Opening hours extended for supermarkets, restaurants, gas stations

Hours for supermarkets, restaurants and gas stations have been extended in the latest amendments to COVID-19 State of Emergency (S.O.E.) orders issued by the Government on Monday morning.

The amendments were announced in a media release disseminated by the Government's Press Secretariat.

Hours for supermarkets are now  6am to 10pm. Monday through Saturday; on Sunday the hours are 3pm to 10 pm. 

The markets at Fugalei, Vaitele, Salelologa, Afega and Taufusi have  been given one extra hour to operate. 

Market hours are 6am to 7pm.

Restaurants and hotel restaurants are allowed to open at 6am until 11pm daily except for Sundays.

On Sundays, hours are 12pm to 10pm for dining in and orders to-go.

Hours for petrol stations have also been changed to allow sales on Sunday from 3pm to 10pm.

The restriction on the number of people allowed to gather for one function has been removed but the government advises that caution be exercised to ensure safety.

A limit on the number of people who gather for Sunday toanai has been removed.

B.I.N.G.O. games are now allowed Monday through Saturday, 6am to 11pm.

Pharmacies have been given the green light to open on Sundays, from 3pm. to 10pm.

Nightclubs have been given new hours as well: 6am to 11pm. Monday through Saturday.

The new S.O.E. orders take effect Monday, December until 4 January, 2021 for further review by Cabinet.

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