The Ministry of Health & Wellness Belize hereby reminds the public that no social gatherings are permitted at this time. Businesses should desist from promoting such activities in accordance with Section 7 of the Public Health Act (Prevention of the spread of Infectious Disease) (COVID-19) SI No. 74 of 2021 – Exemption on the restrictions of gatherings for social purposes.

The ministry specifically calls on key social partners including local municipal administrators and the private and public sectors for cooperation as the country goes through a third wave of COVID-19. The ministry continues to identify isolated clusters of the virus countrywide caused by behaviour that has gone against the public health prevention advice.

The public is reminded to be informed, follow the recommended public health measures, and encourage friends and relatives to get vaccinated.