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COVID-19 Barbados

Coronavirus Disease

Situation report and timeline of how the coronavirus has affected Barbados and its population.

Last Updated by Totally Barbados on July 21st, 2021, at 13:13 Barbados time.
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Travel Health

Vaccinated Traveller Protocol

  1. Persons who are fully vaccinated and come with a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test carried out no more than three (3) days before travel will have a standard or Rapid COVID-19 PCR test done on arrival at the airport or their approved accommodation.
  2. Fully vaccinated travelers must use specially designated transportation providers for their transport from the airport to approved accommodation. It is noted that Barbadian nationals returning home will continue to have access to Government approved accommodation and approved hotels for their quarantine period.
  3. While awaiting this on-island COVID-19 PCR test result, fully vaccinated travelers will be restricted to their approved accommodation, where they are free to move around by the guidelines of that property. This use of property includes pool facilities but excludes access to the beach, spas, personal butler services, or gym facilities. This restricted use of the property is for the period until they receive their negative test result.
  4. On receipt of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result and clearance by Ministry of Health officials, travelers are free to enjoy the island.

Full Vaccinated Traveller

Travelers will be considered to be fully vaccinated if:

  • They have completed a full regimen of vaccines for any of the MHW-approved COVID-19 vaccinations more than two weeks before travel to the island.

N.B: The travel history of a fully vaccinated traveler, where they have traveled from or transited through countries of special consideration within the 21 day period immediately before arrival, will determine which protocols apply.

  • Countries of special consideration are those where the prevalence of certain variants of COVID-19 are deemed of particular concern to Public Health Officials.

Unvaccinated Travellers

A traveler will be considered to be unvaccinated when they are:

– A person who has not been vaccinated at all and therefore has no evidence of such.
– A person who claims to have been vaccinated has either produced no valid evidence of vaccination, or the evidence produced is in doubt.
– A person who has been vaccinated using a vaccine, not on the approved list of vaccinations.
– A person who has only received one dose of a two-dose regimen.


Social Distancing

What is the recommended social distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

  • Maintain at least a 1-meter distance between yourself and others to reduce your risk of infection when they cough, sneeze or speak.
  • Maintain an even greater distance between yourself and others when indoors. The further away, the better.

COVID-19 Vaccine

NB: Further vaccines may be added by the MHW guided by the WHO emergency listing approval.

AstraZeneca
Moderna
Pfizer-BioNTech
Johnson & Johnson




July 2021 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados

  • July 20th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 23 New Cases, 164 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 1,144 – test results for the previous day
    – 164 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 23 – new cases for yesterday
    – 10 – male
    – 13 – female
    – 203,301 – total test results
    – 4,292 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,208 – male
    – 2,084 – female
    – 48 – deaths in total
    – 98,281 – total 1st doses administered
    – 73,490 – total 2nd doses administered
    – Population Full Vaccinated: 27.1%
  • July 19th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 11 New Cases, 151 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 739 – test results for the previous day
    – 151 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 11 – new cases for yesterday
    – 6 – male
    – 5 – female
    – 202,157 – total test results
    – 4,269 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,198 – male
    – 2,071 – female
    – 48 – deaths in total
    – 98,206 – total 1st doses administered
    – 73,427 – total 2nd doses administered
    – Population Full Vaccinated: 27.1%
  • July 19th, 2021: Travel Bubble In Effect – Barbados has established a travel bubble for persons coming from select countries. It went into effect on Saturday, July 17. As outlined in the updated Travel Protocols, the bubble will allow fully vaccinated travelers from Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Anguilla, Montserrat, Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba, St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos, Cayman Islands, and Bermuda who present a valid pre-flight negative PCR test, to be exempt from further quarantine or testing upon arrival in Barbados. The full list of countries of concern/special consideration may be viewed by clicking here. All passengers traveling through or from these countries are required to quarantine, at their own expense, at one of the island’s designated quarantine properties as listed in the Travel Protocols.
  • July 18th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 7 New Cases, 152 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 1,074 – test results for the previous day
    – 152 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 7 – new cases for yesterday
    – 4 – male
    – 3 – female
    – 201,418 – total test results
    – 4,258 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,192 – male
    – 2,066 – female
    – 48 – deaths in total
    – 97,874 – total 1st doses administered
    – 73,179 – total 2nd doses administered
    – 30,127 – male
    – 43,052 – female
    – Population Full Vaccinated: 27%
  • July 17th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 7 New Cases, 152 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 1,048 – test results for the previous day
    – 141 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 10 – new cases for yesterday
    – 3 – male
    – 7 – female
    – 200,344 – total test results
    – 4,251 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,188 – male
    – 2,063 – female
    – 48 – deaths in total
    – 97,714 – total 1st doses administered
    – 73,137 – total 2nd doses administered
    – Population Full Vaccinated: 27%
  • July 16th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 11 New Positives, 123 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 1,213 – test results for the previous day
    – 123 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 11 – new cases for yesterday
    – 3 – male
    – 8 – female
    – 199,296 – total test results
    – 4,241 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,185 – male
    – 2,056 – female
    – 48 – deaths in total
    – 97,243 – total 1st doses administered
    – 73,006 – total 2nd doses administered
    – Population Full Vaccinated: 26.9%
  • July 15th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 17 New Cases, 116 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 1,203 – test results for the previous day
    – 116 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 17 – new cases for yesterday
    – 8 – male
    – 9 – female
    – 198,083 – total test results
    – 4,230 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,182 – male
    – 2,048 – female
    – 48 – deaths in total
    – 96,990 – total 1st doses administered
    – 72,894 – total 2nd doses administered
    – Population Full Vaccinated: 26.9%
  • July 15th, 2021: Survey On Attitudes Towards COVID-19 & Vaccines – Barbadians and permanent residents 18 years old and over are encouraged to participate in a local independent survey entitled: COVID-19 and a New Vaccine: The Barbadian Perspective. It is being conducted by Dr. Stephanie Date, a Ph.D. student in Pharmacology at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus; Dr. Jordan Fakoory, Dr. Kimberley Banfield, and Mr. Christopher Laurie. The aim of the survey is to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions surrounding COVID-19 and the AstraZeneca vaccine among Barbadians. The information collected could benefit Barbadians, healthcare systems, and population health by attaining new knowledge that could assist the Ministry of Health and Wellness in defining or adjusting public policy and communication strategies. The findings will also highlight any obstacles which may prevent people from receiving or refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, or adequate information surrounding the vaccine or the virus. And, it could help guide public health reform should there be future pandemics, vaccines, or policies. Persons interested in taking part in the survey may do so by clicking here.
  • July 15th, 2021: Sinopharm Vaccine Open Days Begin Tomorrow – The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Immunisation Unit will hold open days for the first doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, starting tomorrow, Friday, July 16. This allows those persons 18 years old and over, who are desirous of getting the vaccine, to walk in without an appointment. The venues for Friday are the Art Gallery, Queens Park, Constitution Road, St. Michael; Building No.2, Harbour Industrial Park, St. Michael; the church hall of the Christ Church Parish Church, Church Hill, Christ Church; and the Masonic Centre, Salters, St. George. On Saturday, July 17, there will be one location – the Masonic Centre. The open days will conclude on Sunday, July 18, at Building No.2, Harbour Industrial Park, St. Michael; and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Mile-and-a-Quarter, St. Peter. The sites will run from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. each day.
  • July 14th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 17 New Positives, 108 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 898 – test results for the previous day
    – 108 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 17 – new cases for yesterday
    – 6 – male
    – 11 – female
    – 196,880 – total test results
    – 4,213 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,174 – male
    – 2,039 – female
    – 48 – deaths in total
    – 96,658 – total 1st doses administered
    – 72,778 – total 2nd doses administered
    – Population Full Vaccinated: 26.9%
  • July 13th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 10 New Cases, 104 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 1,086 – test results for the previous day
    – 104 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 10 – new cases for yesterday
    – 7 – male
    – 3 – female
    – 195,982 – total test results
    – 4,196 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,168 – male
    – 2,028 – female
    – 48 – deaths in total
    – 96,283 – total 1st doses administered
    – 72,672 – total 2nd doses administered
    – Population Full Vaccinated: 26.8%
  • July 12th, 2021: Download S.I. 2021 No. 45 Emergency Management – COVID-19 Curfew – No. 12 – Directive, 2021. Summary – A curfew is hereby imposed throughout the island from the 13th day of July 2021 to the 25th day of July 2021, between 11 pm and 5 am. No person shall leave his residence between 11 pm. and 5 am as specified in paragraph 2, except… No person shall host or attend:
    (a) a fete;
    (b) a private party;
    (c) a private banquet, ball, or dance;
    (d) a social event, known as “a bus crawl”;
    (e) a karaoke event; or
    (f) a bus or other vehicular excursion.
    – Beaches and parks shall be open between the hours of 5 am and 7 pm daily.
    – A person who is in a public place shall
    (a) wear a face mask as specified in paragraph 18;
    (b) comply with the physical distancing protocols established by the Chief Medical Officer, unless they are members of the same household; and
    (c) comply with every condition specified by the Chief Medical Officer and the Unit.
    – A traveler shall
    (a) give details of his accommodation to the Chief Immigration Officer and the Chief Medical Officer;
    (b) comply with this Directive; and
    (c) comply with the Travel Protocols for entry into the island Health and Safety Protocols for the Tourism Sector established by the Chief Medical Officer for the Ministry of Tourism.
  • July 12th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 10 New Cases, 64 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 590 – test results for the previous day
    – 64 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 10 – new cases for yesterday
    – 5 – male
    – 5 – female
    – 194,896 – total test results
    – 4,186 – total cases confirmed cases since March 2020
    – 2,161 – male
    – 2,025 – female
    – 48 – deaths in total
    – 96,212 – total 1st doses administered
    – 72,606 – total 2nd doses administered
    – Population Full Vaccinated: 26.8%
  • July 12th, 2021: COVID-19 Highlights Importance Of Safety & Health – Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations Colin Jordan believes the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified how important it is to establish a resilient Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) culture and the importance of maintaining such a culture. One of the aims of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Week is to provide tools to strengthen OSH systems at the country and enterprise levels to achieve the desired sustainability, inclusiveness, and resilience needed to better face crises in the future.
  • July 11th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 40 New Positives, 60 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 908 – test results for the previous day
    – 60 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 40 – new cases for yesterday
    – 20 – male
    – 20 – female
    – 194,306 – total test results
    – 4,176 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,156 – male
    – 2,020 – female
    – 48 – deaths in total
    – 96,175 – total 1st doses administered
    – 72,536 – total 2nd doses administered
    – 29,809 – male
    – 42,727 – female
    – Population Full Vaccinated: 26.8%
  • July 11th, 2021: Businesses Urged To Frequently Review Their Protocols – Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, urges owners and managers of businesses across the island to review their COVID-19 protocols regularly. Concerning the island’s travel protocols, Dr. George told the media that the Ministry of Health had instituted measures that continuously updated countries’ risk ranking, as their situation could change at short notice. “Every two weeks, we are going to be making changes to that list because we know that Barbados’ fortunes have changed very quickly over the December/January period, and many countries’ fortunes can change very quickly in a few days. So, that is a work in progress. We are working together with the BTMI on that,” he stated. He also disclosed that the officials had extended the list of countries that were of concern to Barbados, and persons coming from them would be required to spend seven days in quarantine.
  • July 11th, 2021: Measures To Restrict Movement From Tuesday – The government will be implementing a “three-phase operation” to bring the recent spike in COVID-19 cases under control. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, outlined the measures this evening during a press conference called after the country recorded 40 new cases on Saturday, July 10. The third phase of the plan is to restrict people’s movement by implementing several measures from this Tuesday, July 13, for a period of two weeks, to curb the rise in cases. The measures are as follows:- The curfew will be re-introduced from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
    – There will be no social gatherings, such as fetes, for at least the next two weeks until public health officials get a handle on the situation.
    – Attendance at churches, cinemas, and other indoor settings will be capped at 100 persons. This includes funerals and weddings.
    – Summer camps will be put on hold during this period.
    – Full contact sports will also be put on hold.
    – There will be no spectators at sporting events, such as cricket.
    – Dance studios and clubs will be put on pause for two weeks, as well.
    – Persons in the public transport sector will only be allowed 75 percent seating capacity on buses. No standing will be permitted.
    – Wherever possible, persons who can be allowed to work from at home.
  • July 11th, 2021: Approximately 200 People In Quarantine At Hotels – As Barbados records 40 new cases of COVID-19, there are approximately 200 persons in quarantine at hotels. Mr. Hart said for the latest cluster, five hotels – Dover Beach Hotel, Time Out Hotel, Barbados Beach Club, Dover Beach Hotel, and the Sugar Cane Club – were being used to quarantine the primary contacts.
  • July 10th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 8 New Cases, 58 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 1,015 – test results for the previous day
    – 58 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 8 – new cases for yesterday
    – 5 – male
    – 3 – female
    – 193,398 – total test results
    – 4,136 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,136 – male
    – 2,000 – female
    – 48 – deaths in total
    – 96,174 – total 1st doses administered
    – 72,329 – total 2nd doses administered
  • July 9th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 1 Death, 9 New Cases – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 955 – test results for the previous day
    – 44 – active cases in isolation
    – 1 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 9 – new cases for yesterday
    – 4 – male
    – 5 – female
    – 192,383 – total test results
    – 4,128 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,131 – male
    – 1,997 – female
    – 48 – deaths in total
    – 95,981 – total 1st doses administered
    – 72,088 – total 2nd doses administered
  • July 8th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 11 New Cases, 40 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 679 – test results for the previous day
    – 40 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 11 – new cases for yesterday
    – 7 – male
    – 4 – female
    – 191,428 – total test results
    – 4,119 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,127 – male
    – 1,992 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 95,836 – total 1st doses administered
    – 71,918 – total 2nd doses administered
  • July 8th, 2021: the island has recorded another COVID-19 related death, the first in nearly two months, according to Kareem Smith of Barbados Today.
  • July 7th, 2021: Take Note Of Change To Vaccination Schedule – Persons are asked to note a change to the vaccination schedule this week. Att Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church, the Sandals Conference Center will also operate on Friday, July 9, as part of the Immunisation Unit’s open days for second doses. Additionally, those persons who received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Solidarity House this Saturday, July 10, have been advised that the venue has changed to the Art Gallery in Queen’s Park, Constitution Road, St. Michael. Vaccinations will take place from 10 am. until 2 pm.
  • July 7th, 2021: No Vaccinations By Mobile Medical Unit This Week – The Ministry of Health and Wellness Immunisation Unit has advised that its mobile medical unit will not be operating this week. It is expected to resume visits to shut-ins from Monday, July 13. The Unit thanks to the public for its understanding and regrets any inconvenience which may be caused.
  • July 7th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 12 New Cases, 35 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 766 – test results for the previous day
    – 35 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 12 – new cases for yesterday
    – 9 – male
    – 3 – female
    – 190,749 – total test results
    – 4,108 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,120 – male
    – 1,988 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 95,695 – total 1st doses administered
    – 71,703 – total 2nd doses administered
  • July 6th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 5 New Cases, 31 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 1,272 – test results for the previous day
    – 38 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 5 – new cases for yesterday
    – 3 – male
    – 2 – female
    – 189,983 – total test results
    – 4,096 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,111 – male
    – 1,985 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 95,528 – total 1st doses administered
    – 71,494 – total 2nd doses administered
  • July 5th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 5 New Cases, 31 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 957 – test results for the previous day
    – 31 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 5 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 4 – female
    – 188,711 – total test results
    – 4,091 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,108 – male
    – 1,983 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 95,528 – total 1st doses administered
    – 71,494 – total 2nd doses administered
  • July 4th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases, 31 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 576 – test results for the previous day
    – 31 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 4 – new cases for yesterday
    – 3 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 187,754 – total test results
    – 4,086 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,107 – male
    – 1,979 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 95,528 – total 1st doses administered
    – 71,494 – total 2nd doses administered
    – 29,411 – male
    – 42,083 – female
  • July 3rd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: No New Cases, 30 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 850 – test results for the previous day
    – 30 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 0 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 187,178 – total test results
    – 4,082 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,104 – male
    – 1,978 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 95,528 – total 1st doses administered
    – 71,494 – total 2nd doses administered
  • July 1st, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 1 New Case, 31 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 552 – test results for the previous day
    – 31 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 1 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 186,328 – total test results
    – 4,082 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,104 – male
    – 1,978 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 95,386 – total 1st doses administered
    – 71,181 – total 2nd doses administered


