The Government has removed most of the COVID-19 regulations, essentially fully opening up the country completely. Restrictions on hosting and attending social activities have been thrown out completely.
Under the new COVID-19 health regulations which were issued last evening, mask-wearing is no longer mandatory but is still being encouraged.
Additionally, persons will no longer need to present proof of vaccination when entering public buildings.
But those public buildings are being encouraged to keep sanitizationn and handwashing stations in place for visitors.
Businesses are also being encouraged to keep those stations in place and encourage employees and visitors to wear face masks. Businesses are also being encouraged to have systems in place to safeguard employees against COVID-19.
The new regulations have also dumped the restrictions on public gatherings and religious houses will now be allowed to host services and events at full capacity.
Those religious houses are also being encouraged to keep their sanitization systems in place and to encourage their members and visitors to wear masks.
For persons traveling to Guyana, the COVID-19 protocols remain in place at the airports and other ports of entry. Arriving passengers will still have to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test along with proof of vaccination.
The removal of the majority of the restrictions comes as the country continues to see a decline in new cases. In the past 24 hours, only five new cases were recorded. The number of active COVID-19 cases in the country is now below 150.