Operations of some bars, resorts suspended by Task Force
The operations of a number of bars and resorts across Guyana were suspended by the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF), as the body upped its enforcement measures in a bid to reduce the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The establishments that have been suspended include:
- Outback Adventure Resort was suspended from January 13, 2021, to April 14, 2021
- Splashmin’s Resort was suspended from February 24, 2021, to March 24, 2021
- Aziza Akosua Farm and Nature Resort was suspended from February 24, 2021, to March 24, 2021
- Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (at Thomas Lands, Georgetown) was suspended from March 30, 2021, to April 30, 2021
- Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (at Timehri, East Bank of Demerara) was suspended from February 28, 2021, until further notice
- Homme Hospitality Hotel, Restaurant and Bar was suspended from April 7, 2021, to May 7, 2021
- Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. was suspended from March 23, 2021
- Everest Cricket Club was suspended from March 8, 2021
- Club Altitude was suspended from April 9, 2021, to May 5, 2021
- Kairos Bar was suspended from April 9, 2021, to May 9, 2021
- Boathouse Sports Bar was suspended from April 13, 2021, to May 13, 2021
- Magic City was suspended from April 13, 2021, to May 13, 2021
- Rio Nightclub which was suspended from April 13, 2021, to May 13, 2021
The News Room understands that approval for activities by the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. and the Everest Cricket Club, will be done on a case by case basis. Meanwhile, all future activities at the GMR&SC have been suspended.
The other bars and resorts must be inspected by the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) before reopening. As per the gazetted COVID-19 guidelines, the GTA will ensure that these establishments are able to facilitate adequate social distancing, constant sanitisation and other COVID-19 measures. Only then will the GTA grant approval for their reopening.
Additionally, the GTA is responsible for monitoring these establishments to ensure that they continue to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines.
Recently, President Dr Irfaan Ali commended the COVID-19 Task Force for their aggressive stance against persons who flout the guidelines and said it may now be time for the court to not only impose fines but consider jail time for those who act in contravention to the guidelines.