June 2021 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados

View the timeline of how COVID-19 and the coronavirus have affected Barbados.

  • June 30th, 2021: Ministry Of Health: Vaccines Are Not Being Mixed – The Immunisation Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that it is not the Ministry’s policy to mix COVID-19 vaccines. People who were given the AstraZeneca vaccine as a first dose will receive the same vaccine as their second dose. The Ministry will always be transparent about which vaccines are being administered to members of the public. At present, only the AstraZeneca vaccine is being used.
  • June 30th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases, 34 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 730 – test results for the previous day
    – 34 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 2 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 2 – female
    – 185,776 – total test results
    – 4,081 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,103 – male
    – 1,978 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 95,264 – total 1st doses administered
    – 70,948 – total 2nd doses administered
  • June 30th, 2021: Health Ministry: Vaccination Sites Are Open Today. The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Immunisation Unit has advised that vaccination sites are open today, Wednesday, June 30, and are operating as usual. Persons who can do so are asked to keep their appointments. Those who cannot make their appointments due to the inclement weather may go to the site on another day once they have passed the eight-week stipulated time period recommended for the second dose.
  • June 29th, 2021: Updated Travel Protocols – as of June 25th, 2021. Download Barbados Travel Protocols.
  • June 29th, 2021: Prime Minister Tells Unvaccinated To Protect Selves. In thanking China for the gift, which she said would allow 15,000 more Barbadians to be vaccinated, the Prime Minister promised that her Government would continue to try its best to get more vaccines. Ms. Mottley reminded her audience that the World Health Organization had reported that vaccinated persons should continue to wear their masks, especially in the absence of herd immunity.
  • June 29th, 2021: Chief Medical Officer: Sinopharm Vaccines Safe. China’s Sinopharm vaccines are “safe and efficacious” and are 79 percent effective against SARS-CoV-2 infections, says Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Kenneth George. Speaking at the arrival ceremony for 30,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine at the Grantley Adams International Airport this afternoon, Dr. George said the vaccine batch was a choice to those already available in Barbados. He added that on May 7, this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended the vaccine for use in adults 18 years and older. The Chief Medical Officer also pointed out that Sinopharm was given as a two-dose regime, separated by two to three weeks, and could be given to individuals who had already contracted COVID-19 and pregnant women and persons who were immuno-compromised.
  • June 29th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases, 33 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 568 – test results for the previous day
    – 33 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 2 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 185,046 – total test results
    – 4,079 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,103 – male
    – 1,976 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 95,124 – total 1st doses administered
    – 70,215 – total 2nd doses administered
  • June 28th, 2021: Download Emergency Management (COVID-19) Protocol Directive, 2021 – S.I.2021-40[1221] revised 2021. Summary – The curfew imposed by the Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Curfew) (No.11) Directive, 2021 (S.I. No.38) is discontinued effect from Tuesday 29th June 2021. This Directive commences on Tuesday 29th June 2021 and expires on Monday 19th July 2021. Subject to this Directive, all businesses and establishments are permitted to open daily with effect from Tuesday 29th June 2021.
  • June 28th, 2021: Guidance On Allergic Reactions To COVID-19 Vaccine. The Ministry of Health and Wellness has provided some guidance to health care providers on the management of allergic reactions associated with the COVID-19 vaccine. Health care providers should note that. Additionally, members of the public are asked not to take steroids or antihistamines before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, as this can affect the immune response to the vaccine. Click the title to read more.
  • June 28th, 2021: Vaccine Appointment Website Closed. The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Immunisation Unit has advised that administering the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has been suspended for now to allow officials to concentrate on second doses. As a result, the vaccine appointment website is closed for bookings until further notice. The Unit will honor the first doses already booked but will not be taking any new appointments. The team thanks members of the public for their understanding in this matter.
  • June 28th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases, 35 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 616 – test results for the previous day
    – 35 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 2 – new cases for yesterday
    – 2 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 184,478 – total test results
    – 4,077 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,102 – male
    – 1,975 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 95,023 – total 1st doses administered
    – 69,686 – total 2nd doses administered
  • June 27th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 1 New Case, 34 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 519 – test results for the previous day
    – 34 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 1 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 183,862 – total test results
    – 4,075 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,100 – male
    – 1,975 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 94,615 – total 1st doses administered
    – 69,089 – total 2nd doses administered
    – 28,409 – male
    – 40,680 – female
  • June 27th, 2021: June 26th, 2021: New Vaccination Certificate Rolled Out Today – Manager of Isolation Facilities Dr. Corey Forde has urged young people on the island to get tested and vaccinated. Noting that with the first outbreak, the persons who presented at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility were in their 60s, 70s, and 80s, Dr. Forde said: “We’re having many young people between the ages of …25 and 27, and that is worrisome. And they all had symptoms…. If these persons presented to the healthcare system or went to the doctors, things probably would have been different. So, I think that’s important; getting tested is important.”He disclosed the medical conditions of the young persons who are at the isolation facility. “We have three persons in the general Intensive Care Unit (ICU) primary area, that would be … two males and one female…. Two of them are extremely ill, what we will classify as severely ill, and are intermittently on ventilator support. The other individual, another young female, is stable at this particular point, but we continue to watch; continue to provide the care that she requires.”Dr. Forde continued: “In our secondary isolation area … we have one non-national there. She’s quite well, and we have a recovering male in that area who is Barbadian, who was extremely ill at presentation, but who is doing quite well at this point. We have one pregnant female, … six children, two males, and four females, between the ages of two and 15.”He called on each person on the island to focus on the Latin phrase “Allis Non-Sibi” – for others not-self – and to work towards reducing the spread of COVID-19.” Suppose you have a cough, a cold, a fever; if you have shortness of breath; if you think your sinuses have gone off; if you have a headache; if you have diarrhea, some of the patients presented with this. [I am] asking you, pleading with you, as we try to figure out and get things back together in this country where we were a few weeks ago. I’m pleading and begging you to go and get tested,” the Infectious Disease Specialist urged. Dr. Forde sought to reassure persons that they should get vaccinated, noting that what was important was that the evidence shows that “there is a serious benefit to be vaccinated.”He stressed: “There’s nobody in this country who doesn’t want another lockdown more than me. I want to get back to normalcy…. I’m asking you genuinely this evening to please follow the protocols; go and get vaccinated…. You want to fete; you want to party; you want to do all of these things, right? You want to keep going to church as normal, right? These are the things we have to do.”
  • June 26th, 2021: New Vaccination Certificate Rolled Out Today. A new electronic vaccination certificate, which was rolled out today after being approved by Cabinet, will replace the temporary one emailed to most fully vaccinated persons. According to Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, it will feature a barcode and security seal. Patrons will use it for entry into events and travel to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Minister Bostic told all persons who have been fully vaccinated would be issued with one of these upgraded certificates. He added that health officials intended to meet with event organizers “over the next few days” to explain how the process will work.
  • June 26th, 2021: Best-Dos Santos To Screen For All Variants Soon – From as early as next week, the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory should be in a position to screen positive COVID-19 cases for all variants. The lab would be in a position from early next week to screen all positive cases for all variants. He further added that primers received from the Pan American Health Organization would assist the lab in testing other variants.
  • June 26th, 2021: Youth & Healthcare Workers Urged To Get Vaccinated – Residents across the island, particularly young people and those who work in health care facilities are encouraged to come forward and be vaccinated against COVID-19. “These are individuals who work in our healthcare facilities across Barbados, whether it be the geriatric hospitals, the Psychiatric Hospital, or the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. I sincerely encourage you to be vaccinated, to protect not only yourselves, the staff around you, but in particular, the clients that you service,” the Chief Medical Officer pleaded. He explained that at some health care institutions, the vaccination level was as low as 35 percent or as high as 60 percent, but the ideal target was 70 percent.
  • June 26th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 8 New Cases, 29 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 796 – test results for the previous day
    – 29 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 8 – new cases for yesterday
    – 4 – male
    – 4 – female
    – 183,343 – total test results
    – 4,074 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,100 – male
    – 1,974 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 94,514 – total vaccinations
    – 68,960 – fully vaccinated
  • June 25th, 2021: Second Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine This Weekend – Persons who received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before May 1, 2021, and have not been notified of the date for their second dose are being allowed to get the second injection this Saturday, June 26, and Sunday, June 27. On Saturday, the designated site is the Masonic Centre, at Salters, St. George. And on Sunday, persons may go to Building No. 2, Harbour Industrial Park, St. Michael; the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Mile-and-a-Quarter, St. Peter, and the St. Philip Polyclinic, Six Cross Roads, St. Philip. The opening hours for all sites are 10 am. to 2 pm.
  • June 25th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 9 New Cases, 25 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 756 – test results for the previous day
    – 25 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 9 – new cases for yesterday
    – 2 – male
    – 7 – female
    – 182,547 – total test results
    – 4,066 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,096 – male
    – 1,970 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 93,940 – total vaccinations
    – 68,417 – fully vaccinated
  • June 24th, 2021: Health Ministry Receives Mobile Medical Unit – The Ministry of Health and Wellness has another “weapon” in its arsenal to fight COVID-19. Sagicor Life Inc. officially handed over a medical bus to the Ministry’s Immunisation Unit to assist in the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19. The bus will reach the vulnerable in communities with difficulty getting to satellite sites to be vaccinated. Before the handing over ceremony, the bus was utilized to vaccinate over 600 persons in the comfort of their homes.
  • June 24th, 2021: COVID-19 Cluster At Business Place Has Grown – The cluster of COVID-19 cases identified at a business has grown to 12. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, disclosed this morning that the three persons sent for assessment at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility had tested positive for the virus, along with two family members. He had stated yesterday that there were seven COVID-19 cases at the establishment. Furthermore, Minister Bostic said the cases were proof COVID-19 was still out there. He also noted that none of the persons who tested positive at the institution was vaccinated. “I would like to take this opportunity to urge persons to come forward and present themselves to be vaccinated. Persons need to take advantage of this because this is the best way of containing this virus so that we can breathe a lot better and be able to do the things we are accustomed to doing that we haven’t been able to do in the last 18 months.”
  • June 24th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 5 New Cases, 15 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 599 – test results for the previous day
    – 15 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 5 – new cases for yesterday
    – 3 – male
    – 2 – female
    – 181,791 – total test results
    – 4,057 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,094 – male
    – 1,963 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 93,303 – total vaccinations
    – 67,756 – fully vaccinated
  • June 23rd, 2021: COVID-19 Cluster At One Business – One local business accounts for six of the seven new COVID-19 cases reported for Tuesday, June 22. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, indicated that one case from the business was already identified recently. The number could increase as three other persons from the same business were currently being assessed at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility in St. Lucy.
  • June 23rd, 2021: China’s Sinopharm Vaccines To Arrive On Friday – Thirty thousand doses of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive on the island this Friday, June 25, at the Grantley Adams International Airport. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, announced today during a donation of 924,000 medical masks to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean by the Federal Republic of Germany at the Pan American Health Organization’s headquarters Dayrell’s Road, Christ Church. “I am encouraged by the fact that these vaccines are being used in Trinidad and Tobago … and in several countries across the globe already, and I hope that will encourage persons,” Minister Bostic stated. He added that the roll-out of the Sinopharm vaccine would include vaccinating approximately 250 Chinese residing in Barbados.
  • June 23rd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: Seven New Cases, 13 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 490 – test results for the previous day
    – 13 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 7 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 6 – female
    – 181,192 – total test results
    – 4,052 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,091 – male
    – 1,961 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 92,874 – total vaccinations
    – 67,392 – fully vaccinated
  • June 22nd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: No New Cases, 10 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 437 – test results for the previous day
    – 10 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 0 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 180,702 – total test results
    – 4,045 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,090 – male
    – 1,955 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 92,305 – total vaccinations
    – 66,675 – fully vaccinated
  • June 21st, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 Positive Cases, 10 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 352 – test results for the previous day
    – 10 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 2 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 180,265 – total test results
    – 4,045 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,090 – male
    – 1,955 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 92,071 – total vaccinations
    – 66,347 – fully vaccinated
  • June 20th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases, 11 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 421 – test results for the previous day
    – 11 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 2 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 179,913 – total test results
    – 4,043 – total cases confirmed cases on the island since March 2020
    – 2,089 – male
    – 1,954 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 91,778 – total vaccinations
    – 65,505 – fully vaccinated
    – 26,911 – male
    – 38,594 – female
  • June 19th, 2021: Return Of Sports Spectators Set For Mid-July – Sports fanatics are expected to be able to enjoy their favorite games in-person once again, after months of being unable to do so. During an address to the nation earlier today to announce further ease in COVID-19 restrictions, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley revealed that July 16th, 2021, was the date “set” to allow spectators to return to various games and matches.
