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Curfew Lifted

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations announced Saturday, August 29, by press release, and effective until September 26, have lifted curfew measures imposed since March this year. They also allow for the reopening of schools, places of worship, and organizing sports activities within existing COVID-19 physical distancing, the wearing of masks, and sanitization protocols.

The new measures are contained in the Statutory Rules and Orders No 39 of 2020 Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No.14).

A government release reminded that the country’s borders remain closed to incoming international flights, international seafaring, and private boating, except with the prior written permission of the Air and Sea Port Authorities, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer.

Also, some specific activities including meeting and entertainment activities require prior permission from the Police Commissioner.  Restrictions on visits to facilities for the care of the elderly are still in effect.

Sport regulations include the mandatory wearing of masks except during training, adherence to hygiene protocols and other directives given by the COVID-19 Task Force and the Ministry of Sports.

The teams or clubs within each sport discipline may apply to the Ministry for permission to host inter-team or inter-club competitive matches with a maximum of fifty percent spectator capacity with the seating arrangements allowing for a minimum of six feet between persons and distance markers must indicate where each person may sit.

The total number of persons that may be permitted to attend a sporting event inside a building or stadium is one person for every thirty square feet.

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