The government has announced a modified Labour Day observance for later this month in light of the ongoing COVID-19 curfew restrictions.

Labour Day is being observed on Monday May 24. However, there will be no national Labour Day project this year.

The announcement of the modified observance was made by Culture Minister, Olivia Grange, in the House of Representatives this afternoon.

The day is being observed under the theme “Promoting a Clean and Healthy Environment”, with the accompanying slogan “Stay Home, Stay Safe; This Labour Day, Clean Up Your Space”.

The Minister says citizens are asked to use Labour Day to rid their homes of potential mosquito breeding sites.

Citizens should also focus on planting and gardening around the home.

Minister Grange says MPs and councillors are being asked to encourage their constituents to get a back yard gardens.

Minister Grange says the week leading up to Labour Day will be observed as National Workers Week.

She told the House that the contribution of the island’s workers to national development will be acknowledged.

Olivia Grange, Culture Minister.