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Jun 11, 2020

Bars, Discos, Nightclubs Still Not Allowed to Operate

Michael Peyrefitte

The shortened curfew hours means that businesses will be allowed to open for longer periods.  But this only applies to business establishments that are allowed to operate under the State of Emergency Regulations. Businesses that primarily rely on the sale of alcohol are still not allowed to operate. According to Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte, those businesses which are allowed to operate will do so under certain restrictions.


Michael Peyrefitte, Attorney General

“This is what cannot open: Discotheque, bar, rum shops, night clubs, day care centers, child care centers, nurseries. All other businesses with restrictions are allowed to open. All businesses that will be allowed to open can operate within five in the morning to ten in the night Sunday to Thursday or five in the morning to midnight Friday and Saturday. However all businesses must close one hour before the curfew start. So Sunday to Thursday you must close nine o‘clock.  Friday and Saturday you must close eleven o’clock. One hour before the curfew start. You cannot use the curfew to your benefit and this is the sense. I will repeat it if I have to. Let’s just say for example you are a business and you have a license that allows you to open ten in the morning and close four in the evening. You can’t say that because the curfew it at ten in the night you want to open until nine. No, you must go by your license.  Not because we are freeing it up more and more business can operate means that all of sudden now ten men are at the corner hanging out, drinking beer. No. it is an offence. If you want to drink liquor, drink it home.”

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