Falkland Islands Government
COVID-19: Information and Guidance

25 May 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

A further batch of tests processed by KEMH have all come back negative for COVID-19. Since last week the hospital has been testing swabs locally with its new PCR analyser. To date 67 swabs have been done locally.

22 May 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

A further batch of tests processed by KEMH have all come back negative for COVID-19. This week the hospital has begun testing of swabs locally with its new PCR analyser, and there is no need to now send swabs to the UK for processing. A further 21 swabs were done in the latest batch.

20 May 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

The latest test results processed by KEMH are all negative for COVID-19. This week the hospital has begun testing of swabs locally with its new PCR analyser, and there is no need to send swabs to the UK for processing.

18 May 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

The latest test results received by KEMH are all negative for COVID-19. The batch of 24 swabs were processed in the UK as part of the hospital's regular monitoring for the virus. So far 426 tests have been carried out in the UK but as we’re about to update you, future testing will now be able to be done in the Falkland Islands.

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.