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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:09 am 
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Taken from Facebook, from last night's press conference by the Prime Minister of Aruba, from Jan 7th to 31st

Restaurants:
Max 4 per table. No live musicians/entertainment. No musical events that are intended to attract customers. Background (non-live) music only in restaurants. No dancing.

Boats on sea:
Maximum 4 persons on boats/yachts. Avoid social events on boats. Note: I am awaiting clarification on how this affects tour boats for tourists (catamarans, etc).

Gathering Ban:
Maximum 2 persons together in public areas.

Shopping: Only 1 person per family inside stores/supermarkets. Masks required inside. Use masks when 1.5 meter is not possible.

No contact sports.

No permits for public events will be granted.

Social events: Max 10 inside (if distance is possible) and 25 outside (if distance is possible). Police can stop event if there is disorder. New legal basis for fines is introduced which allows police to act more effectively against violations.

Curfew (TDQ) from 11pm to 5am. Business closing time is between 10pm and 6am. (Hotels and lodgings are exempted from the closing time, but only to serve their registered guests between 10pm and 6am - Casinos are not part of the exemption and must close at 10pm).

Ban on beaches and parking from 7pm to 5am. (Licensed restaurants on the beach can operate until 10pm - customers to be seated at tables at all times, as per rules). Note: I am awaiting clarification whether this is a total ban or an agglomeration ban.

Businesses are required to have a compliance officer. Business owners are asked to take responsibility for enforcement of rules.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:30 am 
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Is that limit per table for both inside and outside dining?

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arubamikey wrote:
Is that limit per table for both inside and outside dining?


Both inside and outside, yes - except (I believe) at the hotels/timeshares (in theory, for the hotel/timeshare guests)


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So 6 members of the same family can stay together on one room, but can't go out together and eat at the same table... Makes no sense...

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arubamikey wrote:
So 6 members of the same family can stay together on one room, but can't go out together and eat at the same table... Makes no sense...


Well, the problem there is that (unless you all want to bring your room keys or birth certificates), how can the restaurants know that you're really all one family? I think you can imagine that there _might_ be one or two people who would lie about such things to sit together as a group, right?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:58 pm 
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People could bring ID...

And what's with the "2 people together in public areas"? Aren't beaches public? What about sidewalks??? How are they going to enforce this?

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arubamikey wrote:
People could bring ID...

And what's with the "2 people together in public areas"? Aren't beaches public? What about sidewalks??? How are they going to enforce this?

Rhetorical questions, I'm sure. Bryan's only reporting what he knows not what he suspects.


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arubamikey wrote:
People could bring ID...

And what's with the "2 people together in public areas"? Aren't beaches public? What about sidewalks??? How are they going to enforce this?

Rhetorical questions, I'm sure. Bryan's only reporting what he knows not what he suspects.


I understand, just wondering what this means and how they will enforce it.

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