The security forces have adjusted the opening hours for some establishments under the States of Public Emergency in St. James and St. Catherine North.

The changes were announced by the Jamaica Constabulary Force this afternoon.

In St. James, clubs and fast-food restaurants will be allowed to remain open until 2:00 a.m.

Business with tavern licenses can remain open until 10:00 PM.

The Police say service stations in St. James will be allowed to stay open until 11:00PM.

Supermarkets and grocery shops will now be permitted a closing time of 8:00PM.

In the St. Catherine North Police Division, community recreational areas must close at 6:00 PM.

Cookshops, dry goods and haberdasheries may now remain open until 7:00 PM.

The police say spirit licensed premises are now permitted to stay open until 9:00 PM.

Service stations, clubs, fast food outlets, pharmacies and churches are all now allowed to remain open until 10:00 PM.

The public is urged to give the security forces their full cooperation and to observe strict compliance to these new closing hours.