As Guyana continues the gradual reopening and the easing of some of the health emergency measures to fight the spread of COVID-19, an updated order has moved the curfew to between the hours of 8pm and 6am, while indicating that outside dining will be allowed at restaurants.
The curfew measures will only be applicable to Regions Five and Six on Saturdays and Sundays.
Under the updated measures, food services and restaurants will be allowed to keep their doors open for take-away, drive-thru, and delivery services up to midnight. Indoor dining will remain prohibited but outdoor dining will be allowed between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm.
Dining Tables must be six feet apart and no more than four persons will be allowed at one table. Restaurants will also have to ensure other safety guidelines are followed.
The restrictions on social activities at clubs, bars, gyms and private events will remain in place. And for those places that will be allowed gatherings, no more than ten persons will be allowed to gather.
In terms of employment, public sector employees will now be required to return to their jobs but they will have to do so on a rotation system that will be determined by the respective head of the agency.
Private sector entities will also be allowed to reopen their doors but the employees should also be made to work on a rotation system determined by the employer.
The guidelines indicate that every employer shall ensure a roster is prepared setting out a gradual return of employees, starting from the most essential and critical staff with twenty percent increment of staff strength every week or a rotation system where fifty percent of the staff are at the workplace on different days, to prevent crowded offices for a minimum period of a month after which the situation may be reassessed.
Both Public and private sector companies will have to ensure the screening of workers and visitors.
The updated measures will remain in place for the next three weeks.