In a press release date Friday, October, 16, 2020, the Office of the Commissioner of Police informed the general public that commencing “today, Friday, October 16, 2020, approval for all Loud Speaker Permits are suspended until further notice.”
The notice went on to say that anyone who had received prior approval, either for Friday, October, 16 and any future date, that such permission had been revoked.
This measure the release stated is necessary at this time to assist in the national COVID-19 control efforts. The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force apologizes and wishes to express its understanding for the inconvenience this may cause, but reminds all affected parties that our health and safety are foremost.
“We further advise that whilst gatherings of no more than 100 persons in attendance are permissible, the playing of any amplified music is prohibited. This measure will be reviewed once the public health officials have deemed it safe to do so and a notice of the reinstatement of permits will be published.”
The RSLPF release ended by urging the citizenry to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols, particularly as they relate to social distancing and the wearing of masks in public forums.