Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 - 7:15pm

Essential and critical workers who are required to work during the hard curfew hours of 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. are to have a valid curfew pass.

            The following conditions are to be adhered to by the approved essential workers and critical listing regarding their curfew passes:

  • No one except essential and critical workers on duty should be out at curfew times.
  • Persons who were granted exemptions or passes are not to be out if they are not on duty and observe curfew hours while off duty.
  • Persons must carry photo identification with the curfew pass.
  • For the next 24 hours, business owners or essential agencies who have yet to receive passes for their staff are to call 311 to request permission for them to perform or travel to and from their essential duties. Failure to do so can lead to prosecution.
  • Persons are reminded that it is not automatic authorisation and it is up to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Commander to grant or deny permission.

            The purpose of the Curfew Act, 2017, Imposition of a Curfew (No.28) Order, 2020 is to control, suppress and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the British Virgin Islands. Persons can access the full list of essential workers and class by visiting www.bvi.gov.vg/covid-19.


Adrianna J. Soverall

Ministry of Health and Social Development
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Email: ministryofhealth@gov.vg
Telephone: 1(284)468-2272 or 2174