Highlights from The Prime Minister's COVID-19 Press Briefing

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June 04, 2020

-The 9pm to 5am curfew will be in place Sunday through Monday starting 8 June. Weekend lockdowns lifted starting 13 June.

-Beach and park restrictions will be lifted for the islands of Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Exuma and San Salvador, effective 8 June. Beaches and parks on New Providence and Paradise Island, Grand Bahama and Bimini remain closed.

-All professional services and commercial activity may resume regular operating hours but must close by 7pm daily, effective Monday 8 June.

-BJC and BGCSE national exams to be held Monday 13 July. More information to be released by the Ministry of Education.

-Places of worship may resume regular office hours, effective Monday 8 June.

-Fishing allowed with more than two people in a vessel, effective 8 June.

-Effective 12 June, restaurants may re-open with outdoor seating only. This includes restaurants at the Arawak Cay Fish Fry and Potter’s Cay Dock. All restaurants must follow industry COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. Owners must ensure proper physical distancing.

-Effective 15 June, hair salons and barbershops may resume operations following certification through the Ministry of Health. All establishments must follow industry COVID-19 protocols and guidelines.

-The Government’s quarantine facility will be disabled on Friday 5 June. For returning Bahamians and residents mandatory quarantine will no longer be required to quarantine but individuals will be monitored by the Ministry of Health’s Surveillance Unit and Hubcatt geo fencing app if necessary.

-$16 million approved for National Food Distribution Task Force. Approximately $400,000 worth of food distributed this week.

News date : 06/04/2020    Category : About Bahamians

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