Today August 13th, 2021, the island will begin observing a three-week-long adjustment to the COVID-19 protocols.
In light of the recent increases in COVID-19 positive cases, the National Emergency Management Committee (NEMAC) under the advice of the Office of The Prime Minister has approved the following
adjustments to the health and safety protocols for the tourism sector in an effort to mitigate against the possible spread of COVID-19.
Water-based recreational activities such as whale watching, sea transfers, deep-sea fishing are permitted with full adherence to the necessary protocols. Boat rides are prohibited for the three (3) week period and in private settings.
All land-based transfers by COVID-19 tourism service providers are permitted, as well as alternate days for unvaccinated locals and visitors with respect to recreational parks, sites & attractions.
Staycation for locals at COVID-19 approved properties, where unvaccinated guests are accommodated is prohibited, social gatherings are restricted to immediate households and family limited to ten (10) people. Individuals are required to limit their contact as much as possible to family and adhere to all necessary protocols and general hygiene procedures.
Restaurants are to be maintained during this period however no loud music permits will be issued during the period.
Ongoing assessment and alternative measures will be implemented as per consultation with Ministry of Health and Ministry of Tourism on Friday 13th August, 2021