21 June 2020 – Announcement of Phase 2 of Fiji’s Covid-Safe economic recovery

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Health, Local Government, Social Services, Supply Chains
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans; Listening to scientists or health/other experts
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: The Hon. Prime Minister, Hon Voreqe Bainimarama is the main decision maker on all relevant COVID-19 issues. The Minister for different ministries is responsible in the implementation of the intervention.

Overview: This is an announcement of Fiji’s COVID-Safe Economic Recovery, targeted at the general public to notify people of the changes that the Fiji Government will do as it moves towards normality. The Hon. Prime Minister said that they are trying to lay a framework for long term changes in how Fiji can get people back in their jobs, revitalise our industries, and welcome visitors back to our shores, progressively rebuilding Fiji’s economy to its full, historic strength, while keeping health at the forefront of every decision. Fiji’s Ministry of Economy has been working closely with the ministries of: Health and Medical Services, Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport, business houses and various organisations to guide this COVID-Safe framework, and will continue to do so with overarching collaboration with medical experts to ensure health compliance in the days, weeks, and months ahead. The careFiji app forms a key part of Phase Two of our economic recovery (the app uses Bluetooth technology on people’s phones to make contact tracing much faster and accurate).
Full details here: https://www.fiji.gov.fj/Media-Centre/Speeches/PRIME-MINISTER-VOREQE-BAINIMARAMA-S-STATEMENT-ON-C

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: In his speech, the Hon. Prime Minister said that the policy of each phase, including every new business policy and border control, will be published in full online (will be available on the Fijian Government’s website and Facebook page).