24 Hour Curfew In Montserrat To Be Extended For 7 Days Starting 21 February 2021

The Government of Montserrat will be extending the 24-hour daily curfew, which initially took effect on February 11, 2021, for seven more days, with a few amendments. 

Effective Sunday February 21, 2021 to Sunday February 28, 2021 at 5:00a.m. banks, gas stations, supermarkets and money transfer businesses will be allowed to operate until 4:00p.m. daily. However, only one member from each household is allowed to access any of these essential services, once per day. 

The list of businesses and time periods are as follows:  

(a) a bank, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

(b) a gas station, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

(c) a bakery, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

(d) a grocery store, wholesale business or agricultural produce business, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

(e) a money transfer business, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

(f) a business connected with farming or fisheries, at a time approved by    the Minster;

(g) a doctor’s office (by appointments only);

(h) a pharmacy from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

  (i) an undertaker; and

(j) a business, person or organisation that is granted permission to operate.

The new Order, PUBLIC HEALTH (COVID-19 SUPPRESSION) (No.9) (AMENDMENT) ORDER (S.R.O. 14 of 2021), also makes adjustments to the testing requirements for a non-resident technician.  In addition to the pre-entry negative COVID-19 test requirement, a non-resident technician will now also be required to take a PCR COVID-19 test or a RNA COVID-19 test on arrival in Montserrat.  

All other regulations under the previous Order, PUBLIC HEALTH (COVID-19 SUPPRESSION) (No.9) ORDER (S.R.O 12 of 2021) remains unchanged. Passes issued under S.R.O. 12 of 2021 will be valid when S.R.O.14 of 2021 comes into force. 

This article was provided by the Government Information Unit, Montserrat.

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