Barbadians will no longer have to wait to shop or conduct business on the day allocated to the first letter of their surname.
That is because the alphabet-based system used over recent weeks to limit and control the number of people moving around during the COVID-19 pandemic has been suspended.
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall, made that disclosure in response to questions from the media during a press conference to update the country on new measures being taken to lift restrictions at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last night.
At the same time, however, he issued the warning that if the situation became “out of control”, the alphabet system will be re-imposed.
He explained that given the “responsible side of Barbadians” observed over recent weeks, and given the fact that Government was extending the hours for persons to access business, the use of the alphabet system at this point was “less necessary”.
Earlier, the Attorney General announced an extension of the curfew period which will now run from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., Mondays to Thursdays, and 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Friday through to Sundays.