Wednesday 8 July, 2020

COVID-19 Ease: Daycares, baptism, spectator sports get the green light

Attorney General Dale Marshall

Attorney General Dale Marshall

Barbadians will feel further ease of restrictions as the COVID-19 Directive No. 8 gets set in motion at midnight on July 29, 2020.

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This was stated by the Attorney General of Barbados, Dale Marshall on June 26, 2020, after it was announced that there are no active cases of the virus on the island.

The ease of restrictions are as follows:

  • Daycare centres will be allowed to reopen
  • Sporting events will commence and will be able to facilitate spectators
  • Public events may now hold up to 500 persons
  • Church services will no longer have a time limit of one hour
  • Baptisms and christenings shall resume as long as persons are wearing gloves

However, on July 15, if the all-clear is given from health officials, events will be able to facilitate more than 500 attendees before July 29.

Even though the ease of restrictions continue and business resumes, persons are still advised that nursing homes and the hospital rules will remain as they were, that is, only one person may visit at a time.

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