BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 4, 2021– Today, the Ministry of Health and Wellness released new COVID-19 regulations. These regulations, which include a change in the curfew hours, come into effect immediately.
“Effective today, Monday, October 4, 2021, the curfew hours will revert to 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. daily,” the release from the Government of Belize states.
The reversion to these curfew hours follows a two-week period during which the nightly curfew started at 7:00 p.m and continued until 4:00 a.m. Under these new regulations, restaurants are allowed to resume in-house dining, as long as they serve only fully vaccinated persons who make a reservation in advance, but they will only be allowed to house 50% of the total number of persons that can be accommodated by their establishment.
Open-air, outdoor, and alfresco restaurants, on the other hand, are able to serve 75% of their capacity. Again, all these persons must be fully vaccinated and must make appointments in advance.
Churches and casinos must still remain closed under the new regulations, however, and contact sports are still prohibited.
It has not been announced how long the new regulations will remain in effect, but the release from the Ministry of Health and Wellness did note that these rules will remain in place “until further notice”.