Hardware stores in specific areas will be allowed to operate on a temporary basis, following recent flooding in various parts of the country.
This announcement comes from Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, who acknowledged that there would have been consequent damage to property.
Pursuant to Regulation 3(10)(a) of the Emergency Powers (No. 2) Regulations, 2021, the Health Minister has authorized hardware stores in the following municipalities ONLY to operate between 8am and 3pm on Monday June 7th and Tuesday June 8th, 2021:
- Point Fortin
- Sangre Grande
- Tunapuna/ Piarco
- San Juan/Laventille
Members of the public and hardware store operators are advised to comply strictly with the public health guidelines and other legal requirements in the regulations.
Shoppers are also asked to limit the time spent in these hardware stores by restricting their purchases to essential items that are required to repair damage due to flooding.
This statement follows a release issued by the Health Ministry on Sunday evening which stated that hardware stores were to remain closed.