Revised COVID-19 measures

09 Nov 2020 / Bahamas

The Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. Hubert Minnis, has announced revised measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective from today (9 November).

For New Providence and Abaco, the 24-hour weekend curfew is lifted. The curfew on Saturdays and Sundays will now be from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The weekday curfew will move to 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew will also apply to Grand Bahama on weekdays and at the weekends.

New measures for mainland Eleuthera (excluding Spanish Wells or Harbour Island) are:

  • A 24-hour weekend curfew, starting 6 p.m. on Fridays and ending 5 a.m. on Mondays.
  • From Monday to Friday, a daily curfew from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. Commercial activity will continue during non-curfew hours.
  • Closure of all bars and restaurants connected to bars.
  • All private and public social gatherings are prohibited.
  • Indoor church services are not permitted.
  • In-person classroom instruction of students is also prohibited.
  • Both may occur by virtual means only.
  • Funerals are to be a maximum of 10 people at the graveside excluding the officiant and caretakers.
  • Weddings are to be a maximum of 10 people excluding the officiant.
  • Receptions and repasts are prohibited.

Health officials will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation on Eleuthera.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in The Bahamas, contact the GAC Houston Hub Agency Center at [email protected])

Source: Elnet Maritime – GAC agent

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