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Senator Randall Mitchell Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts is pleading with citizens of T&T to be safe as the nation enjoys the long Easter weekend.

Line minister Randall Mitchell said in a statement yesterday that increased numbers were expected at the nation’s beaches and various sites and attractions.

He said Easter was also a time of heightened activity for those with an interest in community-based tourism, hiking, and other forms of exploration.

But with new spikes in COVID-19 infections, the ministry is warning against congregating and flouting public health regulations.

Mitchell said, “While we’ve been encouraging everyone to rediscover Trinidad and Tobago and its hidden gems since the stay-at-home measures were lifted, this Easter we advise extreme caution if you go out. Now is not the time for us to become complacent.”

He said visitors to the nation’s beaches should avoid congregation and mixing with other households and should be generally responsible. He said it was also important to follow the advice of the lifeguards on duty and be cautious.

“We are pleading with you to wear your masks and do so properly if you venture out to explore. Ensure you’re physically distanced and sanitise frequently. We are still very much in a pandemic. It is important that we are responsible and we follow safety measures that are in place at locations that we visit,” the minister said.