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:

Press Releases

Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has said that despite the experiences with COVID-19, the Territory has a lot to be thankful for as he invited residents to another Praise and Thanksgiving Service.

As the Territory continues to prepare to welcome visitors on December 1, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has shared the measures that will be implemented to ensure a smooth process.

Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie will address the Territory this evening at 8:00 p.m. on the  COVID-19 protocols for the reopening of its borders on December 1.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley has announced that public schools across the Territory will be reopened in a phased approach.

Junior Minister for Tourism and Territorial Member Honourable Sharie de Castro announced the winners of the 2020 Territorial Back-to-School Essay Competition that was held on Monday 19th August, 2020.

Businesses continue to receive their stimulus grant cheques as the Government of the Virgin Islands continues to assist with their operational expenditure, while stimulating economic activity during the COVID-19 era.

The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and Film Commission held a meeting with tourism industry partners from the private-islands, resorts and large hotel sectors last evening.