  • June 19th, 2021: Travel Bubble For Low-Risk Caribbean Countries – The government will be introducing a travel “bubble” for specific countries with a low incidence of COVID-19 cases, effective June 30, 2021. During an address to update the country on the COVID-19 situation, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced that “fully vaccinated persons with a negative PCR test, coming from Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Anguilla, Montserrat, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and Bermuda can immediately enter without any further tests on arrival.” “We know that the criteria do not admit immediately of Jamaica, Trinidad, and Tobago, Guyana, Belize, and the Bahamas, so if their vaccinated persons come with a negative PCR test, they’ll land at our airport; they’ll have to have the second PCR test as all other vaccinated persons do now…. If they’re unvaccinated, we know the drill. It’s five days in quarantine before they have the PCR test,” the Prime Minister stated. Prime Minister Mottley also spoke to plans to refine tourism products by focusing on enhancing our hospitality, as this element, coupled with “our commitment to people, is endearing. It’s what makes us who we are.” “That is why we have the highest repeat visitor on average across the last few decades in the Caribbean,” she added.
    According to her, emphasis was also being placed on making the island a more user-friendly destination. “We are reengineering the process at the airport; for example, we find that there are too many people asking the same questions …. Now that the pressure has eased up, we can refine these things to make them more user-friendly, make Barbados the hospitable environment that we all know that it is.”I’ve set up a committee to look at coming to the country and finding the 10 top hostesses that we would want to be able to have at the airport helping us to welcome people as we go forward,” she revealed, noting that these individuals should exude warmth and be excellent communicators. Ms. Mottley also indicated that the Welcome Stamp Programme could become a permanent feature in Barbados’ tourism offerings.
  • June 19th, 2021: Successful Virus Management Bringing Economic Relief – Declining COVID-19 cases because of the successful management and control of the illness and related variants have begun to pave the way for Barbados to get its economic and social activity back on track.
  • June 19th, 2021: Health Officials Kept COVID Variants Under Control – While four persons have been treated and discharged for two variants of COVID-19, there has been no local transmission of these variants.
  • June 19th, 2021: Prime Minister: Over 65 000 Persons Fully Vaccinated – Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley once again thanked all healthcare workers in institutions across Barbados, staff in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, and all Barbadians for the strides the country has made in the fight against COVID-19. Ms. Mottley said the declining positivity rate placed Government in a position to continue the process to allow Barbadians to participate in more activities while maintaining vigilance. Ms. Mottley added that Government was awaiting the arrival of additional vaccines and searched for vaccines for children and teenagers, aged 12 to18, before starting the new school term in September.
  • June 19th, 2021: Curfew Restrictions To Be Lifted From June 30 – With the positivity rate for COVID-19 cases continuing to fall and the need to jump-start economic activity and create more jobs, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has announced the removal of curfew restrictions from June 30. Ms. Mottley said promoters and stagers of events would be permitted to host parties and limes limited to 150 persons in any one location. “We want to ensure that these numbers stay where they are. We have put the conditions for those events of 150becauset persons are either fully vaccinated, meaning 14 days or more with double vaccination, if it is a double vaccination course. The only one that is not double thus far is Johnson and Johnson. We haven’t been deploying that locally, but that doesn’t mean that Bajans haven’t gotten it overseas, so we must be ready for that. So, whatever is the full dose, 14 days thereafter, and because we are not having an exclusionary framework for Bajans who have not been vaccinated, or that you have taken a PCR test within 48 hours of coming to the event,” she said. Ms. Mottley added that pleasure cruise vessels would be permitted to operate as a floating restaurant or bar because of the inability to monitor them when they set sail. She added that they must adhere to the protocols as set out by the COVID-19 Monitoring Unit.
  • June 19th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 1 New Case, 8 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 558 – test results for the previous day
    – 8 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 1 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 179,492 – total test results
    – 4,041 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,088 – male
    – 1,953 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 91,495 – total vaccinations
    – 65,348 – fully vaccinated
  • June 18th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: One New Case, 12 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 580 – test results for the previous day
    – 12 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 1 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 178,904 – total test results
    – 4,040 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,087 – male
    – 1,953 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 90,735 – total vaccinations
    – 64,688 – fully vaccinated
  • June 17th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 1 New Case, 12 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 521 – test results for the previous day
    – 12 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 1 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 178,324 – total test results
    – 4,039 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,087 – male
    – 1,952 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 89,921 – total vaccinations
    – 63,429 – fully vaccinated
  • June 16th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: No New Cases, 12 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 485 – test results for the previous day
    – 12 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 0 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 177,803 – total test results
    – 4,038 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,086 – male
    – 1,952 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 89,197 – total vaccinations
    – 63,096 – fully vaccinated
  • June 15th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: One New Case, 17 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 456 – test results for the previous day
    – 17 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 1 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 177,318 – total test results
    – 4,038 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,086 – male
    – 1,952 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 88,373 – total vaccinations
    – 62,631 – fully vaccinated
  • June 14th, 2021: Booking Vaccine Appointments – Members of the public are asked to note that the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ vaccine appointment website may be accessed at https://vaccine.gov.bb. Persons 50 years old and over may book their vaccinations’ date, time, and location through the website. If anyone has queries concerning their appointment or is 50 years old and over and requires help booking appointments, they should call 832-3906/832-0194/832-5893/832-0583, Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • June 14th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 1 New Case, 17 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 300 – test results for the previous day
    – 17 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 1 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 176,862 – total test results
    – 4,037 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,085 – male
    – 1,952 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 88,033 – total vaccinations
    – 62,267 – fully vaccinated
  • June 13th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: Zero Positives, 15 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 367 – test results for the previous day
    – 15 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 0 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 176,562 – total test results
    – 4,036 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,084 – male
    – 1,952 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 87,382 – total first doses administered
    – 62,131- total second doses administered – fully vaccinated
    – 25,530 – male
    – 36,601 – female
  • June 12th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 18 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 554- test results for the previous day
    – 18 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 3 – new cases for yesterday
    – 3 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 176,195 – total test results
    – 4,036 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,084 – male
    – 1,952 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 87,132 – total first doses administered
    – 62,101- total second doses administered – fully vaccinated
  • June 11th, 2021: Vaccine Appointment Website Opens At Midnight – The vaccine appointment website (http://www.vaccine.gov.bb/) will open for bookings for persons 50 years old and over from midnight Friday June 11. The Immunisation Unit will officially start administering the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Monday, June 14, at designated vaccination centers, which will be listed on the website. People will log on and choose the date, time, and location of their vaccination.
  • June 11th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: No New Cases, 18 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 595 – test results for the previous day
    – 18 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 0 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 175,641 – total test results
    – 4,033 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,081 – male
    – 1,952 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 86,390 – total vaccinations
    – 62,005 – fully vaccinated
  • June 10th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 1 New Case, 20 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 459 – test results for the previous day
    – 20 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 1 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 175,046 – total test results
    – 4,033 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,081 – male
    – 1,952 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 85,175 – total vaccinations
    – 61,861 – fully vaccinated
  • June 9th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: Zero Positives, 22 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 417 – test results for the previous day
    – 22 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 0 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 174,587 – total test results
    – 4,032 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,081 – male
    – 1,951 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 84,300 – total vaccinations
    – 61,664 – fully vaccinated
  • June 8th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: No New Cases, 23 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 430 – test results for the previous day
    – 23 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 0 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 174,170 – total test results
    – 4,032 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,081 – male
    – 1,951 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 83,382 – total vaccinations
    – 61,504 – fully vaccinated
  • June 6th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: One New Case, 26 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 414 – test results for the previous day
    – 26 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 1 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 173,381 – total test results
    – 4,031 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,080 – male
    – 1,951 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 82,458 – total vaccinations
    – 61,191 – fully vaccinated
    – 25,133 – male
    – 36,058 – female
  • June 6th, 2021: Barbados To Welcome Back Cruise Ships From Monday – Barbados is preparing to welcome back cruise ships to its shores from Monday, and all persons on the cruise ship will be 100 percent vaccinated. Cruises will have rigorous protocols for disembarking passengers, and bubbled tours will be implemented to secure all safety. “We are preparing… to welcome back for the first time in over 15 months cruise ships to Barbados. We have the Celebrity Millennium with a transit call in Barbados on Monday, June 7th, 2021. She will arrive in Barbados at approximately 11 in the morning.”There are at least three different types of parameters that we needed to consider for cruising …. People are going to be flying in; they’re going to have to meet the requirements first for boarding an aircraft, which would be a negative PCR test before they land in Barbados, and they’ve taken via sterile corridor directly to the port, where they then have to be subjected to further screening to embark on the ship, which is homeported here in Barbados,” she said.
  • June 5th, 2021: Sunday Shopping To Resume; Spectatorless Sports Allowed – Supermarkets, mini-marts, village shops, and gas station auto marts have been given the green light to reopen their doors from Sunday, June 13. In addition, spectator-less sports can fully resume subject to the COVID-19 protocols. At the same time, those seeking to engage in competitive sporting events, including horse racing, will first be required to seek permission from the COVID-19 Monitoring Unit. “Except for those changes…all the provisions in…Directive Number 10 remains in force,” the Minister said.
  • June 5th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 1 New Case, 30 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 557 – test results for the previous day
    – 30 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 1 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 172,967 – total test results
    – 4,030 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,080 – male
    – 1,950 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 82,310 – total vaccinations
    – 61,178 – fully vaccinated
  • June 4th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 28 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 660 – test results for the previous day
    – 28 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 3 – new cases for yesterday
    – 2 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 172,410 – total test results
    – 4,029 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,080 – male
    – 1,949 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 81,328 – total vaccinations
    – 61,024 – fully vaccinated
  • June 3rd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 3 New Positives, 33 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 496 – test results for the previous day
    – 33 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 3 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 2 – female
    – 171,750 – total test results
    – 4,026 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,078 – male
    – 1,948 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 80,392 – total vaccinations
    – 60,890 – fully vaccinated
  • June 2nd, 2021: Plans To Expand Best-Dos Santos Lab Services – The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has been furnished with kits that will allow the facility to carry out the first level of testing here for all COVID-19 variants.
  • June 2nd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 39 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 414 – test results for the previous day
    – 39 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 6 – new cases for yesterday
    – 2 – male
    – 4 – female
    – 171,254 – total test results
    – 4,023 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,077 – male
    – 1,946 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 79,503 – total vaccinations
    – 60,816 – fully vaccinated
  • June 1st, 2021: Appointment Website Opening Delayed Until Next Week – The Ministry of Health and Wellness Immunisation Unit has advised that due to the overwhelming response from frontline workers for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the start of the next phase of the National Vaccination Programme has been delayed until next week. Co-coordinator of the program, Major David Clarke, explained that a few hundred frontline workers, particularly in the hotel sector, who did not come forward during the first phase of the campaign, have recently indicated an interest in getting the vaccine. He stated that the Immunisation Unit would focus on administering the first doses to these workers this week, which is expected to be completed early next week. Once this category of workers is vaccinated, the appointment website will open to the general public “by mid-week” for bookings for first doses.
  • June 1st, 2021: Caution Against Spreading COVID-19 During Disasters – Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Kenneth George, has cautioned that as they prepare for this year’s hurricane season that they must do so in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and should take extra precautions not to spread the virus. Speaking during the Department of Emergency Management’s 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season press conference at its Warrens, St. Michael headquarters today, Dr. George reminded the public that predictions are pointing to a “very active season,” and they must be on the alert.
  • June 1st, 2021: COVID-19 Update: Zero Positives, 39 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 367 – test results for the previous day
    – 39 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 0 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 170,840 – total test results
    – 4,017 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,075 – male
    – 1,942 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 78,633 – total vaccinations
    – 60,721 – fully vaccinated


