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The Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations 2020 - CLOSURE OF BUSINESSES

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The Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations 2020 - CLOSURE OF BUSINESSES

The Turks and Caicos Islands Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services would like to remind the general public of the limited businesses and services which are permitted to be open to provide essential services during Phase One (1) of the reopening of the Turks & Caicos Islands.

The health, safety and security of the population remains our utmost priority.  We would like to remind the general public that all businesses unless specified, should remain closed. Please take note of the following: The Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations 2020 which came into operation on 24th March 2020.

Enforcement

A public health officer, a police officer or an officer of the relevant government department may visit any business or establishment to ensure compliance with the provisions of these Regulations and any guidelines issued under regulation 29A(1).

A public health officer, police officer or an officer of the relevant government department may order the immediate closure of a business or establishment or part of the business or establishment for failure of the business or establishment to comply with the provisions of these Regulations or any guidelines issued pursuant to regulation 29A(1)

Please take note as of March 17th the list of businesses which are to remained closed until further advised. This list is based on the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations 2020;

  • Hair Salons
  • Barber Shops
  • Casinos
  • Spas
  • Dining in Restaurants
  • Gyms
  • Discotheques
  • Bar

In addition to the above, the Curfew and Lockdown remains in place; night time curfew will continue from 8pm to 5am until May 25th 2020; 24 hour lockdown for all businesses continues on Sundays ONLY.

The government continues to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic and will update the general public regularly. For full details and guidance on the Emergency Powers Regulation COVID-19 20th March 2020 please go to: https://www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus/regulations

Keep safe by practicing social distancing at all times, washing your hands frequently throughout the day using soap and water and contact the Health Hotlines if you develop a cough, fever or shortness of breath on 2329444 or 3330911.

ENDS

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