(Office of the Prime Minister)- The Government of Saint Lucia has approved amendments to the COVID-19 Prevention and Control regulations effective 31st May 2021 to 30th June 2021. As Saint Lucia continues to strengthen its vaccination campaign and after careful deliberation on recommendations from the Command Centre, the Cabinet of Ministers, have agreed to adjust the COVID-19 protocols, to allow some concessions for fully vaccinated persons based on the protection being provided by vaccination in keeping with the science.
The public is further advised that ALL public health measures such as mandatory mask wearing in public, social distancing and washing and sanitizing of hands remain in place. The curfew remains 9:00pm to 4:00am daily.
The changes are as follows:
-A person with a valid liquor license may permit a person on licensed premises to consume intoxicating liquor between the hours of 11:00AM and 8:00PM.
– A competitive sporting activity may be permitted within a controlled facility with spectators on condition that persons in attendance are fully vaccinated. Competitive sporting events or activities must receive approval from the Ministry of Health.
– Returning Nationals and Visitors with a negative PCR test and who are fully vaccinated will not require quarantine. Random testing will be done at all arrival points. Notwithstanding, the CMO retains the power to place visitors in quarantine in order to protect public health.
– Social events with up to 50 fully vaccinated persons may be permitted after authorization through the Ministry of Health.
The Government of Saint Lucia is encouraged that the changes will allow certain sectors negatively impacted by COVID-19 to commence or expand operations and asks that as we continue to monitor the situation regarding the spread of COVID-19, all should practice the infection prevention and control measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep us safe.
Saint Lucia is still at a critical point in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipate the risks involved and will continue to strengthen the public health system. We urge the public to act responsibly and ask for the full cooperation in the safe implementation of the new measures in place.
The full policy for implementation of these measures will be made available to the public. For more information on Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 response visit covid19response.lc.