This policy came via a public notice from the Chief Environmental Health Officer Mr Lionel E. Michael, who said the time will allow for the home quarantine inspections and approval by the Environmental Health Division.
This he says will prevent any delay in persons’ travel itinerary once they land in the territory.
“It is observed that persons are increasingly waiting until the last minute to apply for home quarantine and this presents a risk to the BVI community for the transmission of COVID-19. In these situations, we are unable to assess the suitability of the property for home quarantine because not enough time is given,” he said.
According to Mr Michael, home quarantine in safe spaces is pivotal to the prevention of COVID-19 cases in the VI.
The Environmental Health Department noted that persons requesting home quarantine can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call during 284-468-5110 during standard working hours on weekdays.