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Government Publishes New Emergency Regulations

By Jermine Abel

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The latest Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations,(No. 11) Regulations 2020, have been released and took effect from Saturday, July 25th at 5:00 am and expires at 4:59 am on Saturday, August 1st, 2020.

Under the new regulations, the established curfew remains 12:00 midnight to 4:59 am.

Also, the mandatory wearing of masks in public places remains in effect along with the required social distancing and physical distancing measures.

The new regulations, which were released by the Prime Minister’s press secretary indicates that business must:

(1) ensure that all customers and staff maintain physical distancing;
(2) determine the total number of persons that may be permitted in the establishment at any one time;
(3) place distance markers at least six feet apart, indicating where each customer must stand on a line at a check out a point or other lines

A person who contravenes or fails to comply with these Regulations shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or to both and to forfeiture of any goods or money in respect of which the offense has been committed.

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