Ticketing system for COVID breaches will soon be implemented

November 27, 2020
Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, addressing the recent sitting of the House of Representatives at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.

A ticketing system for breaches of the COVID-19 guidelines put in place by the government, will soon be ready says Prime Minister, Andrew Holness.

According to PM Holness, provisions will be presented to the Legislative Committee shortly, he made the declaration while responding to questions during the recent sitting of the House of Representatives.

He further informed that the Ministries of Health and Wellness, Justice, and Local Government and Rural Development, will be collaborating on the process.

The ticketing system is expected to form part of the continuous efforts to ramp up enforcement of the COVID-19 restrictions.

Under the current restrictions, Jamaicans are required to adhere to protocols related to curfew, public gatherings, funerals, hosting of entertainment events, wearing of masks and public passenger transportation, among others. 

In addition, the Prime Minister told the House that other measures regarding the revision of penalties are in progress.

“I am assured that the Minister of Justice is leading the charge on getting them done,” he stated.

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