Filter for Saint Lucia Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-09 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Travelers will be required to obtain a negative PCR (Polymerized Chain Reaction) test within seven days of travel unless they are arriving from countries in the Travel Bubble designated by the Government of Saint Lucia.
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2020-07-09 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
All visitors and returning citizens to Saint Lucia must complete a Pre-Arrival registration form prior to arrival. Visitors can go to www.stlucia.org and click on the COVID-19 page to find a link to the form. Visitors must fill out details including proof of negative PCR testing and indicate which COVID-19 Certified hotel they will be staying in.
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All returning Saint Lucia citizens and residents must also complete the Pre-Arrival registration form as above (insert link). On arrival, they are required to quarantine for 14 days at a pre-approved home quarantine address, Government operated quarantine facility or a COVID-19 certified property.
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Anyone arriving without proof of a negative PCR test will be subject to immediate isolation and testing with possible quarantine or treatment should a passenger test positive - at their own cost.
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Visitors traveling only from destinations that have zero or a low instance of COVID-19 cases will be exempt from the seven day pre-testing requirement. These destinations currently include Antigua, Barbuda, Aruba, Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Monsterrat, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Martin, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos. Visitors with a travel history from these areas in the last 14 days will also be exempt from quarantine.
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Any symptomatic passengers will be isolated and tested. They will be required to remain in quarantine/isolation at their hotel or Government Operated Quarantine Facility until the test result is obtained. If the test is positive they will be transferred to a treatment facility until they receive two negative test results and are clinically stable.
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Exemptions for Visitors Traveling from Designated ‘Travel Bubble’
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Visitors will be required to follow the local regulations in Saint Lucia, including the wearing of masks during on-island transportation and when in public places.
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2020-07-09 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
St. Lucia prepares for Phase 1 reopening on July 9, 2020
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Pre-testing prior to travel is now mandatory. Visitors must provide a negative test result taken seven days or less before travel to Saint Lucia. This comes into effect from July 9, 2020 and will be reviewed after 30 days.
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
All arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks, at the airport. Any symptomatic passengers will be isolated and tested.
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2020-07-09 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Travelers will be required to obtain a negative PCR (Polymerized Chain Reaction) test within seven days of travel unless they are arriving from countries in the Travel Bubble designated by the Government of Saint Lucia.
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2020-07-09 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
All visitors and returning citizens to Saint Lucia must complete a Pre-Arrival registration form prior to arrival.
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
During Phase One, visitors can stay only at hotels that are COVID-19 Certified
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2020-07-09 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Visitors will be required to follow the local regulations in Saint Lucia, including the wearing of masks during on-island transportation and when in public places.
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2020-06-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Saint Lucia prepares Economic Recovery and Resilience Plan
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2020-06-19 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
option of home quarantine in situations where individuals have health complications, small children, are unable to function independently and other sensitive situations. The applicants for this discretionary accommodation must meet the necessary requirements including inspection of homes by health officials prior to approval.
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2020-06-19 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Maintaining mental health in the COVID-19 environment
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2020-06-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Our professionals at the ports of entry have undergone the necessary training required and are equipped and prepared to handle incoming and outgoing travelers
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2020-06-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Department of Health also anticipates the complete refurbishment of the respiratory hospital by the end of June 2020 which will further aid ongoing efforts to manage the national response to the virus.
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2020-06-19 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Maintaining mental health in the COVID-19 environment
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2020-06-18 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Ministry of Tourism releases PSA for tourism transportation operators
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2020-06-15 Out Movement restrictions: Curfews
Effective June 15, 2020 the curfew is imposed from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. daily.
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2020-06-04 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Saint Lucia launches global tourism campaign
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2020-06-04 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
In phase one ONLY airports will resume operation on June 4, 2021
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2020-06-04 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
In phase one ONLY airports will resume operation on June 4, 2020
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2020-06-04 Out Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Phase 1 04 June to 31 July 2020, Phase 2 01 August to 30 September 2020, Phase 3 01 October 2020
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2020-06-04 Out Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Saint Lucia announces plan for tourism sector reopening on June 4
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2020-06-04 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Visitors must be tested for Covid-19 up to a maximum of 48 hours before their flight to Saint Lucia. They must be certified Covid free to be able to travel.
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2020-06-04 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
All travellers will be subject to screening and temperature checks by port health authorities in Saint Lucia.
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2020-06-04 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
All travellers must wear a face mask during the flight and in the airport in Saint Lucia. All travelers must continue the use of face masks on arrival in Saint Lucia.
