Bars and clubs get green light for re-opening, with regulations in place, but no fetes until community immunity is achieved

After months of closure, ostensibly to prevent transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the Cabinet will permit bars and clubs to reopen their doors.

This decision, taken during the November 10 sitting of the Executive, will come into effect next Monday, November 15.

As was in force before, the prerequisite is that the management and staff at these establishments must be fully vaccinated.  All customers must be inoculated, as well, and will be required to present their photo-ID vaccination cards for entry.

According to the Cabinet, public fetes will not be allowed until community immunity is achieved, and this goal has been set for the end of December this year.

In the meantime, “pleasure craft are also allowed to operate, but must adhere to the COVID-19 protocols,” the Cabinet Notes say.

The stipulations include the vaccination of patrons and workers and the provision of sanitizing and temperature stations on board.