27 April 2020 – Restrictions related to COVID-19 to be eased over four phases throughout May

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: State House of Seychelles and Ministry of Health

Overview: The easing of restrictions related to the COVID-19 situation
From Monday 4 May,

Firstly, all restrictions on the movement of people will be removed.

Secondly, religious services, including funeral services, will be able to resume following guidance from the Department of Health.

Thirdly, all shops will be able to stay open until 8pm in the evening.

Fourthly, the majority of services and businesses will be able to reopen. Construction companies can resume their work as per guidance issued by the Department of Health.

From 11 May,

All child-minding and day-care services, all post-secondary institutions including A-Levels, Guy Morel Institute and University of Seychelles, will reopen.

From 18 May,

All primary and secondary schools will reopen.

From 1 June,

Firstly, the airport will reopen for commercial flights in line with guidance issued by the Department of Health.

Secondly, Seychellois will be able to travel abroad as per guidance and regulations issued by the Department of Health.

Thirdly, leisure boats and yachts will be able to enter Seychelles territory, respecting any guidance from the Department of Health.

Fourthly, sporting activities can resume, following guidance from the Department of Health.

Fifth, gyms, cinemas, bars and casino can reopen, in line with guidance from the Department of Health.

All other measures will stay in force.

We must remember that the situation is dynamic and that measures can be reviewed or revised at any moment in the interest of protecting public health.

Next month, Air Seychelles will carry out repatriation flights for our Seychellois patients presently in India and Sri Lanka. These flights will also serve any Seychellois currently stuck in these two countries: I urge them to get in touch with our Embassies.

Full details here: http://www.statehouse.gov.sc/news/4826/address-by-president-danny-faure-on-the-easing-of-restrictions-related-to-the-covid-19-situation

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The easing of restrictions related to the COVID-19 situation
From Monday 4 May,

Firstly, all restrictions on the movement of people will be removed.

Secondly, religious services, including funeral services, will be able to resume following guidance from the Department of Health.

Thirdly, all shops will be able to stay open until 8pm in the evening.

Fourthly, the majority of services and businesses will be able to reopen. Construction companies can resume their work as per guidance issued by the Department of Health.