the demand for flights.

– All the activities of the National Lotteries Control Board will resume.

– Gatherings will remain at 5. Funerals will be allowed to have gatherings of 10.

As of the 8th of June, Hairdressers, Barbers and Domestic Workers will be allowed to resume duties.

From June 22, 2020, all places of worship, beaches and Rivers will be allowed to reopen.
In addition, all sporting activities will be allowed to resume on that date.

  • Countries: Trinidad_Tobago

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