Diptee: Persons still mask up despite ease of mandate

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Diptee: Persons still mask up despite ease of mandate

For the first time in almost two years members of the public were given the option of not wearing masks while in public spaces as Sunday marked the easing of mask restrictions.

However, the mandate still applies to visits to health clinics, dental clinics and hospitals.

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh made the announcement on July 6.


However, he said they did have risk-based recommendations for various vulnerable groups and special populations where they recommend that masks still be worn.

The mandate to wear masks in public was one of the casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following what was happening in other parts of the world, on August 31, 2020, the Government mandated the wearing of masks.

The consequences for not doing so resulted in a $1,000 fine for the first offence and $2,000 for the second offence and $3,000 for the third offence.

President of the Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago Rajiv Diptee said yesterday that there were some customers who still chose to wear thier masks.

He revealed persons would be subject to the various health ad safety policies in place at various stores or supermarket chains.