Prime Minister’s address April 8, 2021
Key points from the April 8, 2021 address to the nation by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic.
Minister of Health and Wellness Jeffrey Bostic
- 7 new cases – all females
- Random testing programme in communities will continue
- Positivity rate has been below 5 per cent
- Last couple days trending at 2 per cent
- Even below 2 per cent
- We still have cases and we want the rate lower.
- But we are going in the right direction
- Please continue
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley
- We have been conscious have responded to the protocols and cooperative.
- We have to continue to live.
- The one thing we can’t do is to stay still.
- It is critical to start to look to see how best Barbados can come back with a level of normalcy.
- Gyms were kept close for some time – exercise was outdoors.
- Health officials believe we can reopen gyms with strict protocols in place.
- The new measures take effect from April 11 to April 26 with continued review.
- Beaches and parks can open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. – no picnics or parties.
- Still trying to avoid large gatherings and mixing.
- Small pleasure crafts can operate at 50 per cent.
- Water sports operates can now operate their trade.
- Health officials believe we can reopen gyms with strict protocols in place
- No curfew – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
- 11 p.m . to 5 a.m. on Thursday to Sunday.
- Bars can open up at 50 per cent capacity.
- Cinemas and discos remain closed.
- Fast food restaurants can have patrons in the restaurants with protocols in place.
- No cap of 75 people for church services but still maintaining the six feet of distance – mask wearing continues.
- Churches were doing an excellent job adhering to the protocols.
- Dinners are permitted.
- 100 max for wedding ceremonies – no partying.
- 100 max can attend funeral services.
- Cruise ships to assist with the evacuation process.