Hon. Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis, met with at least 30 pastors on Nevis at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre (NePac) on May 21,  2020, in an effort to address concerns from the religious sector regarding the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening of churches. The premier noted that the Nevis Island Administration is endeavouring to do its best to respond to the many challenges the virus has posed to every sector on the island.

“I have said to those of you who called me that I expect that there will be some relaxation on the issue of churches as soon as this weekend but the question of how that relaxation should look continues to be a question, and I thought as Premier of Nevis I owed it to you to have a discussion. I have invited Dr. Judy Nisbett who is her with us. She is the Head of our COVID-19 Task Force here on Nevis because they too have been trying to get a sense from the church community as to what is the best approach and what is the compromise that we can give in order to ensure that the Houses of the Lord are reopened but also to ensure that our people are kept safe.