On March 27th, pursuant to the Public Health Act of Anguilla, the Minister of Health introduced regulations for temporary restrictions on movement of people and public gatherings. The restrictions, were implemented for a two-week period in the first instance, with the decision to either scale up or down contingent upon the current epidemiological situation as relates to virus containment or risk of spread.
After due consideration and based on identified risks posed specifically by the illegal entry of persons into the island from high risk areas, the Minister of Health, with the approval of the Executive Council, has extended the regulations until April 21st 2020. This is for the purpose of mitigating against the potential spread of the virus as the health team simultaneously monitors the population to determine whether any cases arise as a result of the illegal entries.
The public is reminded that these regulations prohibit gatherings of any more than 5 people and require all but non-essential workers to stay at home except to: • visit a doctor or pharmacy; • buy food or fuel; • make use of banking services; and • exercise outdoors for no more than 90 minutes per day between 5 am & 6 pm.
The regulations in their entirety can be accessed on the official Facebook page of the HM Governor’s Office in Anguilla, and the Ministry of Health’s official website: www.beatcovid19.ai
The cooperation of the general public is urged as we strive to protect the health and well-being of the people of Anguilla.
Persons with any questions or concerns can also call the Ministry’s hotlines at 476-7627, that is 476 SOAP or 584-4263, that is 584-HAND.
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