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Full List | Easter COVID curfew hours, markets and beaches to be closed

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness today announced changes to the government’s orders to restrict movement with the aim of limiting the spread of the coronavirus ( COVID-19).

Tighter measures will be imposed for the Easter weekend and afterwards, the nightly curfew will run from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m instead of 8 p.m to 6 a.m.

The measures will remain in force until April 21.

Please see details below:

New curfew hours

Wednesday, April 8
8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 9
8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Friday, April 10
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 11
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 12
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Monday, April 13
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 13
9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

*This nightly curfew period will remain in place until Tuesday, April 21

Market Opening Hours

Thursday, April 9
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 10
Closed

Saturday, April 11
7:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 12
Closed

Monday, April 13
Closed

Tuesday, April 14 and onward
After Easter, markets will revert to the previous hours of Sunday-Wednesday from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Beaches closed
All beaches will be closed over the Easter Weekend from Good Friday through Easter Monday.

Wearing marks
During the period from April 8-21, persons are being encouraged to wear a mask that is fitted to cover the nose and the mouth while in public places.

Over the period, the following categories of persons are required to wear a mask:
*Persons ill with respiratory or flu-like symptoms

*Persons caring for someone at home with a flu-like or respiratory illness

*Elderly persons, over the age of 65

*Persons with co-morbidities ( hypertension, diabetes, etc)

Stay in Place

With effect from April 8 to 21, persons 70 years & over and persons who are ill with flu-like or respiratory symptoms, shall remain at their place of residence, except that they may leave their premises once per day for food, medicine and other necessities of life.

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