RELEASE: As St. Vincent and the Grenadines celebrates International Workers Day (May Day) on Friday May 1, 2020, the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) advises members of the general public to continue to be responsible citizens by adhering to the various measures and protocols that have been implemented by the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to protect its citizens and visitors and reduce the spread of the Coronavirus during this COVD-19 global pandemic.
It is customary for Vincentians to engage in different social events/activities on public holidays. In light of the current global health crisis and the need for physical distancing and social hygiene, the RSVGPF reiterates that the undermentioned legislations would be in effect;
- The Noise Control Act
- The Criminal Code
- The Criminal Procedure Code
- Traffic Regulation Act
- The Litter Act
- National Parks Act
- Beach Protection Act
To this end, the following would be maintained:
- Sustained patrols by the Police to ensure that:
- No playing of amplified music in public or private places
- No mass gatherings of persons on beaches, churches or other social events; river cooks, picnics, etc.
- Social and physical distancing are being practiced
- Motorists and commuters are adhering to the protocols with regards to the number of passengers riding in omnibuses
- No boat rides and or; excursions
- Quarantined persons are at their designated places of confinement at all times.
The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force would like to thank the general public for their cooperation and support during this unprecedented period, as we work hand in hand towards the sustenance of the safety and security of our blessed land.
We salute all of our nation’s workers – especially those who are on the front lines protecting the population.