By Elesha George
You no longer have to be vaccinated to enter popular facilities as was the norm for more than a year.
As of Monday, patrons can attend the cinema, night clubs and bars, gyms and sporting arenas, as well as experience in-house dining at restaurants in Antigua and Barbuda without the requirement to show that they were vaccinated against Covid-19.
The new regulation was gazetted on Monday and took immediate effect.
At the beginning of March, the Cabinet announced that proof of vaccination would no longer be required to enter government businesses. The latest amendment is another one of the sweeping changes the government is making in a bid to reignite the economy.
Still, private businesses can mandate the use of proof of vaccination on their own terms. The same goes for the wearing of masks which became optional in public spaces yesterday.
However, people on the streets did not seem in a hurry to ditch the latter form of protection from the coronavirus.