Come Monday, Barbadians can expect the three-foot distancing rule to be removed from the COVID-19 protocols.
The announcement was made yesterday by Minister of Health Ian Gooding-Edghill during the receipt of 14 400 Pfizer paediatric vaccinations at the Grantley Adams International Airport.
“We are going to be relaxing the three-feet distancing rule that was done on the basis of the available information to us. Notwithstanding the change, we’re going to be encouraging Barbadians to maintain their social responsibility and to ensure that their personal behaviour reflects what we are doing,” Gooding-Edghill told the media.
“We’ve come a long way and we’re trying our best to move to a position of normalcy over time, notwithstanding what we would have encountered during the COVID-19 period,” he added.
Chief Medical Officer, The Most Honourable Dr Kenneth George, has urged the public to be responsible for their own actions when the change comes into effect.
He said health officials had learnt so much about the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years, and had gained 18 months’ experience with respect to vaccinations. (RA)