St Kitts and Nevis to remain under curfew from 7 September 2021 to 22 September 2021. The timings for the curfew would be from 1:01 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. The government has imposed this curfew to mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 virus spread across the island. The new orders stated that the citizens on the island should remain in their house and their yard space so that they could avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Those essential workers are exempted from those who are required to report to work urgently. The people who would be travelling for medical emergencies.
According to the new regulations, the person who is not an essential worker but wants to travel amid some emergency during the curfew hours shall first obtain the approval of the Commissioner of Police to do so. In essential workers government comprises officers of the Royal Saint Christopher and Nevis Police Force. Saint Christopher and Nevis Defence Force. Fire and Rescue Services Department, National Emergency Management Agency and Nevis Disaster Management Department, the Health Emergency Operating Centre, the National Emergency Operating Centre, and any other Disaster Management Services.
All businesses and enterprises should be operating in such a manner that they should ensure that opening and closing hours allow sufficient time for all personnel to follow the timings set for curfew.
All educational places of instruction, including pre-schools, nurseries, daycare centres or other early childhood education facilities if they want to operate might apply to in accordance with the directives of the Ministry of Education. Before starting this, the school should apply to the Early Childhood Development Unit. All religious places of instruction or worship may operate by following the COVID-19 protocols.
No person shall visit or be permitted to visit any place of quarantine or isolation station. A patient in a hospital or residential care establishment or facility, including an elderly nursing home. No person shall host, attend or visit a private party, a recreational or sporting event or other types of public entertainment, a wedding, a banquet, ball or reception, any other ceremony in any facility or public place.
A person may attend a wedding, and all persons, except the bride and groom, shall adhere to safety protocols and social distancing and physical distancing protocols. A person may attend a funeral, and all persons shall adhere to safety protocols and social distancing and physical distancing protocols.
A person may visit a public beach for the purposes of swimming or exercise. There are no picnics, beach parties or other gatherings allowed on beaches.