Clarification notice on the lockdown conditions


The Samoa Government has issued a clarification notice of the lockdown conditions of the current State of Emergency Orders which is effective for the period from 12.01 am, Wednesday 6th April 2022 to 11.59 pm Tuesday 19th April 2022.

Public gatherings and almost all businesses (except Nightclubs, Bars, Fitness Centres and Gaming facilities) are allowed to operate Monday – Saturday, between the hours of 6 am – 2 pm, the permitted hours.

“ALL businesses and workplaces must make necessary arrangements to close at a suitable time to allow transport arrangements for employees to go home within the permitted hours;

“No more than 15 people are permitted in public gatherings, except for church services and funerals that 30 people are permitted. “Children under 12 years old are prohibited from any public places, including public transport, except for when they are being taken to get their vaccinations; church services are permitted between the hours of 6 am – 2 pm for no more than 30 people at any service.

“No businesses or public gatherings are permitted on Sundays, except for Church services.”

According to the public notice, vehicles and people, except children under 12 years old, are only allowed on public roads between the hours of 6 am and 2 pm.

On Sunday, vehicles and people are permitted on the roads for the purposes of attending church; only authorised vehicles and authorised personnel are allowed on public roads outside the permitted hours.”


The Samoa Police Service will be conducting roadblocks outside of the permitted hours.”