May 2021 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados

  • May 31st, 2021: COVID-19 Update: No New Cases, 37 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 327 – test results for the previous day
    – 37 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 0 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 170,473 – total test results
    – 4,017 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,075 – male
    – 1,942 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 78,245 – total vaccinations
    – 60,5533 – fully vaccinated
  • May 30th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 5 New Cases, 41 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 513 – test results for the previous day
    – 41 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 5 – new cases for yesterday
    – 2 – male
    – 3 – female
    – 170,146 – total test results
    – 4,017 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,075 – male
    – 1,942 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 77,946 – total vaccinations
    – 60,443 – fully vaccinated
    – 24,847 male
    – 35,596 female
  • May 29th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 41 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 729- test results for the previous day
    – 41 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 3 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 2 – female
    – 169,633 – total test results
    – 4,012 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,073 – male
    – 1,939 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 77,823 – total vaccinations
    – 60,139 – fully vaccinated
  • May 28th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 43 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 769- test results for the previous day
    – 43 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 3 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 3 – female
    – 168,904 – total test results
    – 4,009 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,072 – male
    – 1,937 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 77,494 – total vaccinations
    – 58,888 – fully vaccinated
  • May 28th, 2021: Administering Of First Doses To Resume From June 7 – The administering of first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will resume from Monday, June 7. Vaccinations will be done via the online appointment system, which was piloted in April. Persons will be able to book the venue, date, and time of their appointments. However, the website www.vaccine.gov.bb is not open as yet. Therefore no bookings can be made at this point. It will open for bookings from the middle of next week.
  • May 27th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases, 42 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 544 – test results for the previous day
    – 42 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 2 – new cases for yesterday
    – 2 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 168,135 – total test results
    – 4,006 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,072 – male
    – 1,934 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 77,084 – total vaccinations
    – 57,998 – fully vaccinated
  • May 26th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases, 42 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 565 – test results for the previous day
    – 42 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 4 – new cases for yesterday
    – 3 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 167,591 – total test results
    – 4,004 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,070 – male
    – 1,934 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 76,523 – 1st vaccination
    – 55,691 – fully vaccinated
  • May 25th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases, 46 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 429 – test results for the previous day
    – 46 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 2 – new cases for yesterday
    – 2 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 167,026 – total test results
    – 4,000 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,067 – male
    – 1,933 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 76,413 – 1st vaccination
    – 55,586 – fully vaccinated
  • May 23rd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases, 51 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 506 – test results for the previous day
    – 51 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 4 – new cases for yesterday
    – 4 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 0 – discharged yesterday
    – 166,237 – total test results
    – 3,995 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,064 – male
    – 1,931 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 76,361 – 1st vaccination
    – 53,911 – fully vaccinated
  • May 22nd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 58 In Isolation – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 595 – test results for the previous day
    – 58 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 6 – new cases for yesterday
    – 4 – male
    – 2 – female
    – 0 – discharged yesterday
    – 165,731 – total test results
    – 3,991 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,060 – male
    – 1,931 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 3,965 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 76,336 – 1st vaccination
    – 52,880 – fully vaccinated
  • May 21st, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 5 New Cases, 15 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 466 – test results for the previous day
    – 51 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 5 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 4 – female
    – 0 – discharged yesterday
    – 164,406 – total test results
    – 3,980 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,053 – male
    – 1,927 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 76,136 – 1st vaccination
    – 49,374 – fully vaccinated
  • May 19th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 30 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 428 – test results for the previous day
    – 59 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 3 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 3 – female
    – 30 – discharged yesterday
    – 163,940 – total test results
    – 3,975 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,052 – male
    – 1,923 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 3,965 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 76,045 – 1st vaccination
    – 47,132 – fully vaccinated
  • May 18th, 2021: Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Curfew) (No. 10) Directive, 2021 – Download the most recent Emergency Management (COVID-19) Order, 2021 S. I. 2021 No. 19 – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (COVID-19) (CURFEW) (NO. 10).
  • May 18th, 2021: COVID-19 UPDATE: 4 New Cases, 3 Recoveries, 1 Death – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 419 – test results for the previous day
    – 87 – active cases in isolation
    – 1 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 4 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 3 – female
    – 3 – discharged yesterday
    – 163,512 – total test results
    – 3,972 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,052 – male
    – 1,920 – female
    – 47 – deaths in total
    – 3,935 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 76,000- 1st vaccination
    – 45,288 – fully vaccinated
  • May 18th, 2021: COVID-19 Deaths Now At 47 – Another life has been lost to COVID-19. The 67-year-old Barbadian woman, who had comorbidities, passed away on Monday, May 17, at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility.  She was admitted on May 6 and spent 12 days in isolation – nine of which were on a ventilator.
  • May 17th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 1 New Cases, 9 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 276 – test results for the previous day
    – 86 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 4 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 10 – discharged yesterday
    – 163,093 – total test results
    – 3,968 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,051 – male
    – 1,917 – female
    – 46 – deaths in total
    – 3,932 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,956 – 1st vaccination
    – 43,867 – fully vaccinated
  • May 16th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases, 5 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 373 – test results for the previous day
    – 88 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 2 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 5 – discharged yesterday
    – 162,817 – total test results
    – 3,967 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,050 – male
    – 1,917 – female
    – 46 – deaths in total
    – 3,922 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,920 – 1st vaccination
    – 42,904 – fully vaccinated
  • May 15th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases, 1 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 609 – test results for the previous day
    – 89 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 4 – new cases for yesterday
    – 3 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 1 – discharged yesterday
    – 162,444 – total test results
    – 3,965 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,049 – male
    – 1,916 – female
    – 46 – deaths in total
    – 3,917 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,918 – 1st vaccination
    – 42,645 – fully vaccinated
  • May 14th, 2021: Registration For First Doses Not Open Yet – The Immunisation Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that the appointment system for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is not open yet. Members of the public will be notified as to when the administration of the first doses will resume.
  • May 14th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: Two New Cases, Eight Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 671 – test results for the previous day
    – 88 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 2 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 2 – female
    – 8 – discharged yesterday
    – 161,835 – total test results
    – 3,961 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,046 – male
    – 1,915 – female
    – 46 – deaths in total
    – 3,916 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,794 – 1st vaccination
    – 41,130 – fully vaccinated
  • May 13th, 2021: Current COVID-19 Directive Extended With Modifications – Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has announced that the provisions of Emergency Management COVID -19 Directive No.9 now in place will be continued in Directive No.10, which will come into effect from May 18, 2021 subject to the following modifications.
    1. The physical distancing requirement applicable to places of religious worship will be three feet in each direction instead of six feet.
    2. Fraternal organizations, private or social clubs, civic associations and organizations as well as political organizations may resume meetings of their membership provided that the protocols of mask-wearing, sanitization, and physical distancing are strictly followed and that the maximum number of persons who may attend, regardless of the capacity of the meeting place is limited to 100 persons unless a special exemption is granted. In all other respects, all of the prohibitions contained in Clause 10 of Directive No. 9 relating to parties and the like will continue to be in force.
    3. The drive-in and cinemas may open every day subject to the existing agreed protocols. 
    4. Photographers and videographers will be allowed to operate every day.

    The new Directive will cover the period from May 18th to June 7th, 2021.

  • May 13th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases, 29 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 520 – test results for the previous day
    – 90 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 2 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 2 – female
    – 29 – discharged yesterday
    – 161,164 – total test results
    – 3,959 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,046 – male
    – 1,913 – female
    – 46 – deaths in total
    – 3,908 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,724 – 1st vaccination
    – 38,919 – fully vaccinated
  • May 12th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 7 New Cases, 9 Discharged, 1 Death – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 758 – test results for the previous day
    – 107 – active cases in isolation
    – 1 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 7 – new cases for yesterday
    – 6 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 9 – discharged yesterday
    – 160,664 – total test results
    – 3,957 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,046 – male
    – 1,911 – female
    – 46 – deaths in total
    – 3,879 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,644 – 1st vaccination
    – 36,598 – fully vaccinated
  • May 11th, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions – Click to download COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ – Barbados Ministry of Health and Wellness.
    – Why should I return for my second dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine?
    – How will persons know when it is time for the second dose?
    – How do persons register if they have not received the first dose of the vaccine?
    – What can I expect (side effects) after receiving my first shot of the vaccine?
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs – Barbados Ministry of Health and Wellness.

  • May 11th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases, 9 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 436 – test results for the previous day
    – 111 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 4 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 4 – female
    – 9 – discharged yesterday
    – 159,886 – total test results
    – 3,950 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,040 – male
    – 1,910 – female
    – 45 – deaths in total
    – 3,870- recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,537- 1st vaccination
    – 34,653 – fully vaccinated
  • May 10th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases, 5 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 662 – test results for the previous day
    – 104 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 4 – new cases for yesterday
    – 3 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 5 – discharged yesterday
    – 159,450 – total test results
    – 3,946 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,040 – male
    – 1,906 – female
    – 45 – deaths in total
    – 3,861- recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,491- 1st vaccination
    – 32,717 – fully vaccinated
  • May 9th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases, 5 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 504 – test results for the previous day
    – 105 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 9 – new cases for yesterday
    – 3 – male
    – 6 – female
    – 4 – discharged yesterday
    – 158,788 – total test results
    – 3,942 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,037 – male
    – 1,905 – female
    – 45 – deaths in total
    – 3,856- recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,476- 1st vaccination
    – 31,894 – fully vaccinated
  • May 8th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases, 5 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 678 – test results for the previous day
    – 109 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 2 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 5 – discharged yesterday
    – 158,284 – total test results
    – 3,933 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,034 – male
    – 1,899 – female
    – 45 – deaths in total
    – 3,852- recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,452- 1st vaccination
    – 30,450 – fully vaccinated
  • May 7th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases, 5 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 870 – test results for the previous day
    – 106 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 2 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 2 – female
    – 16 – discharged yesterday
    – 157,606 – total test results
    – 3,931 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,033 – male
    – 1,898 – female
    – 45 – deaths in total
    – 3,847- recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,360- 1st vaccination
    – 28,467 – fully vaccinated
  • May 6th, 2021: Secondary School Student Tests Positive For COVID-19 – One student at a secondary school in Barbados has tested positive for COVID-19 as the island returned to face-to-face classes this week. Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Kenneth George, during a COVID-19 update and press conference this evening at Ilaro Court, revealed that two of the island’s public schools had been impacted by the virus due to an emerging extended family cluster. “Theinvestigateslth and Wellness are investigating exposures at two schools, the St. George Primary School and the Princess Margaret Secondary School. These cases or the cases in these schools have been linked to two extended family clusters. The student at St. George Primary School was tested, and the first test was negative. We are waiting to perform a second test as early as the eighth of May.”The students at that school are doing … online schooling, and the Ministry of Education has been very cooperative in sharing the list of students and teachers at that school. If needs be, we will certainly institute much more contact tracing at this point,” Dr. George stated.
  • May 6th, 2021 – Update On COVID-19 Cluster At Psychiatric Hospital – Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Kenneth George, has disclosed that there are currently 50 positive cases in the cluster at the Psychiatric Hospital. Dr. George stated this during a COVID-19 update and press conference this evening at Ilaro Court. He said that out of the 733 tests conducted on Wednesday, there were 14 positive cases, and out of that 14, four were from the Psychiatric Hospital. “To date, at the Psychiatric Hospital, we have had a total of 50 positive cases, 49 males and one female, and of that 50, we have two staff members who tested positive. So, that is the latest information that we have,” the CMO reported.
  • May 6th, 2021 – Ministry To Monitor Students Affected By COVID Scare – The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) will monitor students affected by the psychological health  COVID-19 scare two public schools. Acting Chief Education Officer, Joy Adamson, made the revelation in response to whether the situation would affect students’ preparation for the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination and the Caribbean Examinations Council exams.
  • May 6th, 2021 – Take COVID-19 Vaccine Says Health Minister – Health and Wellness Minister Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic urges all Barbadians to take the vaccine. The appeal came today as he addressed a press conference at Ilaro Court. The emphasis was on a COVID-19 case at the Princess Margaret Secondary School and a student from the St. George Primary School being in quarantine. Reminding parents, teachers, and the entire country that taking the vaccine would allow the country to be able to reach herd immunity, he stressed this was the ultimate of the public health measures “that we have introduced in this country, starting with hand sanitizing and the wearing of masks and physical distancing and so on.”
  • May 6th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases, 5 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 733 – test results for the previous day
    – 84 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 14 – new cases for yesterday
    – 6 – male
    – 8 – female
    – 10 – discharged yesterday
    – 156,736 – total test results
    – 3,929 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,033 – male
    – 1,896 – female
    – 45 – deaths in total
    – 3,831- recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,296 – 1st vaccination
    – 25,466 – fully vaccinated
  • May 5th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 New Cases, 5 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 650 – test results for the previous day
    – 93 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 31 – new cases for yesterday
    – 30 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 4 – discharged yesterday
    – 156,003 – total test results
    – 3,915 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 2,027 – male
    – 1,888 – female
    – 45 – deaths in total
    – 3,821- recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,148 – 1st vaccination
    – 22,181 – fully vaccinated
  • May 4th, 2021: New Protocols to Start this Weekend – Chief Product Development Officer at the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), Marsha Alleyne, is giving the assurance that the new travel protocols, which come into effect on Saturday, May 8, have been developed with guidance from the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Compliments of the Barbados Advocate.
  • May 4th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 13 Discharged, 1 Death – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 401 – test results for the previous day
    – 81 – active cases in isolation
    – 1 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 3 – new cases for yesterday
    – 2 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 13 – discharged yesterday
    – 155,353 – total test results
    – 3,884 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,997 – male
    – 1,887 – female
    – 45 – deaths in total
    – 3,817- recovered and discharged in total
    – 75,006 – 1st vaccination
    – 19,985 – fully vaccinated
  • May 3rd, 2021: Public Encouraged To Observe COVID-19 Protocols – Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, is encouraging everyone to observe the COVID-19 protocols and continue to cooperate with authorities as health officials continue to tackle the virus aggressively. During a COVID-19 update to the nation and press conference today, Lt. Col. Bostic said health officials saw an improvement in the overall situation in the country concerning the virus. However, there were still “pockets of resistance” to which they must pay close attention.
  • May 3rd, 2021: One More COVID-19 Death; Family Of 8 Tests Positive – Barbados recorded its 45th COVID-19 death today. It comes almost a month after the last reported casualty on Tuesday, April 6. Barbados recorded its 45th COVID-19 death today. It comes almost a month after the last reported casualty on Tuesday, April 6. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, delivered the somber news during a televised press conference this evening to bring the country up-to-date on the COVID-19 situation. The deceased is a 63-year-old male who was admitted to the Harrison Point Isolation Facility on April 23. He spent six days on a ventilator. The Health Minister expressed his condolences to the man’s family and friends. Additionally, Lt. Col. Bostic explained that the 15 new positive cases reported in today’s COVID-19 dashboard, which reflect cases from Sunday, May 2, included three persons from the Psychiatric Hospital – two male inpatients and one male outpatient – where there is a cluster. Just last week, he informed the country that 14 patients and one staff member on a ward at the facility had tested positive for the virus. He said since then; health officials had mounted an aggressive contact tracing and testing campaign to contain the situation. “The situation at the Psychiatric Hospital internally is under some measure of control, and I say that because we still have to await the second tests, but from the first tests, we are satisfied that we have been able to do a level of containment that is necessary. What we are working on right now is to be able to complete that process and tighten up on the loose ends in terms of outpatients,” Minister Bostic reported. He added: “We have… established an isolation center on the compound of the hospital, which is being managed by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s isolation facilities team.” The positive cases reported on today’s dashboard also include a family of eight from a St. Michael community. The Health Minister said one member of the family had previously tested positive for COVID-19.
  • May 3rd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 15 New Cases, 4 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 353 – test results for the previous day
    – 93 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 15 – new cases for yesterday
    – 6 – male
    – 9 – female
    – 4 – discharged yesterday
    – 154,952 – total test results
    – 3,861 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,995 – male
    – 1,886 – female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,804- recovered and discharged in total
    – 74,886 – 1st vaccination
    – 18,020 – fully vaccinated
  • May 3rd, 2021: Beach Vendors Urged To Be Cautious – The National Conservation Commission (NCC) has reminded beach vendors to observe all COVID-19 protocols as they recommence their operations.
  • May 2nd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 7 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 258 – test results for the previous day
    – 92 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 3 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 3 – female
    – 7 – discharged yesterday
    – 154,599 – total test results
    – 3,866 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,989 – male
    – 1,877 – female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,800- recovered and discharged in total
    – 74,608 – 1st vaccination
    – 16,549 – fully vaccinated
  • May 1st, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 0 New Cases, 10 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 505 – test results for the previous day
    – 93 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 0 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 0 – female
    – 10 – discharged yesterday
    – 154,341 – total test results
    – 3,863 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,989 – male
    – 1,874 – female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,793- recovered and discharged in total
    – 74,218 – total vaccinated
    – 30,686 – total males vaccinated
    – 43,532 – total females vaccinated

