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Business Operations Can Now Reopen

But Protocols Remain in Place

Monday, May 18, 2020

by Ministry of Commerce

In keeping with Statutory Instrument No. 74 of 2020 - Emergency Powers (Disasters) (COVID 19) (Curfew) (No. 7) Order, the Ministry of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs advises that businesses are hereby permitted to recommence full operations, in their normal location and within the normal business hours, as of May 18, 2020.

However, please be informed that a curfew is imposed from May 18, 2020 to May 31, 2020 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and only an essential service can operate during the curfew, with the expressed permission of the Director of NEMO.

A reminder that educational institutions shall remain closed and social events including the cinema and mass crowd events are prohibited.

During this advanced phase of reopening the economy, Business Owners and Operators are not required to seek prior approval to recommence business activity. Notwithstanding, all businesses must adhere to the physical distancing and other COVID19 related protocols that have been issued by the Ministry of Health. Kindly visit the Government of Saint Lucia Website at or the Ministry of Commerce website at for additional information.

The Ministry of Commerce encourages all Business Owners and the General Public to adhere to the stipulated protocols as we continue to work together towards a healthy and prosperous Saint Lucia. We thank you for your usual cooperation.

For more information on this matter, please contact the Commerce and Industry Unit within the Ministry of Commerce, at telephone number 468-4214 or 468-4238.

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