Ministry of Health approves two private facilities to conduct testing for Covid-19

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Press release

 

Ministry of Health approves two private facilities to conduct testing for Covid-19

 

Monday, 7th September 2020, in accordance with the Public and Environmental Health (Testing of Covid-19) Regulations 2020 (Legal Notice 35 Of 2020), two private facilities were approved to commence testing for Covid-19.

 

These represent the first facilities which have received such approval from the Ministry of Health as required by the Testing of Covid-19 Regulations which outlines the application process and requirements for those facilities wishing to undertake testing either locally or through the referral of samples overseas to accredited laboratories for testing. An application process was undertaken in which interested facilities were required to submit documentation outlining standard operating procedures to conduct testing, collect samples, safety procedures, proper disposal of waste, protocols, details of staff training, particulars of equipment to be utilised as well the of submission of other relevant supporting documentation which had to meet required standards.

 

Approval was granted on the basis that only RT PCR testing can be carried out and that only asymptomatic individuals i.e. persons who do not have symptoms or signs consistent with Covid-19, can be tested. This does not include testing individuals identified through contact tracing. Other conditions for the approval were also stipulated in writing which included reporting requirements to the Ministry of Health as Covid-19 is a notifiable disease and the management of the Covid-19 pandemic is a Public Health responsibility.

 

The general public is reminded to adhere to the health guidelines to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19 including:

  1. Washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  2. Using hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available
  3. Covering your cough/sneeze with your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of it
  4. Wear face coverings in public
  5. Practice social distancing of 6 feet
  6. Staying home if you have symptoms of Covid-19 and call the health hotlines on 232 9444 or 333 0911
  7. Avoid crowded settings
  8. Avoid non-essential travel including local, regional and international travel
  9. Cooperate fully with contact tracing teams if you are contacted
  10. If you are placed in quarantine, remain at home for the prescribed time
  11. Do not discriminate against persons suspected of having Covid-19, anyone can be affected
  12. Stay informed-visit the Ministry of Health website for up to date information on https://www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus/

 

#StaySafeTCI.

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Water Bills

GOVERNMENT OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS, PUBLIC UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION
WATER UNDERTAKING

Telephone: 649-338-3518   Telefax: 649-946-2751

 

Tuesday, September 08, 2020 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

RE: Water Bills

 

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Utilities & Transportation in collaboration the Water Undertaking Unit, would like to advise the residents of Grand Turk residing in North Back salina that water bills are available for pickup at the main office located on South Base.

 

We would like to remind customers to supply us with a reliable email address for forwarding of monthly bills. Water Undertaking thank you for your continuous cooperation and support.

 

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Equipment failure at RO Plant Grand Turk

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS, PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND TRANSPORTATION 

GOVERNMENT OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

WATER UNDERTAKING

 

Telephone: 649-338-3518   Telefax: 649-946-2751

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

RE: Equipment failure at RO Plant Grand Turk

 

Further to the Public Notice of August 17th 2020 from the Department of Water Undertaking, within the Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Utilities & Transportation, advising the residents of Grand Turk that some districts would be experiencing temporary water loss and low water pressure due to equipment failure at the water production plant, the Department would like to inform that this issue remains, and some residents continue to experience low water pressure or complete water loss.

 

The Department has sought to replace the failed equipment, however, due to circumstances beyond our control, the shipment of the part was delayed due to unfavourable weather in the United States. Shipment is once again on schedule and we anticipate repairs being completed within the next two weeks.

 

Water Undertaking apologizes for the inconvenience caused and thank you, our valued customers for your patience and understanding, while we seek to have this matter rectified.

 

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RE: Water Bills South Base, Close Haul Road, Waterloo Road and Airport Road

 
   

 

GOVERNMENT OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS, PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND TRANSPORTATION
WATER UNDERTAKING

 

Telephone: 649-338-3518   Telefax: 649-946-2751

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

RE: Water Bills South Base, Close Haul Road, Waterloo Road and Airport Road

 

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Utilities & Transportation in collaboration the Water Undertaking Unit, would like to advise the residents of Grand Turk residing in the districts of South Base, Close Haul Road, Waterloo Road, Airport Road, South School lane, Osborne Road and Pond Street that water bills are available for pickup at the main office located on South Base.

 

We would like to remind customers to supply us with a reliable email address for forwarding of monthly bills.

 

Water Undertaking thanks you for your continuous cooperation and support.

 

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