Prime Minister Holness says effective Saturday, May 16, churches will be allowed to have service under new guidelines on a trial basis.

Among the measures to be tested for two weeks are that church members must wear masks and be an arm’s length apart from each other.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

He says the measures are being explored because he’s impressed with how churches have voluntarily abided by the government’s guidelines.

Meanwhile, Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, says bars will be allowed to re-open effective May 19, but, also under strict guidelines.

He says social distancing guidelines, the wearing of masks and the installation of sanitization stations will be strictly enforced.

Desmond McKenzie, Local Government Minister.