Non-Operational BVI Businesses Are To Prepare For Re-Opening

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Businesses not yet approved to operate in the British Virgin Islands are allowed to begin putting social distancing requirements and health protocols in place in time for re-opening on Sunday, May 10.

This was approved by the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands in accordance with the Curfew Act, 2017, imposition of Curfew (No.15) Order, 2020. The Order’s purpose is to control, suppress or prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus and for the protection of all persons within the Territory. 

As businesses prepare to be inspected by the Environmental Health Division and the Social Distancing Task Force, owners are reminded that they are to remain closed to the public until they are given the approval to do so by the authorities.

Business owners are to note the following during preparations:

  1. Submit the names of persons who will be present to prepare the businesses for inspections by emailing ministryofhealth@gov.vg.
  2. Please visit the bvi.gov.vg for a copy of the Business COVID-19 Control Public Health and Physical Distancing Measures checklist to prepare businesses for inspection.
  3. Once the checklist has been completed, business owners are to email their names and contact number to ministryofhealth@gov.vg for inspection. Place in the subject line: COVID-19 INSPECTION.
  4. Inspections will be completed by the Environmental Health Division and the Social Distancing Task Force. Business owners are asked to call 468-5110 or 544-4757 to make appointments for inspection.
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