Ministry of Health Covid-19 update

Press release

 

Ministry of Health Covid-19 update

 

The Ministry of Health has conformed a further seventeen (17) cases of Covid-19 through testing conducted at the National Public Health Laboratory on 11th January 2021. This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases for the TCI to one thousand and eleven (1011) since the beginning of the pandemic. Of the seventeen (17) new cases, sixteen (16) were identified in Providenciales and one (1) in Grand Turk. The total number of active cases for the TCI is 185 with 125 in Providenciales and 60 in Grand Turk.

 

The majority of the individuals which tested positive yesterday were experiencing symptoms and one person was admitted to the hospital bringing the total number of Covid-19 positive admissions to the hospital to four (4).

 

With the continued increase in confirmed cases being reported on a daily basis, the general public is reminded to be vigilant in ensuring that they practice proper hygiene at all times. This includes;

  • The wearing of face coverings in public (to cover both the mouth and nose)
  • Frequent handwashing with soap and water or use of alcohol based hand sanitizers
  • Practicing social distancing of 6 feet
  • Avoiding crowds
  • Covering your coughs and sneezes
  • Staying at home if you have symptoms of Covid-19 which include; cough, fever, headache, shortness of breath, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Calling the health hotlines if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 on 333 0911 or 232 9444
  • Comply with contact tracing teams by providing information requested
  • Adhering to quarantine if you have been issued a quarantine order
  • Staying informed by visiting the Ministry of Health’s website or Facebook page on www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus or https://www.facebook.com/tcihealthpromotions/.
  • The public is encouraged to register their interest for the Covid-19 vaccine which commenced roll out 11.1.2021.

 

END

Ministry of Health Addresses Threats Made Against Public Health Staff

Press Release

 

Ministry of Health Addresses Threats Made Against Public Health Staff

 

The Ministry of Health is responsible for the public health response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  This includes various public health functions such as contact tracing, testing and quarantine as well as compliance efforts in collaboration with other agencies such as the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force.

In carrying out these functions under the Turks and Caicos Islands Public and Environmental Health (Covid-19)(Control Measures) Regulations 2021 (Legal Notice 1 of 2021) and other legislative measures, there have been multiple times where staff have been threatened with violence and been verbally abused while carrying out their duties.

 

These duties are carried out to ensure the health and wellbeing of all persons in the TCI whether residents or visitors and in order to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19 within the TCI.  The cooperation of the public is critical in achieving these public health goals.  Public Health Staff must be respected in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities and deserve to carry out their duties safety.

 

Persons are reminded of the Regulations which state the following:

 

Obstruction

  1. No person shall obstruct the Chief Medical Officer, any public health officer, public officer, police officer, any other law enforcement officer, or any prison officer, acting in the course of his duty as such, or any person exercising any powers or performing any duties conferred or imposed on him by or under any of these Regulations, or otherwise discharging any lawful functions in connection with the performance of any statutory purpose.

 

Offence

  1. Any person who contravenes these Regulations commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars or to a term of imprisonment for three months, or to both.

 

Persons who are non-compliant with the Regulations or threaten staff in any way when carrying out their duties will be immediately reported to the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force for enforcement action. Abuse of officials seeking to carry out important public health functions will not be tolerated.

 

END

POSTPONEMENT OF COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING

NOTICE

                               

POSTPONEMENT OF COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING

 

The Ministry of Health Agriculture, Sports and Human Services wishes to advise the public that scheduled COVID-19 community testing across ALL islands will be postponed this week. This is due to limitations beyond our control. Rescheduled dates will be announced in due course.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

 

Remember to always practice the following safety measures:

  • Wash and sanitize hands frequently
  • Maintain physical distance (at least 6 feet apart)
  • Cover your cough and sneezes
  • Wear a face covering when in public
  • Avoid crowds

 

Please remember if you are having any COVID19 related symptoms, remain at home and contact the Health Hotlines at: (649) 232-9444 or (649) 333-0911.

NOTICE: EARLY CLOSURE OF SUPREME COURT REGISTRY ON FRIDAY 11TH DECEMBER. 2020

 

 

SUPREME COURT

 

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

NOTICE: EARLY CLOSURE OF SUPREME COURT REGISTRY ON FRIDAY 11TH DECEMBER. 2020

 

The public is hereby advised that the Supreme Court Registries in both Providenciales and Grand Turk will be closed at 12:00pm on Friday 11th December, 2020 to facilitate a staff function.

 

The Court will resume normal working hours on Monday 14th December, 2020 at 9:00am

 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Turks & Caicos Government

Office of the Governor

Office of the Deputy Governor

Contact

COVID-19 UPDATE