Weddings and funerals can be held on partial curfew days with restrictions, superintendent reminds public

By: Chaïra Flanders

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 19, 2020 (ZIZ News): Hosting of Social events like weddings and funerals are allowed on partial curfew days as long as persons adhere to the necessary restrictions mandated by the Emergency Powers regulations.

This reminder was given by Superintendent Cromwell Henry as members of the COVID-19 Task Force gathered at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Conference room for a national briefing held by the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) on Sunday April 19.

Supt. Henry noted that persons who wish to hold these events on partial curfew days must first make a request to the Commissioner of Police. While addressing weddings in particular he said no more than 10 persons should attend the occasion.

“Weddings may be permitted on limited operation days except of course no more than 10 persons should be in attendance, no more than one officiant should be in attendance, only essential camera technicians should be in attendance, only two essential witnesses should be in attendance and the wedding should have a maximum duration not exceeding one half hour”, he explained.

Superintendent Henry added that all persons excluding the bride and groom should practice social distancing and abide by physical distancing protocols.

Meanwhile, during funerals, no more than ten members of immediate family shall be in attendance, only essential mortuary personnel should be in attendance and the maximum duration of the funeral is one hour.

He said although these social events are exceptions, they must be held in keeping with the recommended stipulations on these particular days.

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