Jamaica Lockdown easing-October 27, 2021

PM Holness announced last night an end to no-movement days, currently, Sundays, and daily curfews from 8pm till 5am from October 29 till December 10.

Our current COVID surge seems to be abating as noted in the day’s earlier ‘COVID conversation’), as positivity rates trend under 10% and the reproductive rate is well under 1. Hospitalization levels are lower.

Vaccination dividends will start to appear as some easing of restrictions for events or activities will be based on proof of vaccination.

Gathering limits for public events remain unchanged. For funerals:

For weddings and places of worship:

Work from home rules remain for the public sector:

Border entry requirements are eased with no banned countries:

Schools qualified to resume face-to-face teaching based on their risk profile will be advised by the Education Ministry. The resumption date will be November 8, 2021. Some 376 of the 759 primary schools will be allowed to return to face to face activities. Fifty-one per cent are small primary schools with fewer than 100 students. Most of them are in rural areas.

Author: Dennis G Jones (aka 'The Grasshopper')

Retired International Monetary Fund economist. My blog is for organizing my ideas and thoughts about a range of topics. I was born in Jamaica, but spent 30 years being educated, living, and working in the UK. I lived in the USA for two decades, and worked and travelled abroad, extensively, throughout my careers and for pleasure. My views have a wide international perspective. Father of 3 girls. Also, married to an economist. :)

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