MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S COVID-19 UPDATE #91

MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S COVID-19 UPDATE #91

                                                                                                 

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The Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12am on 9th June, 2020:

 

THE TURKS AND CAICOS CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE SOME CHANGE IN ITS COVID-19 POSITION. NO NEW POSITIVE OR SUSPECTED CASES HAVE BEEN RECORDED SINCE THE PREVIOUS UPDATE. the public IS ADVISED TO CONTINUE FOLLOWING THE HEALTH ADVICE AND GUIDELINES FROM THE MINISTRY, ESPECIALLY AS WE PROGRESS WITH THE PHASED REOPENING.

 

THE NUMBER OF PERSONS IN QUARANTINE/OBSERVATION HAS INCREASED TO 100. This includes: one person experiencing symptoms but not meeting the case definition (1), travellers (98) and a contact (1) – thirty-eight (38) of the travellers are currently being quarantined at a non-medical facility. One person is now under hospital care. Persons under observation/quarantine, that are not confirmed or suspected cases, are either not displaying symptoms or have not met the case definition.

 

THE INCREASE IN QUARANTINE NUMBERS IS AS A RESULT OF ONE PERSON EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS; THIS INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN PLACED IN QUARANTINE/OBSERVATION STATUS. TO DATE, A TOTAL OF 683 individuals have been released from quarantine/observation status

 

NO NEW POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE TEST RESULTS HAVE BEEN RECORDED. LOCAL TESTING IS NOW BEING CONDUCTED FOR PERSONS IN A RANGE OF CATEGORIES, INCLUDING THOSE THAT MAY NEED TO TRAVEL LOCALLY TO OTHER ISLANDS, TRAVEL FOR TREATMENT ABROAD AND OTHER REASONS. THESE PERSONS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN QUARANTINE. To date, the TCI has recorded a total of one hundred and ninety-six (196) test results, with one hundred and eighty-four (184) confirmed to be negative and twelve (12) positive confirmations. All persons confirmed not to have COVID-19, and any contacts, (if quarantined, will be removed from quarantine/observation status) are asked to continue following proper guidelines from the Ministry of Health.

 

CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASES CONTINUE TO STAND AT TWELVE (12); WITH THE TOTAL NUMBER OF RECOVERIES FROM COVID-19 AT TEN (10), AND THE TCI CONTINUES TO RECORD ONE COVID-19 DEATH.

 

PERSONS ARE ALSO REMINDED of offenses committed under section 34 of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (nO.4) (AMENDMENT) (NO.5) Regulations 2020 in regard to false Statements/information. You do not have to be the originator of the statement/information in order to be charged under the law.

 

Please note the following definitions:

  • A suspected person is someone who meets the case definition as outlined by WHO and CARPHA - and is experiencing symptoms.
  • A person in quarantine is an individual on island who may have come in proximity to suspected or confirmed cases - and have not exhibited symptoms.

 

Let's continue to reduce the risk by:
1. Washing our hands for 20secs or more
2. Practicing social distancing
3. Prepare your home, office and other surroundings by following the advice of the Ministry of Health and other credible health agencies.

 

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Health website, www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or call our hotline numbers, (649) 232-9444 and (649) 333-0911, if you or someone you know has symptoms or signs of COVID-19.

 

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: THE CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS ASSISTANCE GRANT

 

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PRESS RELEASE

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: THE CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS ASSISTANCE GRANT

 

 

The closing date for submitting an application under the Coronavirus Business Assistance Grant is Monday 15 June 2020.

 

Self-employed persons and small businesses who have not yet applied to access the funding available under this Grant programme are therefore encouraged to do so before Monday 15 June 2020.

 

To view the eligibility criteria and submit an online application form please visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Consumer Affairs at: www.gov.tc/trade/stimulus.

 

 

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CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS ASSISTANCE GRANT - APPLICANTS INVITED TO CHECK THE STATUS OF THEIR APPLICATIONS

 

CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS ASSISTANCE GRANT - APPLICANTS INVITED TO CHECK THE STATUS OF THEIR APPLICATIONS

 

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government invites self-employed persons and small businesses who have applied to receive funding under the Coronavirus Business Assistance Grant to check the status of their applications online. Applicants should visit https://stimulus.gov.tc/smallbusiness/status and enter their unique online application reference number.

 

The online database will generate one of four status updates:

 

  1. Application Received
  2. Application Under Review
  3. Application Approved
  4. Application Declined

 

For guidance please note the following:

 

Application Received: means that an application was successfully submitted and is in the queue of applications to be reviewed by the processing team.

 

Application Under Review: means that an application has been picked up from the queue of applications received and is being vetted by the processing team to ensure that the applicant has satisfied the eligibility criteria and submitted the required documents.

 

Application Approved: means that following a comprehensive review of the application by the processing team, the application has been approved for payment.

 

Application Denied: means that following a comprehensive review of the application, the applicant does not satisfy the eligibility criteria or has not provided the required documents in support of their application (following a request sent by the processing team).

 

Applicants will receive a notice via email in relation to all approved and declined applications. In the case of approved applications, the notice will provide details regarding payment. Whereas, the notice to applicants whose applications have declined, will include the specific reason for declining the application. 

 

 

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“Expiration of the Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism March Tax Waiver Deadline”

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

“Expiration of the Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism March Tax Waiver Deadline”

 

The General Public is hereby advised that the deadline for applications for the waiver of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism tax, as outlined in the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (Economic Relief Measures) Regulations 2020 , was on  Monday 25th May 2020 at 4:00 pm. At this time the Turks and Caicos Islands Government Revenue Department is prohibited from accepting any applications received after the above mentioned date.

 

The Revenue Department wishes for you to remain safe during this time and looks forward to servicing you.

 

The Department is available to answer any queries and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

APPLICANTS WITH OUTSTANDING ISSUES ARE TO RESPOND BY TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020

Press Release

 

9 June 2020

 

COVID-19 EMPLOYEE STIMULUS CASH GRANT PROGRAMME

 

APPLICANTS WITH OUTSTANDING ISSUES ARE TO RESPOND BY TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020

 

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government encourages applicants of the Covid-19 Employee Stimulus Cash Grant Programme with outstanding matters to respond to emails requesting additional information by Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Applicants are asked to check emails regularly for a response from the Compliance Team managing individual folders containing documents that are under review. The Compliance Team is trying to complete the applicants’ folders to ensure that eligible employees in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry receive their much needed benefits.

 

All files are managed electronically and any subsequent submissions made under the unique reference number will be immediately captured in the applicant’s personal folder.  There is absolutely no manual handling of personal records. This is why it is important that applicants respond in the email portals provided by the Compliance Team.  By doing so, the applicant is effectively placing his own records in his own file folder.

 

Applicants are asked to check the junk and clutter folders of their email; as many of the responses may have been filtered there.

 

If an applicant’s reference number appears on this list, the deadline to respond is Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  There will be subsequent lists as processing continues, but applicants should adhere to the allocated deadlines for the list on which their names appear.

 

The list can be found on the Turks and Caicos Islands Government website at:

Direct link is: https://gov.tc/stimulus/deadline

Or

https://gov.tc/stimulus/

 

The Employee Stimulus Cash Grant Programme is intended to provide benefits for persons working in the Hospitality and Tourism sectors of the TCI’s economy who were impacted by the lockdown in late March 2020.

 

The Employee Stimulus Grant Programme is closed to new applications.

 

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