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Oct 1, 2021

ComPol Breaks Down New S.I.

A new statutory instrument came into force earlier today to address the issue of mask wearing, as well as the second of two no-movement Sundays.  As part of stricter measures put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19, the past two weeks have seen a seven o’clock curfew being implemented, as well as consecutive Sundays being designated to restrict the movement of citizens about the country.  Under the new S.I., freedom of movement will be prohibited for persons wanting to go to the stores to purchase food and groceries.  All that will be opened will be gas stations, pharmacies and medical facilities.  Commissioner of Police Chester Williams broke down the new piece of delegated legislation.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“Now for the non-movement Sundays under the previous S.I. there were a number of business establishments that were allowed to be opened, particularly stores so that people would be able to purchase essential needs.  Well under the new S.I. that came out yesterday, the businesses that are allowed to be open on the no-movement Sundays has been amended and so now, under the current S.I., the only businesses that will be allowed to open are fuel stations, pharmacies, medical and veterinary institutions, businesses that provide public transportation, hotel and resorts for the purpose of serving their guests, as the case may be.  So we’re now seeing that stores are no longer being allowed to be open.  So people will not be able to move around on Sundays to say that they are going to the stores because the stores are going to be open.  They will only be allowed to move around if you are seeking the services offered at any of the institutions that will be allowed to be open.”

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