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St. Kitts and Nevis’ Curfew and Shelter-in-place Orders have been lifted

Monday, August 31, 2020

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St. Kitts and Nevis’ curfew and shelter-in-place orders have been lifted as of today, Saturday, August 29th, 2020,
The new regulations will expire at midnight on Saturday, September 26th, 2020.
Social distancing and physical distancing protocols still apply, and establishments are expected to make the necessary arrangements to facilitate them
Both Curfew Schedule and Shelter no longer appear as Regulations. As such, there are now five (v) Schedules appended to these new Regulations compared to six (vi) Schedules that were published in No. 13 of Saturday, August 8th, 2020.
The Sub-regulation adds that institutions may may reopen “in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations and any other conditions or directives given by the National COVID-19 Taskforce.

St. Kitts and Nevis’ curfew and shelter-in-place orders have been lifted as of today, Saturday, August 29th, 2020, which saw The Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No. 14) Regulations, 2020 come into operation as at 5:00am. The new regulations shall expire at midnight on Saturday, September 26th, 2020.

Both Curfew Schedule and Shelter in place therefore no longer appear as Regulations (and the terms of a curfew schedule are therefore no longer set out in Schedule I), so there are now five (v) Schedules appended to these new Regulations (No. 14) compared to six (vi) Schedules that were published in No. 13 of Saturday, August 8th, 2020.

On Saturday, August 8th, the curfew was reduced by two hours, changing from 12:00 midnight until 4:59am to 2:00am until 4:59am. Now, with the removal of the curfew, residents of St. Kitts and Nevis can move freely at any time of the day.

Social distancing and physical distancing protocols still apply, and establishments are expected to make the necessary arrangements to facilitate them (as laid out in Regulation/Section 5).

Section 9 states that all public educational places of instruction may reopen as long as they
comply with the minimum standards set out in Schedule 2.

Sub-regulation 5 of Section 9 states that all religious places of instruction or worship may reopen “in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations and any other conditions or directives given by the National COVID-19 Taskforce.

”The sub-regulation also adds that the following persons should be encouraged to connect to virtual church services from home or may attend a separate early morning service designated for that purpose:

(a) senior persons, persons in the pre-retirement age range or persons over 65 years old;
(b) persons with underlying health conditions;
(c) individuals with disabilities; and
(d) those who might not be able to wear a mask for the duration of the service.

The Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No. 14) Regulations can be accessed in full on
www.sknis.kn, www.covid19.gov.kn/ and www.zizonline.com/covid-19/.

It is the principal mission of the Office of the Attorney General to provide legal advice and services to and on behalf of The Crown, and to conduct and respond to all matters of litigation for and against The Crown or any Ministry or Agency of the Government.

Importantly, its mandate includes the extensive oversight of the legislative agenda of the Government.

The Office of the Attorney General also provides administrative support for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and superintends all matters relating to the Electoral Office.

Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs

The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs ensures that the rule of law is facilitated and supported by the various mechanisms by which citizens can have equal access to the justice system and by which they can be afforded the protection of the law. It also takes responsibility for ensuring that the statutes are updated and modernized to keep pace with an evolving society.

Quick and convenient access to important and noteworthy matters relevant to entities under the Office of the Attorney General and departments within the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs.

Hon. Mr. Vincent Byron
Attorney General

Ms. Diana Francis
Permanent Secretary

(Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs)

The Office of the Attorney General

The Office of the Attorney General is chiefly responsible for providing legal counsel and advice to the Executive Branch of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. The functioning of the Office is rooted in the Constitution and is further detailed by the provisions of the Attorney General’s Act Cap 3.02 of the laws of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

One of the more prolific manifestations of the advisory functions of the Office of the Attorney General is its contribution to the legislative agenda of the government. As such, the responsibility of preparation of all legislation: from conceptualization to the presentation of Bills and the crafting of Regulations falls within the purview of the office.

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Government Headquarters,
Church Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts

+1(869) 467-1013

attorneygeneral@gov.kn

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