With Bookstores and art supply stores being giving the all-clear to re-open for business today, Education Minister, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, is calling on those in need of supplies, not to rush the stores.
The Ministry of Health issued a statement late Saturday, announcing that bookstores and art supply stores can reopen from today, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am and 4pm.
This will allow parents to purchase much needed supplies for students writing the upcoming Caribbean Examination Council’s CSEC and CAPE exams, as well as the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam.
In a post to her Facebook page yesterday, Minister Gadsby-Dolly said, “Let’s avoid the congregation at bookstores and art supply stores tomorrow (Monday). No need to rush. Choose another store or a different time if the store you’re headed to is too full. Social distance in the lines, wear your mask.”
Shoppers are also advised to limit the time spent in the stores and only purchase essential items.
The CAPE and CSEC examinations are scheduled to begin on June 28th, while the SEA is due on July 1st.
Also given the ‘bligh’ to reopen this week are hardware stores.