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List of movement allowed in Cayo District during quarantine

Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2020. 10:46 am CST.

By BBN Staff: As announced by Prime Minister Dean Barrow on April 6, 2020, additional measures including a lockdown for the Cayo District have been implemented in response to COVID-19 through a Statutory Instrument effective Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

The Statutory Instrument provides for further amendment to the Emergency Powers regulations and offers additional measures to protect the citizens of Belize. The two main changes include specific restrictions on movement in the Cayo District and further reduced hours of operation for some businesses.

Below is a summary of Statutory Instrument No. 52 of 2020:

The entire district of Cayo is on lockdown for 14 days in the first instance.

“Cayo District” means the whole[e1] of the area described by electoral divisions namely Belmopan Electoral Division, Cayo Central Electoral Division, Cayo North-East Electoral Division, Cayo North Electoral Division, Cayo South Electoral Division and Cayo West Electoral Division.

The curfew remains in effect from 8:00 p.m. to 4:59 a.m. and for children from 6:00 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.

Movements which are allowed in the Cayo District include operations of businesses.

People are permitted to move between the hours indicated and for the sole purposes of:

  1. Food and medicine (essential needs) –
  2. Convenience stores, food stores, supermarkets, meat shops, butchers, (excluding potable water) and food can operate from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (movement is for purchase of food and essentials)
  3. Markets: 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  4. Pharmacies: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  5. Bakeries and tortilla factories: 5:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  6. Fuel (fuel stations, depots, including LPG suppliers, depots and distributors) 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  7. Financial institutions (banks, credit unions, ATMs) 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon
  8. Exercise (jogging, walking or running, only, during hours of 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.) (no cycling)
  9. Veterinary and medical attention 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  10. If you are a caregiver or an essential worker (allowed to move in the Cayo District) going to and from work
  11. Services by waste disposal and sanitation companies and auxiliary personnel
  12. Maintenance and housekeeping by hotel, villa or other accommodation service personnel

Domestic Food Security

  1. Farms continue to operate – agricultural and aquaculture operations between 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  2. Fishers can continue to fish for livelihood during 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  3. Agro-processors, food manufacturers only, can operate for a period of 14 days during 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (but carbonated and other beverage manufacturers cannot operate for a period of 14 days).
  4. Productive sector industries, personnel and auxiliary workers (potable water production, agricultural workers) during 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


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