May 22, 2021

Public Health Regulations Extended Until July 4th, PM Confirms

By Newsroom

Public Health Regulations which restricted the opening of restaurants, bars, beaches and all non-essential activity, will now expire on July 4th instead of May 23rd. 

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley made the confirmation during Saturday’s Covid-19 press briefing.

“That would allow us to deal with the question of quarantine and mask-wearing and so on.”

The Regulation is separate and apart from the current State of Emergency, for which a motion will be moved in the House of Representatives on Monday, seeking to have the SoE extended for a period of three months. 

He said, however, that if numbers improve, the expiry date could be before the 90 day mark. 

“When we go to the Parliament, we will take the 90 days that the law allows but it doesn’t mean that we are going to be in this situation for 90 days. We will revoke it as soon as that is the prudent action to take,” PM Rowley said.