• 06 JUN 2020

Prime Minister’s Media Conference- Saturday 6th June, 2020

Prime Minister Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley announced further relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions at a media conference at the Diplomatic Center, St Anns today (Saturday 06 June, 2020).

From Monday 08, 2020:

• Hairdressers, barbers, spas and domestic workers will be allowed to resume operations.
• Public transportation will be allowed to operate at 75 per cent capacity.

Dr. Rowley announced that houses of worship will be allowed to resume activities from Friday 12 June, 2020.

The Chief Medical Officer will provide guidelines for the resumption of religious services which will include the need for sanitization and social distancing. Worshippers will be required to wear masks to attend services which should not be longer than one hour.

From June 22:

• The public service rotation system will end and all employees will be asked to return to work on a full-time basis.
• All public transport will be allowed to operate at 100 per cent capacity.
• Access to beaches and rivers will resume.
• Bars, gyms, casinos, cinemas and in-house dining will be allowed to resume operations.
• Sporting activities will be allowed to resume without spectators.
• 10 persons allowed to congregate.

The Prime Minister also announced that a decision will be made in the coming week regarding the date for the Secondary Entrance Assessment exam.

Minister of National Security the Hon Stuart Young announced that over the next seven days, approximately 600 -1000 people are expected to return to Trinidad and Tobago.

Minister Young said 300-400 Trinidad and Tobago students from Barbados and Jamaica to return on June 13th. They will be quarantined at the UWI St. Augustine Campus.

Arrangements are being made to quarantine hundreds of returning cruise ship employees on a Royal Caribbean vessel which will dock in local waters. Trinidad and Tobago public health officials will supervise this exercise.