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Full List | New COVID containment measures

Published:Monday | August 9, 2021 | 8:10 PM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness speaking at a press conference on August 9, 2021.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Monday night announced tighter COVID containment measures including new curfew hours as the Government races to slow the third wave of COVID-19 in Jamaica.

However, the prime minister has warned that no-movement days could be reintroduced if the measures do no halt the spread.

The measures will run for three weeks effective Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021)

CURFEWS
Mondays to Fridays: 7pm to 5am
Saturdays: 6pm to 5am
Sundays: 2pm to 5am

BEACHES
Those not under management control to be closed

Those under management control to be opened:
Monday - Saturday: 6 am - 4pm
Sundays: 6 am - 1 pm

RIVERS
Only for rafting and domestic purposes

CHURCHES
No more than 50 people allowed

FUNERALS
No more than 30 persons

BURIALS
Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 4 pm (No more than 30 minutes)

WEDDINGS
No more than 50 persons 

ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS
No small or large event will be permitted.

NIGHTCLUBS & PLACES OF AMUSEMENT
Closed

GYMS, RESTAURANTS, ZOOS & BARS
To operate at 50 per cent of capacity

SCHOOLS
The goal to start face-to-face learning is now challenged. The Government is now targeting mid-September. However, this depends on what happens in respect of the COVID spread amid the third wave.

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