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UDC Responds to COVID-19: Changes to Business Operations

Kingston, Jamaica: March 17, 2020: In light of the announcement by the Government of Jamaica on the increasing community transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) wishes to advise the public that daily operations for business at its Corporate Head Office in Downtown, Kingston and the Subsidiaries will be closed from Tuesday 17 March from 2 PM until Wednesday 25 March. Critical areas of operations will continue remotely with ongoing asset management and welfare support as necessary.

Our subsidiary, the Runaway Bay Water Company (RBWC) provides water services to sections of Runaway Bay, St. Ann and Caymanas Estate, St. Catherine as part of the national infrastructure. UDC has implemented its emergency response protocols to maintain these operations while maintaining the safety of staff.

All UDC owned attractions and beaches will also remain closed during this time. These are:

1. Dunn’s River Falls and Park
2. Green Grotto Caves
3. Ocho Rios Bay Beach
4. Reach Falls
5. Pearly Beach West
6. Long Bay Beach Park
7. Bluefields Beach Park
8. Turtle River Park
9. Walter Fletcher Beach
10. Laughing Waters / Protocol House

Additionally, the UDC advises that all venue rental properties will be closed through to March 28, 2020, or until further advised. The UDC and its Subsidiaries will continue to closely monitor the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Wellness and update decisions in the best interest of staff, clients and visitors.

For all enquiries during this temporary period of closure, public may contact the UDC via