Falkland Islands Government
COVID-19: Information and Guidance

Guidance To Taxi Drivers

This guidance is to assist taxi operators who have been allowed to resume activity, effective 11 May. Guidance will be updated should the COVID-19 situation change.

Guidance To Faith Groups

This guidance is to assist faith groups following 11 May changes allowing greater social interaction. Faith-based communities can now begin to consider ways in which they can safely recommence formal gatherings supporting the well-being of their communities. Guidance will be updated should the COVID-19 situation change.

Guidance To Retail

This guidance is to assist retailers who have been allowed to resume activity, effective 11 May. Guidance will be updated should the COVID-19 situation change.

08 May 2020 - Leisure Centre Reopens

Stanley Leisure Centre is reopening in a controlled manner in line with the FIG easing of some restrictions.

05 May 2020 - Socially Connected Physically Protected Guidance

As part of the moves announced on Friday, we are introducing new guidance that will allow some easing of restrictions around social and physical activities. The Government is adapting a concept that has been used successfully in New Zealand called Bubbles.

04 May 2020 - Guidance On The Infectious Diseases Control (Coronavirus) (No.2) Regulations 2020

The Infectious Diseases Control (Coronavirus) (No.2) Regulations 2020 were gazetted on April 30. If activated by declaration, the Regulations would give legal effect to restrictions and requirements on businesses, premises, movement and gatherings.  The relevant restrictions and requirements could then be legally enforced. 

20 March 2020 - What Is Social Distancing And Why Is It Important

The Falkland Islands Government has today (Friday, March 20) moved to the next stage of its response to the global COVID-19 situation. While there are still no confirmed cases on the Islands, the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Rebecca Edwards, says it is now likely COVID-19 is present here. Dr Edwards said that it would be ideal to confirm positive cases through laboratory testing.

Protecting Your Workforce During COVID-19

07 May 2020 - Helping businesses restart operations. As part of the Government easing of restrictions, businesses and FIG will begin to restart Monday11 May - with workers from all sectors able to return unless otherwise advised. This guidance below outlines to businesses what they need to think about and plan for to resume activities and provide a safe environment for staff, and those using their services.

Funeral Guidance

Our Hospital and Coroner Service are putting in place measures to care for the deceased in the event of deaths during the present COVID-19 situation. It is important after a COVID-19 death to remove the deceased to an area away from KEMH, and so a separate place for the deceased has been arranged away from the hospital.