The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) wants to clarify statements made by the Prime Minister on opening hours of supermarkets. The Association says that “each supermarket will publish their respective hours of operation, as well as the dates on which those changes take effect, to advise customers of amended opening and closing times”.

The following is a press release from SATT:

The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) wishes to provide some clarification on the opening hours for supermarkets during the Christmas season.
On Saturday, December 5, 2020, The Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, announced that supermarkets will be permitted to open for 24 hours from December 10, 2020 until January 3, 2021.

On behalf of SATT, we wish to thank the Prime Minister and the Government for making this concession which will assist us with social distancing at a key shopping period in the year.

We wish to confirm, collectively, that this allowance does not imply that supermarkets will open for 24 hours every day from December 10 until January 3. As we have done previously, each supermarket will publish their respective hours of operation, as well as the dates on which those changes take effect, to advise customers of amended opening and closing times.

We also wish to join The Honourable Prime Minister, in reinforcing to the wider public the importance of adhering to all required safety practices, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, plan your shopping and aim to complete as early as possible, at the stores please adhere to proper handwashing, wearing of suitable masks and social distancing while in-store.

The SATT and its members look forward to welcoming all customers to our stores for the Christmas season.