Protocol for Nation-Wide Curfew
- 07 April 2020
As announced by the Hon. Prime Minister, in order to minimise non-essential movement of Fijians, in Fiji’s bid to contain Coronavirus (COVID-19), the nation-wide curfew hours has been extended to 8pm to 5am daily, from 10pm to 5am, from 3rd April 2020.
There are industries and certain service providers who require staff to do shift work or may need staff to address emergency calls.
In this regard, all industry players have been advised by the Hon. Attorney-General that they will need to ensure all staff who are required to work during curfew hours should carry the following:
Company Photo ID cards, in the absence of company ID, the staff will need to carry a valid National photo ID, such as Voter ID, Joint ID or Driver’s License;
Letter on company letter issued to staff that they are required to work during that specific time; and
National Contact Centre telephone contact (where applicable) to verify the claims of the staff. Where there is no contact centre, a contact officer should be identified and contact details provided.
The contracted service provider, that is, taxi or bus operator, or port service providers, such as tug operators or line port service providers, to name a few, should be provided with the following:
1. A letter from the contracting company on company letterhead that they are service providers for the company and are required to work during the curfew period; and
2. National Contact Centre telephone contact (where applicable) to verify the claims. Where there is no contact centre, a contact officer should be identified and contact details provided.
The business community can contact the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, using the following email addresses or phone: