At the Ministry of Health, we monitor disease outbreaks and health emergencies at home and abroad, including Dengue, Chikungunya and TB, through to emerging threats such as the outbreak of the Novel (Covid-19)Coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
This is a rapidly evolving situation which we are monitoring carefully
Below is current information about the virus:
Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley is encouraging students to continue to prepare for their School Based Assessments (SBAs) while at home.
The BVI Health Services Authority is continuing to make changes to their visitation policies and protocols as the situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve.
The Social Development Department is encouraging parents to ensure children are safeguarded at all times in response to the rapidly evolving coronavirus disease COVID-19 and school closures.
The BVI Airports Authority is advising the travelling public that as mandated by the Government of the Virgin Islands, airports in the Territory will remain operational with several restrictions, until further notice.
The International Tax Authority (“ITA”) following the announcement made by the Government is activating its business continuity plan during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a result, the ITA expects to maintain its operational frameworks and meet its international obligations. Confidentiality and data safeguards remain critical for the ITA’s functioning and strict security measures will continue to apply to all remote working.