April 2021 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados

View the timeline of how COVID-19 and the coronavirus have affected Barbados and its population.

  • April 29th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: Eight New Cases, 15 Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 800 – test results for the previous day
    – 85 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 8 – new cases for yesterday
    – 6 – male
    – 2 – female
    – 15 – discharged yesterday
    – 153,836 – total test results
    – 3,863 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,989 – male
    – 1,874 – female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,783- recovered and discharged in total
    – 74,040 – total vaccinated
    – 30,602 – total males vaccinated
    – 43,438 – total females vaccinated
  • April 28th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 7 New Cases, 9 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 317 – test results for the previous day
    – 96 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 7 – new cases for yesterday
    – 4 – male
    – 3 – female
    – 9 – discharged yesterday
    – 152,716 – total test results
    – 3,838 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,968 – male
    – 1,870 – female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,759 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 73,808 – total vaccinated
    – 30,461 – total males vaccinated
    – 43,347 – total females vaccinated
  • April 27th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 4 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 300 – test results for the previous day
    – 101 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 3 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 2 – female
    – 4 – discharged yesterday
    – 152,399 – total test results
    – 3,831 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,964 – male
    – 1,867 – female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,750 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 73,677 – total vaccinated
    – 30,412 – total males vaccinated
    – 43,255 – total females vaccinated
  • April 26th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 11 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 296 – test results for the previous day
    – 102 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 3 – new cases for yesterday
    – 2 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 11 – discharged yesterday
    – 152,099 – total test results
    – 3,828 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,963 – male
    – 1,865 – female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,746 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 73,590 – total vaccinated
    – 30,375 – total males vaccinated
    – 43,215 – total females vaccinated
  • April 25th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 1 New Case, 9 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 321 – test results for the previous day
    – 104 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 1 – new cases for yesterday
    – 0 – male
    – 1 – female
    – 9 – discharged yesterday
    – 151,803 – total test results
    – 3,825 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,961 – male
    – 1,864 – female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,735 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 72,728 – total vaccinated
    – 30,256 – total males vaccinated
    – 42,672 – total females vaccinated
  • April 25th, 2021: Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Curfew) (No. 9) Directive, 2021 – The Directive covers the period from April 27 – May 17th and expires
    on Monday 17th May 2021. The Public Health Emergency Extension is up to September 25, 2021.
  • April 24th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases, 8 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 478 – test results for the previous day
    – 92 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 4 – new cases for yesterday
    – 1 – male
    – 3 – female
    – 8 – discharged yesterday
    – 151,482 – total test results
    – 3,824 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,961 – male
    – 1,863 – female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,726 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 71,881 – total vaccinated
    – 29,737 – total males vaccinated
    – 42,144 – total females vaccinated
  • April 24th, 2021: Persons To Be Contacted For Second Dose – The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Immunisation Unit reminds public members that they will be contacted via email, text, or telephone to receive an appointment for the second dose the AstraZeneca vaccine.
  • April 23rd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 14 New Cases, Two Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 813 – test results for the previous day
    – 86 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 14 – new cases for yesterday – 7 male – 7 female
    – 2 – discharged yesterday
    – 151,004 – total test results
    – 3,820 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,960 – are male
    – 1,860 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,718 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 71,648 – total vaccinated
    – 29,633 – total males vaccinated
    – 42,015 – total females vaccinated
  • April 22nd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 9 New Cases, 12 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 365 – test results for the previous day
    – 84 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 9 – new cases for yesterday – 4 male – 5 female
    – 12 – discharged yesterday
    – 150,191 – total test results
    – 3,806 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,953 – are male
    – 1,853 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,716 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 71,350 – total vaccinated
    – 29,471 – total males vaccinated
    – 41,879 – total females vaccinated
  • April 22nd, 2021: Overwhelming Response To Online Vaccine Bookings – All appointments for the Ministry of Health and Wellness pilot website for booking vaccinations have been filled. The pilot targeted persons 50 years and over, allowing them to make appointments via www.vaccine.gov.bb to receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25, at specific sites. The response was overwhelming, with most of the time slots filled within the first day of the pilot phase, which started on Wednesday, April 21, and was to run until Friday, April 23. The aim was to test the website for wider use going forward. Persons who will receive their first dose this weekend are urged to stick to the times of their appointments. This is to avoid overcrowding and long wait times.
  • April 21st, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases, 12 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 403 – test results for the previous day
    – 83 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 4 – new cases for yesterday – 0 male – 4 female
    – 12 – discharged yesterday
    – 149,826 – total test results
    – 3,797 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,949 – are male
    – 1,848 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,704 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 71,134- total vaccinated
    – 29,353 – total males vaccinated
    – 41,781 – total females vaccinated
  • April 20th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 9 New Cases, 11 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 494 – test results for the previous day
    – 87 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 9 – new cases for yesterday – 5 male – 4 female
    – 11 – discharged yesterday
    – 149,423 – total test results
    – 3,793 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,949 – are male
    – 1,844 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,692 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 70,884- total vaccinated
    – 29,244 – total males vaccinated
    – 41,640 – total females vaccinated
  • April 19th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 16 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 288 – test results for the previous day
    – 86 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 3 – new cases for yesterday – 2 male – 1 female
    – 16 – discharged yesterday
    – 148,929 – total test results
    – 3,784 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,944 – are male
    – 1,840 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,681 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 70,758- total vaccinated
    – 29,186 – total males vaccinated
    – 41,572 – total females vaccinated
  • April 18th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 8 New Cases, 9 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 365 – test results for the previous day
    – 84 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 8 – new cases for yesterday – 6 male – 2 female
    – 9 – discharged yesterday
    – 148,641 – total test results
    – 3,781 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,942 – are male
    – 1,839 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,665 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 69,490- total vaccinated
    – 28,671 – total males vaccinated
    – 40,819 – total females vaccinated
  • April 17th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 8 New Cases, 8 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 410 – test results for the previous day
    – 88 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 8 – new cases for yesterday – 4 male – 4 female
    – 8 – discharged yesterday
    – 148,276 – total test results
    – 3,773 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,936 – are male
    – 1,837 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,656 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 68,480- total vaccinated
    – 28,272 – total males vaccinated
    – 40,208 – total females vaccinated
  • April 16th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 12 New Cases, 10 Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 576 – test results for the previous day
    – 77 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 12 – new cases for yesterday – 4 male – 8 female
    – 10 – discharged yesterday
    – 147,866 – total test results
    – 3,765 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,932 – are male
    – 1,833 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,648 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 66,900- total vaccinated
    – 27,600 – total males vaccinated
    – 39,300 – total females vaccinated
  • April 15th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 9 New Cases, 4 Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 562 – test results for the previous day
    – 80 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 9 – new cases for yesterday – 3 male – 6 female
    – 4 – discharged yesterday
    – 147,290- total test results
    – 3,753 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,928 – are male
    – 1,825 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,638 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 66,069- total vaccinated
    – 27,239 – total males vaccinated
    – 38,830 – total females vaccinated
  • April 14th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases, 11 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 153 – test results for the previous day
    – 85 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 4 – new cases for yesterday – 2 male – 2 female
    – 11 – discharged yesterday
    – 146,728 – total test results
    – 3,744 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,925 – are male
    – 1,819 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,634 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 65,873 – total vaccinated
    – 27,137 – total males vaccinated
    – 38,736 – total females vaccinated
  • April 13th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 10 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 220 – test results for the previous day
    – 91 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 6 – new cases for yesterday – 6 male – 0 female
    – 10 – discharged yesterday
    – 146,575 – total test results
    – 3,740 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,923 – are male
    – 1,817 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,623 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 65,873 – total vaccinated
    – 27,137 – total males vaccinated
    – 38,736 – total females vaccinated
  • April 12th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases, 6 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 220 – test results for the previous day
    – 88 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 4 – new cases for yesterday – 2 male – 2  female
    – 6 – discharged yesterday
    – 146,355 – total test results
    – 3,734 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,917 – are male
    – 1,817 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,613 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 65,873 – total vaccinated
    – 27,137 – total males vaccinated
    – 38,736 – total females vaccinated
  • April 11th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 11 New Cases, 20 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 321 – test results for the previous day
    – 79 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 11 – new cases for yesterday – 0 male – 11  female
    – 20 – discharged yesterday
    – 146,135 – total test results
    – 3,730 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,915 – are male
    – 1,815 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,607 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 65,873 – total vaccinated
    – 27,137 – total males vaccinated
    – 38,736 – total females vaccinated
  • April 10th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 11 New Cases, 8 Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 587 – test results for the previous day
    – 100 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 11 – new cases for yesterday – 4 male – 7 female
    – 8 – discharged yesterday
    – 145,814 – total test results
    – 3,719 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,915 – are male
    – 1,804 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,587 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 65,867 – total vaccinated
    – 27,134 – total males vaccinated
    – 38,733 – total females vaccinated
  • April 10th, 2021: Gazette Apr 10, 2021. S.I. 2021 No. 30 – Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Curfew) (No. 8) Directive, 2021.
  • April 9th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 4 New Cases, 3 Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 619 – test results for the previous day
    – 100 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 4 – new cases for yesterday – 2 male – 2 female
    – 3 – discharged yesterday
    – 145,227 – total test results
    – 3,708 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,911 – are male
    – 1,797 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,587 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 64,645 – total vaccinated
    – 26,662 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,983 – total females vaccinated
  • April 9th, 2021: COVID-19 School Guidelines Available Online – Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Schools in Barbados – Administration Booklet – The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) has released the administration booklet on the guidelines for the safe operation of schools in Barbados. The METVT developed it in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, the teachers’ unions, the representative bodies for principals, private schools, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders. The booklet seeks to “promote the effective and safe operation of schools as every effort is made to ensure students, teachers, and other staff can conduct educational activities in safe and secure environments.” The 30-page booklet covers a wide range of topics, including general rules, the signs, and symptoms of COVID-19, precautionary measures that students and school staff should take. It also covers screening of persons, transportation to and from school, ventilation, mental health, and protocols for special needs and nursery schools. Guidelines for Safe Operation of Schools April 2021 – 9 MB.
  • April 9th, 2021: COVID-19 Positive Persons Asked To Wait For Vaccine – The Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that persons with a positive COVID-19 test will be eligible to receive a vaccine three to six months after being affected by the virus.
  • April 8th, 2021: Proposed Entry Protocols For Vaccinated Visitors – Prime Minister Mottley gave some idea of the proposed protocols that would be implemented. “I am in a position to announce today that we do have a second protocol for vaccinated persons, and a vaccinated person is defined as that person, who is a two-dose regime, has received both doses plus 14 days, or a one-dose regime, one dose plus 14 days. And as a result, they would now be permitted to come into Barbados with a different set of protocols from those persons who are unvaccinated.” “It still requires that even though you’re vaccinated, that you come to the island with a PCR test that is negative within the last 72 hours, and that upon arrival in the country on the morning after that you will do a PCR test, whether a rapid test or a classic PCR test and that you will have limited movement within the hotel or government facility you’re staying in,” the Prime Minister stated. The Prime Minister disclosed that a five-step process was used to determine the proposed entry protocols for visitors.
  • April 8th, 2021: Visitors’ Vaccination Credentials To Be Verified – Government will do whatever is necessary to verify the credentials of vaccinations received by visitors to the island.
  • April 8th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 7 New Cases, 11 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 453 – test results for the previous day
    – 95 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 7 – new cases for yesterday – 0 male – 7 female
    – 11 – discharged yesterday
    – 144,608 – total test results
    – 3,704 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,909 – are male
    – 1,795 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,576 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 9 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 63,747 – total vaccinated
    – 26,350 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,397 – total females vaccinated
  • April 8th, 2021: There will be no curfew on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. However, there will be an 11 pm to 5 am curfew from Thursday to Sunday, April 11th to 26th, 2021. – Mia Mottley – Prime Minister of Barbados.
  • April 8th, 2021: COVID-19 Downward Trend A Good Sign For BarbadosWeeks of a downward trend in COVID-19 figures is a positive sign, which the authorities want to see continue as more people get tested and make things better for Barbados.
  • April 8th, 2021: More Laboratory Facilities On The WayTwo laboratory facilities will be put in place to assist the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory with COVID-19 testing as Barbados prepares to welcome more visitors to its shores in the coming months. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced during a televised press conference at Ilaro Court this evening while reiterating Government’s intention to invest more to strengthen the public lab’s capacity to detect the presence of new COVID-19 variants.
  • April 7th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 8 Recoveries, 1 Death – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 558 – test results for the previous day
    – 96 – active cases in isolation
    – 1 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 6 – new cases for yesterday – 1 male – 5 female
    – 8 – discharged yesterday
    – 144,155 – total test results
    – 3,697 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,909 – are male
    – 1,788 – are female
    – 44 – deaths in total
    – 3,565 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 0 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 63,738 – total vaccinated
    – 26,344 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,394 – total females vaccinated
  • April 6th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 20 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 271 – test results for the previous day
    – 102 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 6 – new cases for yesterday – 3 male – 3 female
    – 20 – discharged yesterday
    – 143,597 – total test results
    – 3,691 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,908 – are male
    – 1,783 – are female
    – 43 – deaths in total
    – 3,557 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 0 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 63,738 – total vaccinated
    – 26,344 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,394 – total females vaccinated
  • April 5th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 3 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 354 – test results for the previous day
    – 109 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 6 – new cases for yesterday – 0 male – 6 female
    – 3 – discharged yesterday
    – 143,326 – total test results
    – 3,685 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,905 – are male
    – 1,780 – are female
    – 43 – deaths in total
    – 3,537 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 0 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 63,738 – total vaccinated
    – 26,344 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,394 – total females vaccinated
  • April 4th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 11 New Cases, 8 Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 433 – test results for the previous day
    – 103 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 11 – new cases for yesterday – 3 male – 8 female
    – 8 – discharged yesterday
    – 142,972 – total test results
    – 3,679 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,905 – are male
    – 1,774 – are female
    – 43 – deaths in total
    – 3,534 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 0 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 63,738 – total vaccinated
    – 26,344 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,394 – total females vaccinated
  • April 3rd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 3 New Cases, 20 Recovered, 1 Death – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 346 – test results for the previous day
    – 105 – active cases in isolation
    – 1 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 3 – new cases for yesterday – 0 male – 3 female
    – 20 – discharged yesterday
    – 142,539 – total test results
    – 3,668 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,902 – are male
    – 1,766 – are female
    – 43 – deaths in total
    – 3,526 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 3 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 63,738 – total vaccinated
    – 26,344 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,394 – total females vaccinated
  • April 2nd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 6 New Cases, 12 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 664 – test results for the previous day
    – 110 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 6 – new cases for yesterday – 4 male – 2 female
    – 12 – discharged yesterday
    – 142,193 – total test results
    – 3,665 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,902 – are male
    – 1,763 – are female
    – 42 – deaths in total
    – 3,518 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 7 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 63,735 – total vaccinated
    – 26,342 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,393 – total females vaccinated
  • April 1st, 2021: COVID-19 UPDATE: 7 new cases, 31 recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 655 – test results for the previous day
    – 112 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 7 – new cases for yesterday – 3 male – 4 female
    – 31 – discharged yesterday
    – 141,529 – total test results
    – 3,659 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,898 – are male
    – 1,761 – are female
    – 42 – deaths in total
    – 3,506 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 13 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 63,728 – total vaccinated
    – 26,337 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,391 – total females vaccinated

