The Health Services Committee of NEMO, has issued an updated Advisory on the health protocol for the conduct of elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
General Elections in SVG will take place on Thursday November 5, 2020.
The period 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm has been agreed to as the time assigned for voting by eligible electors/voters who are in day 6 to day 14 quarantine.
As a result, during 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Thursday November 5, 2020, only electors/voters in day 6 to 14 quarantine and holding the appropriate Medical Officer’s Order will be allowed to vote.
This agreement was concluded during a meeting chaired by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Christian Council on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, and which included the Supervisor of Elections, the Attorney General, the Chief Medical Officer and representatives of all political parties contesting the November 5, 2020, General Elections in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
There will be no mixing of electors/voters in quarantine with general electors/voters. Where general electors/voters are still in the queue at 5:00 pm waiting to vote, the elector/voters holding the appropriate Medical Officer’s Order, will wait until the general voters have voted to enter the queue.
Procedures for electors/voters in quarantine (day 6 to day 14): These persons are considered to be of low risk (have arrived with a negative PCR result and have day 1 and day 5 negative PCR results) potential to transmit COVID-19 to others.
All general voters/electors are encouraged to wear masks/face coverings while at the polling station.
SVG has recorded seventy-four (74) COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, October 28, 2020. There are four (4) active cases in isolation. There is currently no evidence of local or community spread of COVID-19 in SVG.