St. Kitts-Nevis (WINN) – Police Superintendent Cromwell Henry at Wednesday (Jan 6) NEOC briefing on new COVID-19 regulations.
“Today I speak to you on the new COVID-19 Prevention and Control Act, and I will speak to one aspect of that act, and as the weeks go by, I will touch on other aspects of the act that we should be aware of… The COVID-19 Prevention and Control Act 16 of 2020 came into operation on January 1st, 2021. This act replaces the Emergency Powers Regulations and retains all of the COVID-19 protocols that we are also familiar with… In addition, the Act introduces protocols for travelers entering the country via Air or sea, protocols for the operation of hotels and other accommodations, public transportation and mass gatherings,” Henry explained.
And, a reminder too that it’s not just promoters who can be penalized for events that breach COVID-19 regulations.
“As the virus is transmitted through close person to person contact social activities remain restricted. Section 9 of the Act restricts persons from attending, hosting or visiting a social activity or gathering of more than 25 persons without the permission of the Commissioner of Police, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer. A person who contravenes this particular provision; that is, attending, hosting or visiting any social activity without written permission, as aforementioned, will be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $5000.”
The Superintendent also offered details on numbers and space restrictions