March 2021 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados

  • March 31st, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 10 New Cases, 18 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 369 – test results for the previous day
    – 134 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 10 – new cases for yesterday – 4 male – 6 female
    – 18 – discharged yesterday
    – 140,894 – total test results
    – 3,652 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,895 – are male
    – 1,757 – are female
    – 42 – deaths in total
    – 3,457 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 4 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 63,715 – total vaccinated
    – 26,332 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,383 – total females vaccinated
  • March 30th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 8 New Cases, 13 Recovered, 1 Death – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 490 – test results for the previous day
    – 152 – active cases in isolation
    – 1 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 8 – new cases for yesterday – 4 male – 4 female
    – 13 – discharged yesterday
    – 140,505 – total test results
    – 3,642 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,891 – are male
    – 1,751 – are female
    – 42 – deaths in total
    – 3,457 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 11 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 63,711 – total vaccinated
    – 26,330 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,381 – total females vaccinated
  • March 29th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: Five New Cases, 22 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 240 – test results for the previous day
    – 150 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 5 – new cases for yesterday – 3 male – 2 female
    – 22 – discharged yesterday
    – 140,015 – total test results
    – 3,634 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,887 – are male
    – 1,747 – are female
    – 41 – deaths in total
    – 3,444 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 0 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 63,689 – total vaccinated
    – 26,325 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,364 – total females vaccinated
  • March 28th, 2021: Restaurants Open During Partial ShutdownThe public is reminded that restaurants will open for business during the five-day partial shutdown, as Attorney General Dale Marshall announced during a video-recorded message to the nation yesterday. Therefore, restaurants will open today, Sunday, March 28; Good Friday, April 2; Easter Sunday, April 4; Easter Bank Holiday, Monday, April 5; and Sunday, April 11, from 7 am to 9 pm. The Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Curfew) (No. 7) Directive, 2021, at paragraph 4 (1) states: “No person, other than a person referred to in paragraph 3, shall leave his residence between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Sunday 28th March, Friday 2nd April, Sunday 4th April, Monday 5th April and Sunday 11th April 2021, except”: and continues at 4 (1) (b) “to transact business with a business or an establishment set out in paragraph 6 or 7.” Paragraph 7, which applies to restaurants, states: “Notwithstanding anything contained in this Directive, food service establishments shall be permitted to open from Monday to Sunday between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm and are permitted to serve any beverage, but alcoholic beverages may only be served with meals.”Restaurant owners and operators catering to dine-in patrons are also reminded that they must be at least six feet of separation between table set-ups within restaurants. In addition, fast food restaurants “shall be open only for drive-through and kerbside pick-up and off-site delivery of meals.”
  • March 28th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 20 New Cases, 14 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 358 – test results for the previous day
    – 160 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 20 – new cases for yesterday – 7 male – 13 female
    – 14 – discharged yesterday
    – 139,775 – total test results
    – 3,629 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,884 – are male
    – 1,745 – are female
    – 41 – deaths in total
    – 3,436 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 0 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 63,689 – total vaccinated
    – 26,325 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,364 – total females vaccinated
  • March 27th, 2021: AG Encourages Public To Follow ProtocolsFollow the COVID-19 protocols and stop engaging in practices that will allow the disease to spread. Attorney General Dale Marshall made this appeal in a pre-recorded statement today, as he updated the country on the Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Curfew) (No.7) Directive, 2021, which takes effect from March 28 to April 11, 2021. The Attorney General said there were concerns about the upcoming Easter weekend and explained a partial shutdown on Sunday, March 28; Good Friday, April 2; Sunday, April 4; the Easter Bank Holiday on Monday, April 5; and Sunday, April 11. “Now, let me warn you, we are going to be taking the business of enforcement very seriously over the Easter weekend. So, those planning on picnics on Easter Sunday and little mini limes on the beach on Easter Bank Holiday are not permitted, so enforcement will be strict. Beaches and parks are open only for swimming and exercise, not for picnics, not for gatherings, not for recreational activity. Therefore we will be out in great numbers with the enforcement team during those periods, and we really want to ask Barbadians to cooperate with us,” he urged. Mr. Marshall encouraged all to remember the frontline workers, those suffering from COVID-19, and individuals struggling at this time and keep them in their prayers.
  • March 27th, 2021: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (COVID-19) (CURFEW) (NO. 7) This Directive may be cited as the Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Curfew) (No. 7) Directive, 2021. A curfew is hereby imposed throughout Barbados from the 28th day of March 2021 to the 11th day of April 2021 between 9 pm. and 5 am. No person shall leave his residence between 9 pm. and 5 am as specified in paragraph 2, except – click heading above to read more. Please note: the following businesses, establishments, and organizations are not permitted to operate at any time:
    (a) bars;
    (b) cinemas;
    (c) gyms, dance studios, dojos, yoga studios, and like establishments;
    (d) night clubs and discotheques; and
    (e) pleasure craft operations and private boat charters.
  • March 27th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: Six New Cases, Three Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 450 – test results for the previous day
    – 155 – active cases in isolation
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 6 – new cases for yesterday – 1 male – 5 female
    – 3 – discharged yesterday
    – 139,417 – total test results
    – 3,609 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,877 – are male
    – 1,732 – are female
    – 41 – deaths in total
    – 3,422 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 877 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 63,689 – total vaccinated
    – 26,325 – total males vaccinated
    – 37,364 – total females vaccinated
  • March 24th, 2021: Workplace Tips To Stop Spread Of COVID-19 – The Health Promotion Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness has issued some guidelines/tips for managers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. The Unit advises that employees who feel sick should stay away from the workplace. Managers are asked to facilitate temperature checks and hand sanitizing for all persons entering the workplace and ensure that staff can operate at least six feet away from each other. They are also encouraged to:– Hold meetings by video or teleconference when possible;
    – Defer large face-to-face meetings;
    – Hold essential face-to-face meetings in the open air, if possible;
    – Promote good hand hygiene in the workplace;
    – Promote wearing of face masks in the workplace;
    – Promote eating lunch at individual desks or outside, rather than in the lunchroom;
    – Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces regularly and;
    – Consider opening windows for better ventilation, if possible.
  • March 24th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 8 New Cases, 11 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 441 – test results for the previous day
    – 149 – active cases
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 8 – new cases for yesterday – 2 male – 6 female
    – 11 – discharged yesterday
    – 137,567 – total test results
    – 3,582 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,864 – are male
    – 1,718 – are female
    – 40 – deaths in total
    – 3,401 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 945 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 62,765 – total vaccinated
    – 26,065 – total males vaccinated
    – 36,700 – total females vaccinated
  • March 23rd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 15 New Cases, 32 Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 401 – test results for the previous day
    – 160 – active cases
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 15 – new cases for yesterday – 7 male – 8 female
    – 32 – discharged yesterday
    – 137,126 – total test results
    – 3,574 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,862 – are male
    – 1,712 – are female
    – 40 – deaths in total
    – 3,390 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 9 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 61,781 – total vaccinated
    – 25,751 – total males vaccinated
    – 36,030 – total females vaccinated
  • March 22nd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 8 New Cases, 28 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 261 – test results for the previous day
    – 161 – active cases
    – 1 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 8 – new cases for yesterday – 3 male – 5 female
    – 28 – discharged yesterday
    – 136,724- total test results
    – 3,559 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,855 – are male
    – 1,704 – are female
    – 40 – deaths in total
    – 3,358 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 624 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 61,752 – total vaccinated
    – 25,746 – total males vaccinated
    – 36,006 – total females vaccinated
  • March 21st, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 18 New Cases, 28 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 422 – test results for the previous day
    – 182 – active cases
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 18 – new cases for yesterday – 8 male – 10 female
    – 28 – discharged yesterday
    – 136,463- total test results
    – 3,551 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,852 – are male
    – 1,699 – are female
    – 39 – deaths in total
    – 3,330 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 902 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 61,108 – total vaccinated
    – 25,465 – total males vaccinated
    – 35,643 – total females vaccinated
  • March 20th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 60,206 Vaccinated, 21 New Cases, 20 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 540 – test results for the previous day
    – 192 – active cases
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 21 – new cases for yesterday – 10 male – 11 female
    – 20 – discharged yesterday
    – 136,041- total test results
    – 3,533 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,844 – are male
    – 1,689 – are female
    – 39 – deaths in total
    – 3,302 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 2,001 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 60,206 – total vaccinated
    – 25,104 – total males vaccinated
    – 35,102 – total females vaccinated
  • March 20th, 2021: UNICEF Study Presents Case For Classroom Return – A strong argument has been presented to the resumption of face-to-face classes in Barbados. This development comes as stakeholders in the education sector continue to discuss the best approach for reopening schools, especially related to mitigating the public health risks to students and school staff. There was a consensus among the participants that face-to-face classes were more conducive to learning than the virtual setting. Additionally, they also expressed the view that they felt safe returning to the physical classroom, noting that they were generally satisfied with the safety protocols in place.
  • March 19th, 2021: Follow Protocols On Reopening Of Schools – Students are strongly advised when schools reopen to follow the protocols issued by health authorities and the Ministry of Education. The doctors also provided useful tips to the students on what they should do when school reopens. Those tips included the correct way to wear a mask, walking with two to three masks and a bag to place them in when finished, as well as a demonstration on the proper removal and disposal of a mask. Students were also told only to wear a mask for four hours at a time.
  • March 19th, 2021: Doctor Explains Why Students Haven’t Been Vaccinated the COVID-19 vaccine is not being administered to the local student population under the age of 18 because no trials have been conducted on younger people and of the possible side effects to their health. “There are many concerns whenever a vaccine is developed, and we are all aware that we have really developed this vaccine quite quickly, not as quickly and without precedent, as many people make you think…. We develop a new flu shot every year. Based on a certain kind of technology, there is like a base waiting to be customized, and that’s what happened with the AstraZeneca and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines; they are using the conventional model. What is new is that the other types of vaccines that use a messenger RNA, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, use slightly different technology, and that certainly was developed out of necessity,” he said.
  • March 19th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 20 New Positives, 25 Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 480 – test results for the previous day
    – 184* – active cases – the number of active cases for March 17 is now recorded as 189. This total is a result of an audit of the discharges for March.
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 20 – new cases for yesterday – 7 male – 13 female
    – 25 – discharged yesterday
    – 135,501- total test results
    – 3,512 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,834 – are male
    – 1,678 – are female
    – 39 – deaths in total
    – 3,282* – recovered and discharged in total
    – 2,189 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 58,214 – total vaccinated
    – 24,297 – total males vaccinated
    – 33,917 – total females vaccinated
  • March 19th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 21 New Cases, 23 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 573 – test results for the previous day
    – 189* – active cases – the number of active cases for March 17 is now recorded as 189. This total is a result of an audit of the discharges for March.
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 21 – new cases for yesterday – 4 male – 17 female
