The Government has added construction workers and fishermen to the list of exempted workers under the current COVID19 restrictions.

Prime Minister Holness made the disclosure in the House yesterday.

He says the construction sector is an area where economic activity should be allowed to continue.

The Prime Minister says general health rules will still be in place, including the wearing of a mask and social distancing, however, the gathering rule of no more than 10 will be waived.

Likewise, the Prime Minister says special provisions were made for agriculture and the order will now explicitly exempt fishermen as well as farmers.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.