Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced a “vaccination day” where fully vaccinated individuals can enjoy activities that are currently prohibited, including happy hours at restaurants and bars.
Minnis also suggested that the curfew could be adjusted for vaccinated individuals.
While the prime minister didn’t provide the proposed date for the vaccination day, he said an announcement will be made “very soon”.
“We can have vaccination parties, those who are vaccinated and, most of all, we can have vaccinated hour hours in our restaurants and bars,” Minnis said during the ribbon cutting ceremony at Lyford Cay Upper School.
“Believe me, this will come sooner than you think.”
During a follow-up interview with reporters, Minnis added, “So what were basically saying is we want to open the country. So, we can have a vaccinated day where you can have happy hour. We’re all vaccinated, carry on, enjoy yourself.”
He said additional vaccination perks will be announced when he contributes to the budget debate in the House of Assembly next week.
“Ten o’clock is a bit limited,” he said referring to the curfew.
“I know you young people don’t like 10 p.m. I’ll address that on Thursday.”
More than 62,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been administered in The Bahamas.
The prime minister previously said that fully vaccinated people traveling both domestically and internationally will be exempted from testing requirements.
Minnis further noted that vaccinated people will be allowed to dine indoors and work in Junkanoo shacks.