Barbadians will be given the opportunity to share their views on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing when Government hosts four town hall meetings this month.
The town hall meetings, which follow a decision taken at the last Social Partnership meeting on July 27, will be attended by Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw; Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan; Minister of Home Affairs, Information and Public Affairs, Wilfred Abrahams, and Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic.
Additionally, the technical teams from the Ministries of Health and Wellness and Labour, as well as representatives from the unions and the private sector will be in attendance at each meeting.
Chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, Brian Reece, will moderate the sessions.
The first town hall meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 9, at the Alexandra School, Queen’s Street, Speightstown, St. Peter, while the second will be on Wednesday, August 11, at the Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Roads, St. Philip.
On Monday, August 16, the town hall meeting will be convened at the Deighton Griffith Secondary School, Kingsland, Christ Church, and on Wednesday, August 18, the final meeting will be hosted at Combermere School, Waterford, St. Michael.
All meetings will run from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., and will be held face-to-face and via Zoom. However, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a maximum of 80 persons will be allowed at each venue.
Interested persons are therefore invited to register for the face-to-face meetings by calling 535-1400, while those who prefer the Zoom format should register for the sessions as follows:
Princess Margaret School
Deighton Griffith School