In March, the Ministry of Health developed a Plan for Escalation of Measures to manage and minimize the risk of COVID-19 in Anguilla. It adopts an incremental approach to protective measures that the public can expect. The public is advised that the stages of the plan may not necessarily occur sequentially. Furthermore, the list of measures outlined is not exhaustive and other measures may be implemented based on a risk assessment, the public’s response, and the evolution of the situation both locally, regionally and internationally.
The plan has now been updated and is summarized as follows:
Stage 0: Preparedness – no active cases in Anguilla and an uncontained global pandemic – during this stage, the emphasis is on hygiene and screening, quarantine and monitoring of incoming passengers to Anguilla.
Stage 1: Vigilance – imported cases – this stage includes rapid contact tracing and quarantine/isolation of relevant contacts.
Stage 2: Restriction – local transmission – port of entry and movement restrictions; closures of schools, daycare and nonessential services are introduced.
Stage 3: Lockdown – community transmission – port closure, stay at home orders, prohibition of public gatherings, mandatory mask-wearing in public spaces and other more restrictive emergency measures may be introduced.
The full plan may be found at www.beatcovid19.ai
Ministry of Health, your official source of information for this event and all health-related matters, will continue to provide timely updates through the www.beatcovid19.ai website.
Questions or concerns can be directed to the Ministry’s hotlines at 476-7627, that is 476 SOAP or 584-4263, that is 584-HAND.