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Notice To Public – Ncc Response To Covid-19 On Site Occurrence

Port of Spain, Trinidad, Thursday, January 27, 2022: The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago (NCC) wishes to update the public and its stakeholders following a recent COVID-19-related development at its Head Offices on Gray Street, St. Clair on Monday, January 24, 2022.

Upon discovery of the positive status of the employee, all NCC offices were immediately closed for an emergency sanitisation exercise and all employees sent home for the day as per the Commission’s official practices.

While the offices at the Queen’s Park Savannah were reopened the following day (Tuesday, January 25), the Head Office remained closed until Wednesday, January 26 in order to facilitate mandatory public health official COVID-19 reporting protocols, including contract tracing, testing for exposed employees, and where necessary, quarantine.

Clients, who had business to attend to during the closure times, were promptly advised of the change in office hours, and arrangements were made to facilitate their business needs.

The Commission is pleased to report that all offices were opened following their respective exercises, and are currently operating at regular hours and capacity as impacted by current circumstances.

As we focus on the future, and in playing our part in the fight against COVID-19, the Commission further advises the public that the necessary operational adjustments have been made following this recent development, and all efforts continue as planned in getting ready for the upcoming Taste of Carnival 2022.

These efforts are greatly guided by advice from the government and the respective health authorities and significantly influenced by our ongoing commitment to safeguard our staff’s health and wellbeing.

In wishing our colleagues, who have affected by these circumstances, a complete and speedy return to normalcy, we shall continue to adhere to official public health guidelines, redouble our ongoing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, and do our utmost to keep our facilities safe for staff and visitors alike.

The NCC sincerely thanks the public for its ongoing support and understanding at this time.