Tourism in the Dominican Republic would start operating on July 5
The government of the Caribbean country has released a schedule of the phases in which the economy will be reactivated
Gustavo Montalvo, Minister of the Presidency of the Dominican Republic and who chairs the High-Level Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus, released new details about the phased reopening announced last Sunday by President Danilo Medina and in That sense announced the development plan in four phases in which the economy of the Dominican Republic will gradually be reactivated.
In this way, Montalvo explained that in phase 1, which begins this Wednesday, May 20, in micro companies (up to 10 employees), up to 5 employees or 50% of their staff may join, in small companies (up to 50 employees) up to 10 employees or up to 50% of the staff may be incorporated, and up to 25% of the total in medium and large companies.
As for barber shops, beauty salons and medical offices, they may resume activities but users must make an appointment to be treated.
The Commission advanced that from phase 2, scheduled for June 3, 100% of its staff will be able to work in micro-enterprises.
For their part, small companies may incorporate up to 75% of their staff, while large and medium-sized companies may operate with up to 50% of staff during this phase.
Likewise, the Commission pointed out that, the shops in shopping centers, the private collective transport of passengers and the gaming companies, with the exception of casinos, may begin to operate in this second phase. They can also start religious services on Sundays.
Starting from phase 3, which will begin on June 17, small and micro-businesses with up to 50 employees will be able to work with 100% of their staff, while companies with more than 50 workers will have up to 75% of your template.
Also, from this phase, religious services may be held three times a week.
It will be in phase 4, estimated for next July 5, when all companies resume their work with 100% of their staff. In addition, in this phase tourism will be reactivated, opening hotels and airports, as well as gyms and restaurant dining rooms.
"In this phase we will have resumed economic normality" they assured from the Commission.
However, they warned that we will continue to live with the coronavirus, "so prevention measures will continue to be essential at all times."
In this sense, in order to prevent contagion, all companies that return to work will require mandatory prevention, distancing and hygiene protocols, as well as taking temperature and carrying out tests.