All businesses in Barbados have reopened, after various restrictions due to the COVID-19 lockdown, reports Breaking travel news. Prime minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley announced that the decision was made based on public health recommendations, alongside the private sector. Currently, 96 confirmed cases, 83 total recoveries, and seven deaths from COVID-19 have been reported. The active cases are under isolation and receiving care from the ministry of health and wellness.
The Prime Minister is authorizing a phased reopening
“We have done well in the past three months and I pray that we continue to do well,” the Prime Minister said. She outlined that while businesses such as gyms are allowed to reopen, the health and safety protocols outlined by the ministry of health and wellness must be followed. These include wearing face masks, increased sanitizing of facilities, and practicing social distancing.
She also relaxed previously implemented measures to restart sporting activity without spectators, and social events with up to 250 attendees. All restrictions have also been removed from public parks and beaches. However, residents have a curfew between 10:00 and 17:00 on weekends, from Friday to Sunday.
Barbados will reopen commercial flights within the first two weeks of July. Next week, the government of Barbados will be meeting with various social partners to discuss the next phase involving border re-openings and protocols. The government will also be launching a series of initiatives to welcome visitors to a pristine island.