Jamaica’s New Curfew Protocols Starting July 27th

July 27, 2021

Recently, there has been an upward trend in active Covid-19 cases, which many are referring to as a new wave in the spread of the virus. As a counteractive strategy, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has again implemented measures that he thinks will effectively slow the sudden boost in the outbreak.

He recently announced at a press conference, where he spoke about the upwards trend, that it’s now becoming a serious problem and the steps that will need to be taken to fight against the deadly virus.


According to Mr Holness, the new protocols will be effective Starting on July 27, with the well known 8 pm to 5 am curfew becoming active again. This will last up until August 10th.

For the public holidays, however, things will be a little different as on Sunday, August 1st, and the following day Monday, August 2nd, along with August 6th, the Prime Minister has set the curfew time to 3 pm to 5 am.

Mr Holness also dished out other protocols in his speech at the press conference he spoke about the new adjustments, which concerned the opening times for beaches and rivers as well as events capacity limit.

For rivers and beaches, the Prime Minister said that the new opening times starting on July 27th will be between 6 am and 4 pm from Monday to Saturday, and 6 am to 2 pm on Sundays as well as Public holidays.

The previous 70 per cent capacity limit granted by the Prime Minister has also been adjusted starting on July 27th, with the allowed capacity limit now at 50 per cent of the venue size or in the case of a small event, 100 people.

Watch his speech below.



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