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Minister Announces New Protocols for April

Health and Wellness Minister, Moses Jn. Baptiste
Health and Wellness Minister, Moses Jn. Baptiste

In an effort to integrate public health measures into the regular and daily activities of Saint Lucians as the island continues to learn to live with COVID-19, Cabinet has decided on the following protocols for the period Saturday, April 2, 2022 to Friday, April 29, 2022.

The Chief Medical Officer may not place in quarantine or require a COVID-19 test from a national, resident or non-national arriving in Saint Lucia who is fully vaccinated if the fully vaccinated person produces a valid vaccination record.

An unvaccinated person shall submit a valid PCR test taken within five days prior to arrival in Saint Lucia.

The Chief Medical Officer is not prevented from placing a person in quarantine at a quarantine facility or at his or her home in order to protect the health of the person or public health.

A person shall not operate, on a road, an omnibus that is loaded with more than three passengers in each row.

A person can host or attend a social event or recreational activity that consists of not more than two hundred persons or his or her immediate family or fully vaccinated persons.

A person with the approval of the Chief Medical Officer shall host or attend a social event or recreational activity that consists of more than two hundred but not more than three hundred fully vaccinated persons.

All other protocols remain unchanged.

The Minister of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs, Hon. Moses Jn Baptiste while making the announcement yesterday afternoon, also informed the nation that the number of daily recorded cases continued to trend downward.

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