Change in Operating Hours of Hardware Stores—Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has issued an official statement informing the country of a change in operating hours of hardware stores, limiting their days of operation.

The following is the full text of the statement issued by the Ministry a short while ago.


Port-of-Spain, April 19, 2020: The Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister of Health, after consultation with the Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr Keith Rowley, and the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Stuart Young, and, in keeping with the continuous review of measures designed to combat the spread and effects of the COVID-19 virus, advises the public of the decision to further limit the opening times for hardware stores, including electrical and plumbing establishments.

From Monday 20 April 2020, hardware stores, including electrical and plumbing establishments,

shall only be open for sales to the public on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. This measure shall remain in place until April 30, 2020.

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago will continue to implement measures aimed at safeguarding the health of the population and will keep the public informed of these developments.