ALTHOUGH Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced that supermarkets will be allowed to open 24/7 until January 3, this does not mean that all supermarkets will be open for that time period.
In a press release on Monday by the Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT) stated that each supermarket will determine its own hours of operations.
It stated, “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,” SATT stated.
The association is also advising citizens to plan their shopping with an aim to complete as early as possible and adhere to proper handwashing, wearing of suitable masks and social distancing while in-store.