The National Emergency Management Organisation says that its recommendation for the reinstatement of the restrictions on gatherings in St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be considered if the COVID-19 case positivity (percentage of tests which are positive) rises is higher than 5% over a two-week period.
Alternatively, the restrictions would be recommended if there are10 or more new COVID-19 cases “without possible connection to each other are reported in a day”.
NEMO is strongly advising the public to “continue practicing the proven public health measures of hand sanitising, social distancing and being vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus in order to decrease the risk of a new surge in cases”.
It said protocols for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers to SVG remain unchanged.
“Vaccinated travelers 5 years and older must therefore arrive with a negative rapid antigen test no more than 24 hours old or a negative RT-PCR test no more than 72 hours old.
“Unvaccinated travelers 5 years and older must arrive with a negative RT-PCR test no more than 72 hours old and paid reservations for quarantine in an SVGTA/MOHWE approved hotel.
“The Health Services Sub-committee will continue to be guided by the ever-evolving science as we work together to maintain the health and wellbeing of all of St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” NEMO said.