    – 23 – discharged yesterday
    – 135,021- total test results
    – 3,492 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,827 – are male
    – 1,665 – are female
    – 39 – deaths in total
    – 3,264* – recovered and discharged in total
    – 2,021 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 56,018 – total vaccinated
    – 23,413 – total males vaccinated
    – 32,605 – total females vaccinated
  • March 18th, 2021: Restaurants To Open This Sunday, March 21 the Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Curfew) (No. 6) Directive, at No. 6 states: “On Sunday the 21st day of March 2021, only the following nonessential services shall be permitted to open in the manner specified,” and at 6(f) it continues: “hotels, villas, and other rental accommodation, for the entire day, including restaurants.”The Directive also states that restaurants are permitted to open “for regular service from Monday to Sunday, between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm and may only serve alcoholic beverages with meals”.However, restaurant owners must ensure that there are six feet of separation between tables and set-ups. Fast food restaurants shall open only for drive-through, curbside pickup, and off-site delivery of meals.
  • March 18th, 2021: No Shortage Of Second Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine – Barbadians have been assured that there are enough second doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine available to inoculate everyone who already received their first dose. The rollout for administering the second dose of the vaccine is expected to start from April 17, 2021. Based on scientific information, the second dose is best given 10 to 12 weeks after achieving greater efficacy.
  • March 17th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 16 New Cases, 39 Recoveries, 1 Death – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 418 – test results for the previous day
    – 147 – active cases
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 13 – new cases for yesterday – 4 male – 9 female
    – 31 – discharged yesterday
    – 134,448- total test results
    – 3,471 – total cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,823 – are male
    – 1,648 – are female
    – 39 – deaths in total
    – 3,285 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 1,493 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 54,631 – total vaccinated
    – 22,870 – total males vaccinated
    – 31,761 – total females vaccinated
  • March 16th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 16 New Cases, 39 Recoveries, 1 Death – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 358 – test results for the previous day
    – 165 – active cases
    – 1 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 16 – new cases for yesterday – 11 Male – 5 Female
    – 39 – discharged yesterday
    – 134,030- Total Test Results
    – 3,458 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,819 – are male
    – 1,639 – are female
    – 39 – deaths in total
    – 3,254 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 815 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 53,129 – total vaccinated
    – 22,268 – total males vaccinated
    – 30,861 – total females vaccinated
  • March 15th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 21 New Cases, 41 Recovered, 1 Death – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 237 – test results for the previous day
    – 189 – active cases
    – 1 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 21 – new cases for yesterday – 11 Male – 10 Female
    – 41 – discharged yesterday
    – 133,672- Total Test Results
    – 3,442 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,808 – are male
    – 1,634 – are female
    – 38 – deaths in total
    – 3,215 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 593 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 52,290 – total vaccinated
    – 21,929 – total males vaccinated
    – 30,361 – total females vaccinated
  • March 14th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 17 New Cases, 27 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 374 – test results for the previous day
    – 210 – active cases
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 17 – new cases for yesterday – 8 Male – 9 Female
    – 27 – discharged yesterday
    – 133,435- Total Test Results
    – 3,421 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,797 – are male
    – 1,624 – are female
    – 37 – deaths in total
    – 3,174 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 558 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 51,595 – total vaccinated
    – 21,685 – total males vaccinated
    – 29,910 – total females vaccinated
  • March 14th, 2021: Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Curfew) (No.6) Directive, 2021. These directives cover the period from March 15 – 27th. – A curfew is hereby imposed throughout Barbados from the 15th day of March 2021 to the 27th day of March 2021 between 9 pm – and 6 am. No person shall leave his residence between 9 pm and 6 am as specified in paragraph 2, except…click the link to view and download the Emergency Management (COVID-19) Curfew.
  • March 13th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 13 New Cases, 41 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 457 – test results for the previous day
    – 220 – active cases
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 13 – new cases for yesterday – 7 Male – 6 Female
    – 41 – discharged yesterday
    – 133,061- Total Test Results
    – 3,404 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,789 – are male
    – 1,615 – are female
    – 37 – deaths in total
    – 3,147 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 221 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 50,980 – total vaccinated
    – 21,448 – total males vaccinated
    – 29,532 – total females vaccinated
  • March 12th, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Benefits Outweigh The RisksNo deaths are linked to COVID-19 vaccines. This assertion has come from Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries, Dr. Yitades Gebre, who said that the WHO is carefully assessing a report out of Europe that persons developed blood clots after being administered the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
  • March 12th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 19 New Cases, 46 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 496 – test results for the previous day
    – 248 – active cases
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 19 – new cases for yesterday – 10 Male – 9 Female
    – 46 – discharged yesterday
    – 132,604- Total Test Results
    – 3,391 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,782 – are male
    – 1,609 – are female
    – 37 – deaths in total
    – 3,106 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 345 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 50,703 – total vaccinated
    – 21,323 – total males vaccinated
    – 29,380 – total females vaccinated
  • March 11th, 2021: Residents In Three Communities To Receive Vaccinations – Residents in a community, which recorded several COVID-19 cases, have already received their vaccinations, and those in three other communities will get theirs soon. Ms. Mottley said the first tranche of 33,600 COVAX vaccines would arrive on the island within the next few weeks, hopefully before the end of April. She added that Barbados received 5,000 vaccines today from Guyana so that officials could continue the national program. 50, 621 Barbadians have been vaccinated as part of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, as of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
  • March 11th, 2021: Prime Minister Urges Compliance As Sectors Reopen – As Barbados prepares to reopen commercial and retail sectors from Monday, March 15, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is calling on residents and companies to ensure that they comply with all COVID-19 protocols. During an address to the nation this evening, the Prime Minister appealed to everyone to follow the protocols in place for their protection against COVID-19 and urged companies to ensure that they had effective monitoring systems and compliance officers within their operations. “I appeal to persons to please, please, please, follow the protocols. I am also appealing to companies and the sectors, especially companies that have more than 25 persons on staff that they need to put in place compliance officers, because you really need somebody who comes to work every day, just to walk around and to make sure that people are complying,” she said.
  • March 11th, 2021: Further Discussion Needed On Reopening Of Schools – Come Monday, March 15, daycare facilities and day nurseries will reopen their doors, but further discussion is still needed for the reopening of schools.
  • March 11th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 19 new cases, 58 recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 746 – test results for the previous day
    – 275 – active cases
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 19 – new cases for yesterday – 7 Male – 12 Female
    – 58 – discharged yesterday
    – 132,108- Total Test Results
    – 3,372 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,772 – are male
    – 1,600 – are female
    – 37 – deaths in total
    – 3,060 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 380 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 50,263 – total vaccinated
    – 21,127 – total males vaccinated
    – 29,136 – total females vaccinated
  • March 10th, 2021: COVID-19 UPDATE: 20 new cases, 87 recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 402 – test results for the previous day
    – 314 – active cases
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 20 – new cases for yesterday – 15 Male – 15 Female
    – 87 – discharged yesterday
    – 131,362- Total Test Results
    – 3,353 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,765 – are male
    – 1,588 – are female
    – 37 – deaths in total
    – 3,002 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 150 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 49,757 – total vaccinated
    – 20,916 – total males vaccinated
    – 28,814- total females vaccinated
  • March 9th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 30 New Cases, 68 Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 591 – test results for the previous day
    – 381 – active cases
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 30 – new cases for yesterday – 15 Male – 15 Female
    – 68 – discharged yesterday
    – 130,960 – Total Test Results
    – 3,333 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,757 – are male
    – 1,576 – are female
    – 37 – deaths in total
    – 2,915 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 50 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 49,393 – total vaccinated
    – 20,761 – total males vaccinated
    – 28,632- total females vaccinated
  • March 8th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 18 new positive cases, 32 recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 305 – test results for the previous day
    – 419 – active cases
    – 0 – deaths yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 18 – new cases for yesterday – 7 Male – 11 Female
    – 32 – discharged yesterday
    – 130,369 – Total Test Results
    – 3,303 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,742 – are male
    – 1,561 – are female
    – 37 – deaths in total
    – 2,847 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 411 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 49,317 – total vaccinated
    – 20,729 – total males vaccinated
    – 28,588- total females vaccinated
  • March 7th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 21 New Cases, 61 Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 475 – test results for the previous day
    – 433 – active cases
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 21 – new cases for yesterday – 11 Male – 10 Female
    – 61- discharged yesterday
    – 130,064 – Total Test Results
    – 3,285 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,735 – are male
    – 1,550 – are female
    – 37 – deaths in total
    – 2,815 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 393 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 48,886 – total vaccinated
    – 20,549 – total Males Vaccinated
    – 28,337- total Females Vaccinated
  • March 6th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 47 New Cases, 64 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 710 – test results for the previous day
    – 473 – active cases
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 47 – new cases for yesterday – 23 Male – 24 Female
    – 64- discharged yesterday
    – 129,589 – Total Test Results
    – 3,264 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,724 – are male
    – 1,540 – are female
    – 37 – deaths in total
    – 2,754 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 1,940 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 48,480- total vaccinated
    – 20,425 – total Males Vaccinated
    – 28,055- total Females Vaccinated
  • March 5th, 2021: COVID-19 Contact Information At A GlanceCURFEW PASSESAGRICULTUREFarmers who need to operate during the curfew period, from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., must apply for the Emergency Pass by visiting www.gov.bb, downloading and completing the form, and emailing emergency.pass@barbados.gov.bb. Farmers registered with the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) and who need to operate during the curfew period should apply for the Emergency Pass through the BAS. They can email bdosagriculturalsociety@caribsurf.com for further information. Complete the form and submit it to emergency.pass@barbados.gov.bb. Learn more about passes for farmers.GENERALApply at www.gov.bb and submit applications to emergency.pass@barbados.gov.bb.CAREGIVERSApply at www.gov.bb and submit applications to caregiver@barbados.gov.bbLearn more about the caregiver passes.
  • SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE Small and micro-business owners may apply online for the government’s financial assistance during the “national pause” in the Ministry of Energy, Small Business, and Entrepreneurship. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has created an online form, which may be accessed by clicking https://barbados.seamlessdocs.com/f/smallbusinesssupport.
  • CARE PACKAGES Persons from vulnerable households may call +1 (246) 536-2273 or 536-CARE – Learn more about care packages.B. DEDICATED PROGRAMMESCOVID-19 MONITORING UNIT: +1 (246) 536- 3865 or covid19.monitoringunit@barbados.gov.bb.ONLINE EDUCATION – G-suite information (online classrooms) – call the Ministry’s help desk at +1 (246) 535-0798.
  • BARBADOS REVENUE AUTHORITY: +1 (246) 535-3829 or bramail@bra.gov.bb
  • PHONE NUMBERS/WEBSITES

    GENERAL

    COVID-19 HOTLINE: +1 (246) 536-4500 or covid19hotline@barbados.gov.bbII AGENCIESNATIONAL INSURANCE SCHEME (NIS): +1 (246) 467-4647, 431-7400 EXT. 2301 – email: customer.service@bginis.gov.bb or visit the National Insurance Scheme’s COVID-19 information web pageRead more on how the NIS ensures the timely processing of claims here.BARBADOS REVENUE AUTHORITY (BRA): https://bra.gov.bb/Pay/ – Read more about BRA’s online platform.BARBADOS PORT INC.: https://barbadosport.com/*Please note, contact information may be subject to change (information as of March 8th, 2021).

