PUBLIC transport can operate in full capacity from June 22, the Prime Minister said at a covid19 media briefing, on Saturday.
From Monday, public transport will be able to operate at 75 per cent capacity from Monday and then move to 100 per cent capacity on June 22.
Also, the public service should be back to regular operation by June 22 as opposed to a rotation system, with Rowley asking public service managers to co-ordinate a smooth transition back to normal operations but continuing to follow covid19 guidelines.
On Monday, hairdressers, barbers, spas can operate, along with domestic workers including housekeepers, gardeners, maids can go back to work.
"We expect that if our numbers continue on the same trajectory as they are now as by June 22 we should be able to reopen our bars, our gyms, our casinos, our cinemas and have in-house dining at restaurants and have sporting activities taking place. Sporting activities without the stadium crowds." Beaches and rivers, which are now closed, would be reopened to the public on June 22 also and gatherings will also increase to ten from five on the same date.
Rowley said there would be guidelines to reduce crowds by bars, probably restricting numbers to ten at a time.
"By June 22, which is two weeks from today, given all the things that would have happened and are now to happen this country should be back to approximately 80 per cent of its functionality with the restrictions of the protocols of personal behaviour."
The school system and the borders remained closed, with the school system targeting a September restart. CXC and CAPE examinations will be held during the July and August holidays.
Rowley said within the next week a decision will be taken on when the Secondary Entrance Assessment will be held. On June 20, Rowley said further announcements would be made.