Changes announced to Sunday business hours, outdoor dining, and weddings and funerals


Changes announced to Sunday business hours, outdoor dining, and weddings and funerals



The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise that beginning Sunday, 24 January 2021 pharmacies, gas stations and laundromats will now be permitted to operate between the hours of 6am and 9pm, on the islands of New Providence and Abaco.

Outdoor dining at restaurants will also be permitted on Sundays between 6am and 9pm, on New Providence and Abaco.

Effective immediately, for the islands of New Providence, Abaco, mainland Eleuthera and mainland Exuma funeral services may now have a maximum of 20 people at the graveside only, not including the officiant and mortuary workers.

Wedding ceremonies in a religious facility may now take place with a maximum of 20 people in accordance with the protocols established by the Bahamas Christian Council and approved by the Ministry of Health, effective immediately for the islands of New Providence, Abaco, mainland Eleuthera and mainland Exuma.

Funeral repasts and wedding receptions remain prohibited on the islands of New Providence, Abaco, mainland Eleuthera and mainland Exuma.

The amendments are outlined in the Emergency Powers (COVID-19 Pandemic) (Risk Management) (No. 4) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order, 2021 released Wednesday 20 January 2021.