On Wednesday October 13th; The
Ministers of TEATT and VSA held a meeting with night life business owners to
discuss protocols and business closing hours moving forward.
During discussions, both Ministers
agreed to extend the hours of night life for businesses to 1 A.M. The extension
will go into effect on Friday October 15th leading into 1 AM on October
16th. The Ministers stressed on the
importance of health protocols and thorough screening, which will require
persons to show proof of being fully vaccinated or having proof of a negative
COVID-19 test result in order to enter establishments.
The business owners were given the
opportunity to get their health pass procedures established within short. This
health pass will be strictly enforced as of the 22nd of October 2021. Strict
inspections will be carried out by the inspectors, prior to this date, at the
various establishments to ensure compliance with the health pass procedures.
If this health measure proves to be
an effective way of ensuring the health safety of night life patrons, both
ministries will consider an additional extension of the night life hours.