As Barbados continues a phased reopening of business, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley outlined a number additional businesses which can operate from Monday the 18th of May 2020 during an address to the country at Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Thursday May 14.
Businesses which can operate with restrictions from Monday, May 18th are Small Cottage Shops, Repair Services such as for fridges and air condition units , Book Stores., Flower Shops, Hair Dressers & Barbershops, Restaurants with Drive-Thru, Take Away by Pre Order & Delivery Only, House Keeping & Home Help can resume from May 20th as training and sensitisation must take place first for homeowners and employees. Churches with a restriction on the number of persons, normal service and funerals would be limited to 20 persons.
Additionally, restrictions on some recreational activity have also been lifted.
Non Contact Sports will be permitted and these include: -Teniss -Walking -Running -Cycling -Beach Access (6:00am - 9:00am & 4:00pm - 6:00pm*).
Gyms, Gambling, Places for Entertainment, and In Restaurant dining, however, WILL NOT be allowed to operate as yet.
The Prime Minister said the Alphabet system of shopping will remain in place, however, people can shop any time on their designated day. Normal banking hours will resume and banking can also be done on both days.
The 8 pm. to 5 am. curfew remains in place and the Prime Minister has urged Barbadians to follow the protocols related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic when going about their business.