Falkland Islands Government
COVID-19: Information and Guidance

15 May 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

KEMH is waiting for results on the latest group of swabs sent to the UK The batch of 24 swabs are being processed as part of the hospital's regular monitoring for the virus. The results will assist hospital staff who are working on introducing a new analyser that will allow in-island testing. Final trialling of the analyser is now underway.

13 May 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

KEMH is continuing to collect swabs as part of its regular monitoring for COVID-19. A batch will be sent on the next South Atlantic Airbridge to the UK. The results will assist hospital staff who are working on introducing a new analyser that will allow in-island testing.

11 May 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

Hospital laboratory staff are continuing the preparation for introducing in-island COVID-19 testing using a new analyser. They are now running trial testing of the system. So far 402 tests have been carried out in the UK, with the most recent seven tests all negative on Friday for COVID-19.

08 May 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

The latest batch of tests from the UK are all negative for COVID-19. Seven swabs were tested, meaning that 402 tests have so far been carried out in the UK. There have been 13 positive COVID-19 results in the Falklands but all those affected have recovered or ended their isolation period.

07 May 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

A further batch of 7 swabs is enroute to the UK for testing for COVID-19. 395 tests have so far been carried out in the UK. Seven results received yesterday were all negative for COVID-19. There have been 13 positive COVID-19 results in the Falklands but all those affected have recovered or ended their isolation period.

06 May 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

All of the batch of 7 swabs tested in the UK have today come back as negative for COVID-19. 395 tests have so far been carried out in the UK. There have been 13 positive COVID-19 results in the Falklands but all those affected have recovered or ended their isolation period.

05 May 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

The hospital has been continuing to contact those it has assessed as being at a higher risk from COVID-19. This vulnerable group was advised to isolate for 12 weeks, from 26 March. The Government on Friday signalled an easing will be made on some restrictions, and as part of this, some in the vulnerable group may be able to do more, safely.

04 May 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

The hospital has today begun contacting those it assessed as being at a higher risk from COVID-19. This vulnerable group was advised to isolate for 12 weeks, from 26 March. The Government on Friday signalled an easing will be made on some restrictions, and as part of this, some in the vulnerable group may be able to do more, safely. 

01 May 2020 - Government Easing Some COVID-19 Restrictions

The Falkland Islands Government is today announcing it will be easing some restrictions in its response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The steps, approved today by Executive Council, will over coming days include reopening schools and nurseries, permitting greater social mixing, and allowing non-essential work and activities with some exceptions.

01 May 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

The latest test results received by KEMH are all negative for COVID-19. The batch of 16 swabs were processed in the UK as part of the hospital's regular monitoring for the virus. 388 samples have so far been tested in the UK and there have been 13 COVID-19 positive results in total.