Preparing for reopening | Public Officers undergoes COVID-19 training
As the British Virgin Islands readies to reopen when the 24-hour lockdown comes to an end on Sunday, a number of government employees have been trained to ensure businesses comply with various measures to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
During the April 23 training session, Chief Environmental Health Officer, Lionel Michael provided the Social Distancing Task Force with the “inspection procedure that will ensure that each private sector business approved by Cabinet is prepared for opening”.
The procedures that business will be inspected for includes their compliance with boundaries and adhering to the six feet social distancing guidelines inside and outside the business place and how they implement social distancing monitoring mechanisms, a media release from the Ministry of Health said.
Additionally, companies are mandated to have a minimum of two sanitisation stations that should be utilised by customers before entering the establishment and have procedures in place to sanitise cash.
Employers and employees must also wear face masks.
“Mr Michael said that the Social Distancing Task Force has an important role to play in the safety of citizens as the territory prepares to reopen following the lockdown,” the release added.