Thursday 13 August, 2020

COVID-19: Restaurants, entertainment outlets to reopen in Phase 3

Government has announced a phased approach for businesses to resume operations starting Monday, May 4.

Speaking to the nation on Wednesday evening via online stream, PM Mottley said there are a number of businesses which authorities “do not yet consider a safe or essential activity but will work with them to settle clear protocols for safe work.”

Those businesses intended for Phase Three are:


Home furnishing

Houseware stores

Clothing stores


Flower shops

Restaurant equipment/wholesale Sports equipment

Souvenirs and gift shops

Arcades and Games

Barber and beauty stores

Personal care and wellness suppliers

Sport suppliers






















Prime Minister, Mia Mottley said health authorities will be monitoring the COVID-19 developments closely in “two week modules” so as to determine if the island can move into Phase Three of the schedule.

She encouraged Barbadians to continue to take necessary precautions to protect against the spread of the virus. 

To date, the island has had 80 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus, with seven deaths recorded. Thirty-four people remain at isolation at various facilities across the island and 39 people have recovered. 

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