British Virgin Islands to remove COVID protocols, quarantine, mask all set to drop

As per the new protocols, the citizens of the country who tested positive for the novel coronavirus would no longer have to go through quarantine after the government has decided to remove all these restrictions. 

British Virgin Islands to remove COVID protocols, quarantine, mask all set to drop
British Virgin Islands to remove COVID protocols, quarantine, mask all set to drop

British Virgin Islands: The government of the British Virgin Islands announced the revised protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic as the country witnessed a decline in daily infection. The new protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic will come into effect on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. 

As per the new protocols, the citizens of the country who tested positive for the novel coronavirus would no longer have to go through quarantine after the government has decided to remove all these restrictions

Health Minister Marlon Penn announced the following protocols: 

  • The mandatory isolation of the cases, quarantine of contacts of cases, and contact tracing will no longer be in effect. 
  • Masks will no longer be mandatory across the British Virgin Islands. 
  • However, private companies, and service providers have to wear a mask against the COVID-19 pandemic and some will apply to the public sectors that offer social and health care, border protection, and other front-facing departments where risk could be presented. 
  • Residents were encouraged to wear a well-fitted mask if they are positive for COVID-19 or you have been in close contact with the COVID-positive person or in any kind of mass gatherings or communal transportation.

Further guidance for the COVID-19-positive people will be issued this week. The British Virgin Islands will become the first territory in the Caribbean that has decided to end the mandatory five to 14-day isolation for the COVID-19-positive patients and their contacts. 

He stated,” As we are approaching the most of the fewer restrictions so we must remain vigilant and prepared as new variants are spreading and emerging ghastly as the pandemic is not yet over.”

He encouraged people to remain cautious against the pandemic and other emerging variants and stressed that people should inform other people about how to protect themselves. It is really important to take special care to safeguard seniors, children chronically ill and other vulnerable persons.