Falkland Islands Government
COVID-19: Information and Guidance

05 August 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

2,256 tests have now been processed, with no positive results received for over 100 days.

05 August 2020 - Quarantine and Visitor Policy - Implications for Tourism

On Tuesday 4 August Executive Council (Contingency) considered a paper relating to the current Quarantine and Visitor Policy and its implications for tourism.

31 July 2020 - Antibody Testing at MPC

On 15 and 20 July a team from the KEMH visited MPC to offer antibody testing. A total of 324 tests were taken over these two days and 10 positive results were returned.

29 July 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

1,988 tests have now been processed, with no positive results received for almost 100 days.

22 July 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

1816 tests have now been processed, with no positive results received for over 80 days.

15 July 2020 - Change to FIG Covid-19 Response Level – Zero cases in the Falkland Islands

Earlier this year the Falkland Islands Government introduced a wide range of measures in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic.  The measures were designed to be proportionate to the risks we were facing and were strengthened when the first cases were confirmed here in the Islands.

15 July 2020 - COVID-19 Update

1660 tests have now been processed, with no positive results received for nearly 80 days.

10 July 2020 - Advise on participation in high-risk activities

As a result of the ongoing global pandemic, FIG advises that individuals should avoid participating in high-risk activities as far as reasonably possible. This is due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Aero Medical facilities.

08 July 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

More than a thousand swabs have now been taken In the Falkland Islands for COVID-19. To date, 1393 tests have been processed, many of which have been carried out here using the KEMH’s new PCR analyser. It has been more than 70 days since the last positive test for COVID-19 in the Falklands. There have been 13 positive COVID-19 results but all those affected have recovered or ended their isolation period.

1 July 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

The KEMH has been undertaking the first round of SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing, looking for antibodies to the virus which causes COVID-19 disease. A positive result means that an individual has been exposed to the virus at some point in the past, and does not mean that they have the virus or can transmit it. 315 samples were analysed in this round of testing, with one positive test result.