St Lucia: Government announces modifications in COVID protocols

The government of Saint Lucia has announced some adjustments in the COVID-19 protocols for fully vaccinated people.

Saint Lucia: The government of Saint Lucia has announced some adjustments in the COVID-19 protocols for fully vaccinated people. 

These new modifications in the COVID-19 protocols would be in effect from 31 May 2021 to 30 June 2021. 

The Prime Minister of St Lucia – Allen Chastanet, shared the information of new guidelines via his social media handle. 

Following are the modifications are done in the current COVID-19 guidelines

  • Consumption of Liquor at bars is permitted – an individual with a valid liquor license may allow an individual to on licensed premises to consume intoxicating liquor. 
  • Competitive sports activities are allowed under strict conditions – a competitive sporting activity might be permitted within a controlled facility with spectators on the condition if the people are fully vaccinated. It is mandatory that sporting activity or events must receive approval from the Health Ministry of St Lucia.
  • Exemptions for fully vaccinated returning nationals – returning people and travellers or visitors with a negative PCR test and those who are fully vaccinated would not be required to quarantine now. Still, random COVID-19 testing would be done at arrival points. 
  • Only 50 people are allowed at social gatherings, and all those people need to be fully vaccinated after the authorization via the Health Ministry. 

The government further informed that all the public health guidelines remain the same, such as – compulsory wearing the mask, maintaining social distance, and washing and sanitizing hands. 

The curfew timings also remain the same as earlier, that is, 9 pm daily. 

According to the vaccination statistics, 27,709 individuals have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is around 15.2 per cent of the population, whereas 18,277 people have received their second dose and are fully vaccinated, which is 10 per cent of the population of St Kitts and Nevis.