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2020-06-03 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
classes resume for grade 6 and form 5 students
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2020-06-03 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
phased reopening of school in the physical classroom space for Grade Six and Form Five as of June 3
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2020-05-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Income Support Programme implemented
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2020-05-23 Out Public health measures: Mass population testing
We have intensified the testing of front line workers from Sunday, May 24, 2020 with priority of the health officers at the respiratory hospital, community respiratory clinics and the Fire Service officers. This testing will continue during the next few weeks.
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Saint Lucia Labour Force Survey to be implemented via telephone
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2020-05-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Sexual and reproductive clinic services at the Castries Wellness Centre
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Recommencement of business operations as of May 18
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
curfew is imposed from May 18, 2020 to May 31, 2020 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and only an essential service can operate during the curfew
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
CARDI unveils comprehensive plan to strengthen regional agri-food chains
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
As part of monitoring COVID-19 in Saint Lucia, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is utilizing its surveillance system to produce data to forecast the disease’s impact on the country.
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Obligatory medical tests not related to COVID-19
The Government of Saint Lucia through its Agency Export Saint Lucia, facilitated a Trade Mission from March 9th to 13th 2020 to Grenada and St. Vincent with some Saint Lucian manufacturers and service providers.
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2020-05-08 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
reinstatemnet of liquour licenses; There shall be no loitering, assembling, socializing at the business premises where alcohol is sold and purchased;There shall be no consumption of alcohol at the place of purchase;Alcohol sales can only take place between the hours of 7:00am to 6:00pm.
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2020-05-07 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Spas, barber shops, salons to remain closed
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Government guards against price gouging; certain staple items price-controlled
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2020-05-05 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Psychosocial support services available for parents and students
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2020-04-30 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
respiratory clinics have been established around the island. These clinics allow for the early identification, testing, isolation and treatment of cases of COVID-19.
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2020-04-30 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Bank of Saint Lucia donates US$40K
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2020-04-29 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
PAHO Director calls for continued immunization to avoid risk of other outbreaks during COVID-19 pandemic
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2020-04-27 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States mobilized $1.2 million in resources/aid to help eastern caribbean
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2020-04-26 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Faith-based organizations allowed to open
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2020-04-20 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Effective, Monday, April, 20, 2020 all Out Patient Clinics at the Owen King EU Hospital will reopen. visits will only be conducted by scheduled appointments.All Elective & Day surgeries remain suspended until further notice. emergency surgeries will continue.
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2020-04-15 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
businesses to complete application form and other relevant documents to seek permission for business operation
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2020-04-15 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Wednesday, April 14, 2020 Saint Lucia continues on the partial shutdown and on a 10 hour curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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2020-04-15 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
10 hour curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Scaling up of healthcare services in primary care
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Support Saint Lucia campaign
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2020-04-10 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
COVID-19 Caribbean Tourism Task Force
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2020-04-10 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Gender Relations Minister appeals for citizens to help end gender-based violence
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Government launches dedicated platform for COVID-19 information
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Government of Saint Lucia through the Ministry of Agriculture has provided quick support to banana farmers amidst the current vulnerable COVID-19 environment. A cheque of 1 million dollars was officially handed over to the National Fair Trade Organisation (NFTO) this morning
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
National COVID-19 response telethon to raise funds for PPE
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2020-04-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
excise tax rates on gasoline and diesel have been allowed to move with changes in oil price movements. This policy decision may lead to excise tax rates above the previously targeted $4.00 per gallon. However, no increases in retail prices are expected at the pumps for the consuming public, given forecasts of relatively low crude oil prices in the near term.
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2020-04-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Social Stabilization Programme for Saint Lucia; Programme aims to bring immediate support and relief to those who have lost their jobs and income earning opportunities due to the effects of COVID-19 on the various sectors of the economy.
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: General recommendations
One of the recommendations included the use of face mask or scarf when going to public places such as the supermarkets. The face mask or scarf may be used for source control by reducing potential exposure risk from infected persons during the "pre-symptomatic" period.
