List of Essential Services

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PEOPLE in Trinidad and Tobago will have to be indoors from March 30 to April 15.

This is in an effort to curb the spread of the Covid-19 global pandemic.

National Security Minister Stuart Young has announced the essential services that will be allowed out.

He said people could go to the grocery, pharmacy and vegetable stall but must have ID and a legitimate reason to be out.

Please see the THE PUBLIC HEALTH [2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS  (2019-nCoV)] (NO. 4) REGULATIONS, 2020 in PDF form here THE PUBLIC HEALTH [2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-nCoV)] (NO. 4) REGULATIONS, 2020 or get a summary below:

  • Judiciary and Legal services
  • Cabinet
  • THA
  • TTPS
  • TTDF
  • Immigration
  • SSA
  • Hospitals
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Telecommunications
  • Funeral homes
  • Sanitation
  • Prisons
  • Rehabilitations Centres and other detention centers
  • Children’s homes
  • Differently-abled homes
  • Elderly geriatric homes
  • Private security
  • Social workers- NGOs
  • Banks
  • UTC
  • Cooperative services, for example, like servicing ATM machines
  • Service providers
  • Safety and sanitation of residences such as plumbers.
  • Only live-in domestic workers are essential.
  • Care-givers of the elderly.
  • Convenient stories, corner shops, discount stores- such as Pricemart
  • Supermarket
  • Grocery stories
  • Pharmacies
  • Hardware stores
  • All Government services with minimum staff
  • Board of Inland Revenue
  • Customs and Excise
  • Transportation and logistic services
  • Port operations
  • Manufacturers of food, beverages and pharmaceuticals
  • Aviation and airport operations
  • Services related to ports
  • Warehouses
  • Public transportation – 50% capacity
  • Restaurants can have take away and delivery.
  • Media
  • Agriculture – food production
  • Energy services- oil and gas
  • Gas stations
  • UWI’s Seismic Research Centre
  • Construction workers only in health related work


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