The State of Emergency will be extended for another 90 days, Cabinet has announced; however, there will also be some relaxation of the COVID-19 Regulations.
With respect to weddings and funerals, measures governing the numbers allowed in churches have been relaxed.
According to this week’s Cabinet Notes, “the 25-person limit is being scrapped and, instead, the numbers will be determined by the size of the church building to ensure appropriate social distancing.”
Information Minister Melford Nicholas addressed the matter at this morning’s post-Cabinet press briefing.
However, Nicholas says this numerical limit will remain in place for wedding receptions and for repasts following funerals.
The Cabinet says these decisions were based on the fact that, currently, there are no active cases of COVID-19 – for the first time since last September.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet will have to seek parliamentary approval for extending the State of Public Emergency, which expires on June 28.
Given the Administration’s super majority, the Resolution is expected to pass the Lower House, in spite of the anticipated objection from the Opposition benches.