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2020-04-06 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
continuation of court closure: only hearings that are urgent or fit for adjudication will be heard;2. Where the Court agrees to hear a matter, it will be done virtually; 3. All Directions previously given or applied or provided for by the Rules for the filing of submissions or other documents may be varied by the Court on an application made by letter or other forms of written communication to the Court and copied to the other parties
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2020-04-06 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
24-hour curfew remains in effect on Monday, April 6; The 24-hour curfew will end on Tuesday, April 7, at 5 a.m. From then, the curfew will be reduced to a 10-hour curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Essential services will be provided on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Good Friday and Easter Sunday are holidays). Persons are encouraged to shop only two persons per family in shops within their communities. The police will also be enforcing a new protocol of only two persons per vehicle.
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2020-04-02 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Notice of Closure - Consumer Affairs Department
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
he government has ensured the establishment of quarantine facilities.
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2020-03-31 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
A team of one hundred and thirteen Cuban medical professionals arrived in Saint Lucia recently to support the island’s national response efforts for COVID-19.
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2020-03-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
extension of lockdown from the period of quarantine which was to end on April 5, will be extended to April 14.
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2020-03-30 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
suspension of liquour licenses
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2020-03-30 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
as of Monday, March 30, a curfew will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
all ports closed to all incoming travellers until April 5
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Saint Lucia commenced national testing for COVID-19, which reduces our reliance on the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing.
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
implementation of Heightened Protocol and Social Distancing Regime with measures which come into effect
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2020-03-23 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Partial scale down of all non-essential economic and social activities for a two-week period commencing from date *until April 5
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
all criminal trials suspended until further notice
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Department of Economic Development, Transport and Civil Aviation has been closely monitoring the progression of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Saint Lucia.
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The Government of Saint Lucia announces the closure of Saint Lucia’s airports to all incoming commercial and private flights effective 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 23. All airports will be closed to all incoming passengers until Sunday, April 5.Aircrafts facilitating departing passengers repatriating from Saint Lucia will be permitted. Air Cargo operations are permitted
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), advises the public that the free storage of goods currently in storage at the Vieux Fort and Castries sea ports have been extended for the period March 23 to April 13, 2020.-- nullifies rent accrued during this period
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
no public gatherings of more than ten
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2020-03-19 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Director of the National Emergency Management Organization mandated to be in a state of readiness in the event of a disaster
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Visitors and returning nationals are subject to surveillance measures including the utilization of_x000D_advance passenger information, immigration screening, and monitoring by Port Health_x000D_Authorities.
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2020-03-18 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
travel restrictions for; Mainland China, Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, Italy, Singapore, Spain, UK, Germany, and Mainland France and by Extension Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint- Barthélemy, Saint Martin and French Guiana, whether in transit or originating.
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
any foreigners who have been in mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Italy during the past 14 day
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2020-03-13 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
he Department of Health and Wellness in Saint Lucia has been working with the Department of Education in sensitizing students and teachers on the coronavirus.
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2020-03-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The Ministry of Tourism along with the Ministry of Health, the Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA), and the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) will be conducting a series of meetings with industry stakeholders on COVID-19.
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2020-03-09 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The ports of entry (both air and sea) will be receiving additional public health staff to enforce the relevant regulations and protocols and to ensure the health of the Saint Lucian public.
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2020-03-03 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
create a COVID-19 Coordination Committee. The National Health Security Committee has also been activated.
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2020-03-01 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Special Meeting of CARICOM in Barbado
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2020-02-28 In Public health measures: General recommendations
"A medical mask is not required for members of the general public who do not have any respiratory symptoms. You wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing of if you are taking care of somebody who has respiratory symptoms such as coughing or sneezing
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2020-02-25 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
travelers from Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Japan, Italy, and Singapore to be quarantined for 14 days
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2020-02-22 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
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2020-02-07 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad has indicated that they have developed the capacity to facilitate regional testing. CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory (CMML) is accepting specimens for diagnostic testing by molecular method. The turnaround time is 24-48 hours from receipt of the specimen at CMML.
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2020-02-04 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
the government of Saint Lucia will not allow any non-national with a travel history within the last 14 days from Mainland China, (whether in- transit or originating), to enter any local port as of 12 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2020. Any national returning to Saint Lucia with similar travel history, will be quarantined for 14 days.
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2020-02-04 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
any foreigners who have been in mainland China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Italy during the past 14 day
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2020-01-31 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
A partnership established five years ago between the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the private sector-led Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), as well as the public sector Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is helping to drive a concerted effort by the region’s health and tourism stakeholders to help prevent and mitigate any impact from the spread of the novel coronavirus,
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2020-01-23 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
updating existing Influenza Preparedness Plans., 6. Establishing Diagnostic capacity through the Caribbean Public Health Agency CARPHA.
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