Castries, St Lucia: Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs has announced the new COVID-19 protocols for the coming months on Friday, April 29, 2022. As per the reports, the new COVID-19 guidelines will come into effect on April 30, 2022. It will be imposed till June 3, 2022.
Minister of Health Moses Jn Baptiste declared the protocols and stated that every COVID related measure would remain the same as the previous ones.
He said that the impact of the novel coronavirus is still on the ground as the country is recorded daily cases. In addition to that, the mass gatherings and events are strengthening the transmission of the viral infection.
Baptiste further remarked by keeping the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in mind; the Cabinet has decided to continue the protocols and restrictions in place.
So, Health Minister Baptiste has asked St Lucians to follow the infection prevention and control measures to protect their loved ones from the deadly virus. He stated that wearing a face mask, regular hand washing or sanitizing and maintaining a distance and avoiding mass gatherings are some basic measures which could assist the country in containing the spread of the virus.
Here are the COVID-19 protocols that will remain effected in St Lucia:
- A national, resident or non-national arriving in Saint Lucia who is fully vaccinated and produces a valid vaccination record may not be placed in quarantine or require a COVID-19 test. An unvaccinated person shall submit a valid PCR test taken within five days prior to arrival in Saint Lucia.
- A person may be placed in quarantine at a quarantine facility or at his or her home in order to protect the health of the person or public health.
- A person can host or attend a social event or recreational activity that consists of not more than two hundred persons or his or her immediate family or fully vaccinated persons.
- A person with the approval of the Chief Medical Officer shall host or attend a social event or recreational activity that consists of more than two hundred but not more than three hundred fully vaccinated persons.
- All other protocols remain in effect for this period.
Health Minister noted, “Let us all play our part. Each and every one of us is taking responsibility to fight this COVID-19 pandemic.”