COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Facts

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. 
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
Source: World Health Organization

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COVID-19 National Protocol Updates


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Customer Updates


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Press Release: COVID-19 Update - reopening of borders
Press Release: Saint Lucia prepares for reopening of borders
Press Release: Saint Lucia maintains trend of negative COVID-19 test results
Press Release: Saint Lucia receives twenty six negative test results
Press Release: COVID-19 Update - Testing of front line workers
Press Release: Saint Lucia receives more returning nationals in quarantine
Press Release: Dr Sharon Belmar-George on the reopening of school for Grade 6 and Form 5 students
Press Release: COVID-19 Update - Testing results continue to be negative
Press Release: All 18 cases of COVID-19 recovered
Press Release: Adherence to COVID-19 measures in the communities

Press Release: Saint Lucia receives fifty five negative test results
Press Release: Saint Lucia prepares for returning nationals
Press Release: Contact Tracing Protocol
Press Release: St Lucia records eighteenth case of COVID-19
Press Release: Eating healthy during long periods at home

Press Release: St Lucia Records Two New Cases of COVID-19


Press Release: Living Safely in the COVID-19 Environment


Press Release: Vaccination Week of Americas


Press Release: St Lucia Remains on High Alert for COVID-19


Press Release: 100% Recovery of COVID-19 Cases


Press Release: Ten Consecutive Days of no New Cases of COVID-19


Press Release: Saint Lucia Still on Partial Shutdown for COVID-19


Press Release: Saint Lucia reports 11 patients recovered from COVID-19


Press release: Dr. Sharon Belmar- George Report on Saint Lucia's response to COVID-19


Resumption of Limited Banking Services


Notice - Availability of Pharmacy Services during the 24 hour shutdown for COVID-19


Notice - Availability of Health Care Facilities during the 24 hour shutdown for COVID-19


COVID-19 Mobile Directory for Tele-triage


Press release: Saint Lucia records five new cases of COVID-19


COVID-19 Customer Relief: A Message from the Managing Director


Press Release: Saint Lucian Artistes Lend Their Platform to the COVID-19 Education Drive


Press statement: Update on COVID-19 in Saint Lucia


Bankers Association of St Lucia Media Release - Partial Scale Down


Press Release - Operations at the St. Lucia National Mental Wellness Centre


ECCB-ECCUBA Press Release: Financial Assistance


Media Release: Partial Scale Down


Press Release: Update on nationals in quarantine at the Rodney Bay Public Health Facility


Quarantine of Returning Nationals from Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe


Social Distancing Measures

ATM - Use
A message from the Managing Director
Press Release: Bankers Association of Saint Lucia

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