St Lucia government changes curfew timings

The Government of St Lucia has made an adjustment in the COVID-19 health protocols and in the curfew timings from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am every day. These modifications in the COVID-19 health protocols would be in effect from June 25 2021. 

Saint Lucia: The Government of St Lucia has made an adjustment in the COVID-19 health protocols and in the curfew timings from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am every day. These modifications in the COVID-19 health protocols would be in effect from June 25 2021. 

The information was shared by the Prime Minister of St Lucia – Allen Chastanet, via his social media handle. This decision was taken as the COVID-19 situation on the island is slowly getting under control. 

The Prime Minister informed that the religious organizations could hold special religious rites, including marriages, baptisms and funerals, and not more than 100 people are allowed to attend the functions. 

Following are the other changes made in the coronavirus health protocols by the St Lucia government

  • Graduations and school leaving ceremonies are allowed based on the square footage of the building and keeping with all the established COVID-19 protocols. 
  • After authorisation by the police and Ministry of Health, social functions with up to 150 individuals (fully vaccinated) are allowed to host events. 
  • Public Omnibus operators are given permission to take three passengers(per row). 
  • Bars are permitted to open from 8 pm to 10 pm (people with a valid liquor licence under the Liquor Licence Act, CAP.13.17, which states sales or disposes of intoxicating liquor only are permitted)
  • Ferry services from Martinique to St Lucia resume with effect from July 1 2021. 

Not a single COVID-19 case was recorded on June 24 2021, on the island. Since the pandemic has started, the island has reported a total of 5,238 cases of the novel coronavirus, out of which a total of 5,084 individuals have been recovered from the deadly virus. The Caribbean island has a death rate of 84 till now. 

As per the COVID-19 vaccination statistics, there are 30,270 individuals who have received their first dose of the novel coronavirus vaccine, while around 21,293 individuals have received their second dose of the vaccine and are now fully vaccinated against the mutant.