 

  • March 5th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 31 New Cases, 39 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 588 – test results for the previous day
    – 490 – active cases
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 31 – new cases for yesterday – 23 Male – 24 Female
    – 39- discharged yesterday
    – 128,879 – Total Test Results
    – 3,217 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,701 – are male
    – 1,516 – are female
    – 37 – deaths in total
    – 2,690 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 1,456 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 46,442 – total vaccinated
    – 19,593 – total Males Vaccinated
    – 26,849 – total Females Vaccinated
  • March 5th, 2021: Statement On Second Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine – The Ministry of Health and Wellness is informing all Barbadians and permanent residents who received their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine that the second dose or booster will be due in 10 to 12 weeks (from the date of the first injection). This is based on new, scientific information from AstraZeneca indicating the vaccine’s efficacy is significantly increased if there is a longer period between the first and second dose. Therefore, the Ministry of Health and Wellness will be implementing the booster dose from April 26th, 2021.
  • March 4th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 23 New Cases, 45 Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 720 – test results for the previous day
    – 498 – active cases
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 23 – new cases for yesterday – 7 Male – 16 Female
    – 45- discharged yesterday
    – 128,291 – Total Test Results
    – 3,186 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,682 – are male
    – 1,504 – are female
    – 37 – deaths in total
    – 2,443 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 1,609 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 44,859 – total vaccinated
    – 18,939 – total Males Vaccinated
    – 25,920 – total Females Vaccinated
  • March 3rd, 2021: NIS Chairman Provides Unemployment Claims Update – The National Insurance Office has received over 50,000 unemployment claims since March 2020. “We at the National Insurance have paid in unemployment benefits to date, over BDS$155 million in claims. We have had approximately 50,000 unemployment claims. Of course, the individual unemployment claims are about 38,000 persons, of which about regrettably 4,000 of those did not qualify, so that there were about 34,000 persons who have benefited from the Unemployment Fund,” the Chairman stated.
  • March 3rd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 23 New Cases, 54 Recovered, 1 Death – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 742- test results for the previous day
    – 520 – active cases
    – 1 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 23 – new cases for yesterday – 8 Male – 15 Female
    – 54- discharged yesterday
    – 127,571 – Total Test Results
    – 3,163 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,675 – are male
    – 1,488 – are female
    – 37 – deaths in total
    – 2,606 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 2,097 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 43,235 – total vaccinated
    – 18,316 – total Males Vaccinated
    – 24,919 – total Females Vaccinated
  • March 3rd, 2021: No Restricted Working Hours For Medical Practitioners – The Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised all medical and dental practitioners and veterinarians that on guidance from the Attorney General, they are exempted from the restriction on working hours as outlined in the Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Curfew) (No. 5) Directive, 2021. The Directive states that they can only work Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. However, these professionals are informed that as essential workers, they are entitled to work at any time as needed during the curfew.
  • March 2nd, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 25 New Cases, 109 Recovered – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 715- test results for the previous day
    – 552 – active cases
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 25 – new cases for yesterday – 11 Male – 14 Female
    – 109 – discharged yesterday
    – 126,829 – Total Test Results
    – 3,140 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,667 – are male
    – 1,473 – are female
    – 36 – deaths in total
    – 2,552 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 2,455 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 41,125 – total vaccinated
    – 17,422 – total Males Vaccinated
    – 23,703 – total Females Vaccinated
  • March 2nd, 2021: No Country Safe Unless All Are Protected From COVID-19 – Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has again underscored the need for all countries to access COVID-19 vaccines to protect their citizens. While addressing the virtual opening of the GCF (Green Climate Fund) Transformational Climate Financing for the Caribbean Region event on Monday, Ms. Mottley said no country is safe unless every country is protected.
  • March 2nd, 2021: Ministry Going Into High-Risk Communities – Health authorities have identified 11 COVID-19 hot spots in communities across Barbados. This disclosure came from Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Kenneth George, during a press briefing and update last evening on the Ministry’s contact tracing strategies to curb the viral illness spreads.
  • March 2nd, 2021: Family Members Urged To Keep Infection Out Of Homes – Families are urged to create an “entry ritual” requiring all those entering their homes to sanitize their hands and keep infection out of homes. This call is coming from Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Leslie Rollock, who indicated that it was no surprise that the bulk of COVID-19 infections in Barbados were occurring in “families and communities where there is close mixing.”
  • March 1st, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 47 New Cases, 36 Recoveries, 3 Deaths – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 421 – test results for the previous day
    – 636 – active cases
    – 3 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 36 – discharged yesterday
    – 47 – new cases for yesterday – 23 Male – 23 Female
    – 74 – discharged
    – 1,730 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 126,114 – Total Test Results
    – 3,115 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,656 – are male
    – 1,459 – are female
    – 36 – deaths in total
    – 2,443 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 38,615 – total vaccinated
    – 16,447 – total Males Vaccinated
    – 22,168 – total Females Vaccinated

February 2021 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados

  • February 28th, 2021: Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Curfew) (No. 5) Directive, 2021 – Click the link to download the most recent directives, Emergency Management (Covid-19) (Curfew) (No. 5) Directive, 2021. These directives cover the period from March 1 – 14th, 2021.
  • February 26th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 44 New Cases, 74 Discharged – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 795 – test results for the previous day
    – 661 – active cases
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 99 – discharged yesterday
    – 44 – new cases for yesterday – 17 Male – 27 Female
    – 74 – discharged
    – 4,326 – vaccinated yesterday
    – 125,187 – Total Test Results
    – 3,038 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,621 – are male
    – 1,417 – are female
    – 33 – deaths in total
    – 2,344 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 33,633 – total vaccinated
    – 14,482 – total Males Vaccinated
    – 19,151 – total Females Vaccinated
  • February 26th, 2021: Caution Urged Amidst Positivity Rate Trending Downward – A decreasing positivity rate since the middle of this month is a good sign, but health authorities want to remain cautious in the face COVID-19 pandemic. A gradual rising positivity rate began from the beginning of the year, and it peaked around February 14 and 15th. Since then, there’s been a decreasing positivity rate, which is a good sign. And that’s a trend that we want to keep up. Dr. Best noted that there were other indices to pay attention to, such as the total number of cases. “We do look at what we call the rolling average, [the] seven-day rolling average. And that gives us a sense as to what is happening; where this epidemic is going. And when we do that, we also see that the overall trends are speaking to the epidemic easing up,” he explained. However, he cautioned against complacency and reminded them they still needed to continue to adhere to the measures; pay attention to hand hygiene; wear face masks at all times, and remember physical distancing. “So, all of those will contribute to a declining infection rate of COVID-19 in Barbados, but we all as individuals have a role to play to beat this COVID-19 epidemic,” he said.
  • February 26th, 2021: Update On Sporting Activity And Support To Some Businesses – With the phased reopening of the island set to begin on March 1, persons will have to wait a bit to engage in some activities, such as sports. According to Attorney General Dale Marshall, all sporting activities will remain prohibited under the new COVID-19 Directive, which will come into effect on Monday. In her address to the nation on Thursday night, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley had stated that outdoor contact sports would not be permitted. However, the Attorney General said Prime Minister Mottley had since “felt it best to go with a total prohibition of sporting activity in the coming days.” “Last night, when the Prime Minister spoke [she] did refer to contact sports and [that it] would not be allowed. Let me clarify that as we prepare our directive, we reflect, consider, and reconsider every step of the way. Therefore, concerning sports, the Prime Minister had further consultations this morning. While we do understand some sports are not “contact sports” at all, [for example] golf, taking all things into account, the decision has been taken that at this point we will permit no sporting activity,” the Attorney General explained. Mr. Marshall also disclosed that Government would continue to provide financial support to those small and micro businesses, which would have to remain closed given the nature of their operations and the current public health situation.
  • February 26th, 2021: COVID-19 Monitoring Unit To Be Out In Full Force – Attorney General Dale Marshall warns business owners to keep their establishments closed this weekend as the COVID-19 Monitoring Unit will be “out in full force” and will shut them down. Speaking during a COVID-19 press conference this evening, he reiterated that the current directive ends on Sunday, February 28. The measures announced by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley would take effect from Monday, March 1, and be in place until Sunday, March 14. Shops, supermarkets, and all those things will not be allowed to open over the weekend. This is the continuation of the directive that we are operating from – Directive No. 4. He also informed that there was no National Stay at Home Weekend, as was last week. He reminded the public that Directive No. 4 states that unless persons are leaving home for the purposes outlined, such as going to the gas station, going to the beach in the morning, or purchasing bread, they must stay at home. He said that come Monday, March 1, appliance stores for the sale, delivery, and installation of appliances, automotive stores workshops, vehicle repair servicing, the sale of spare parts of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles would resume operations between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.Additionally, construction projects, hardware stores, companies providing architectural, engineering, and quantity surveying services will resume operations. Also cleared to resume operations are courier services, landscapers, gardeners, maids and nannies and other household staff, and professional service entities, such as lawyers, accountants, actuaries. Regarding gas stations, the Attorney General said they would operate on a hybrid arrangement. From Monday to Saturday, gas stations will resume full servicTheyhey will only open for motor vehicle products, gasoline, diesel, bottled gas, top-ups, and pharmaceutic on Sundays. The Attorney General added that public and fish markets would reopen; fishing will be permitted, and restaurants would reopen for curbside pick-up, drive-through, and offsite delivery of meals. Mr. Marshall reiterated that bars would remain closed while village shops, minimarts, and rum shops would be opened. However, rum shop patrons would not be allowed to sit and play dominoes or cards or consume items but must collect their items and go. He said tradespeople would work as needed, and computer and electronics stores would reopen from Monday. Supermarkets will open from Monday to Saturday, and bread depots and bakeries will continue operations as outlined in the current directive. Mr. Marshall said there would be no vending on the shoulders of the ABC Highway except for coconut vendors, while off-road vending of vegetables in communities would continue. He reminded that over the next two weeks, the COVID-19 Unit, with enhanced numbers, would be monitoring how people behave and respected the protocols as this hinged on the next steps in the country’s fight against COVID-19.
  • February 26th, 2021: Business Owners Liable For Customers Following Protocols – Business owners are responsible for their customers following the COVID-19 protocols while on the inside and outside of their premises. “People who are operating bread vans have a legal obligation to make sure that their customers line up and follow the COVID protocols. Sometimes because we are not operating in a building with four walls and so on, it doesn’t mean that you are relieved of that obligation, so bread vans, just like bread depots, will be allowed to operate. Still, if the individuals are not following the protocols, we will shut them down regrettably in the same way as we’ve shut down businesses,” Mr. Marshall explained.
  • February 26th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 45 New Cases, 99 Recoveries, 1 Death – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 922 – test results for the previous day
    – 691 – active cases
    – 99 – discharged yesterday
    – 1 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 45 – new cases for yesterday – 24 Male – 21 Female
    – 6% – Positivity Rate for yesterday
    – 3,692 – Vaccinated yesterday
    – 124,392 – Total Test Results
    – 2,994 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,604 – are male
    – 1,390 – are female
    – 33 – deaths in total
    – 2,270 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 29,283 – total Vaccinated
    – 12,687 – total Males Vaccinated
    – 16,596 – total Females Vaccinated
  • February 26th, 2021: Drug Service Survey On Vaccine Side Effects – The Barbados Drug Service (BDS) requests persons who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to report any suspected side effects by participating in a survey.
  • February 26th, 2021: Phased Reopening From Monday, March 1 -There will be a phased reopening of Barbados from Monday, March 1. In an address to the nation on Thursday night, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said the gradual reopening was the method Government had been advised to take. “We are reopening slowly because we want to manage the situation…. Even with this reopening, we must act responsibly; … continue the protocols of mask-wearing, …washing hands with soap and water or using the hand sanitizer; continue to keep distance where you can,” Ms. Mottley told citizens. The Prime Minister outlined those businesses reopening from March 1 as: click to read more.
  • February 25th, 2021: Prime Minister: Youth Are Not Immune To COVID-19 – Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has once again warned young Barbadians that they are not immune or impervious to COVID-19, as one of their peers is currently hooked up to a ventilator at one of the isolation facilities. Speaking during an update on the COVID-19 situation tonight, Ms. Mottley reminded young people that they were far from invincible when it came to the coronavirus. “We have a young person who has been intubated (on a ventilator). And I want to say this because too many feel that they are immune from being able to catch COVID, and far from that, they are very much vulnerable and very much needed to participate in the effort to heed all the protocols.” “So, when your mother or your grandmother, your father, your uncle, your aunt ask you to be considerate and ask you to stay in; ask you to wear the mask; ask you to do certain things, I beg you to cooperate because you’re not only helping them, you may well be helping yourself,” she urged.
  • February 25th, 2021: Demand Growing For COVID-19 Vaccine In Barbados – Just over 29,000 persons across Barbados have received the COVID-19 vaccine to date, about 14 percent of the island’s population. And Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has commended the increasing number of persons who wish to receive the vaccine, noting that such interest was critical to the full reopening of the country’s economy. At the same time, Ms. Mottley said there were “some irons in the fire” to secure vaccines for Barbados. And, she indicated, once they arrived as scheduled, all persons “wanting” to be vaccinated would be allowed to do so before the beginning of May.
  • February 25th, 2021: Fund To Be Set Up To Purchase Vaccines – A National Vaccine Fund will be launched “very shortly” to secure the next batch of COVID-19 vaccines, says Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. While the first 100,000 doses were a gift from the Government of India, Ms. Mottley said the next shipment would come at a cost, though she did not go into details. She pointed out that because the first set of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines was free, it would have been unethical to charge persons to be vaccinated. However, she noted that Government would be appealing to people at the individual and corporate levels to help ease the “stress” that it was under by contributing to the fund when it is established.
  • February 25th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 42 New Positives, 79 Recoveries – Since March 2020, the totals are:
    – 829 – test results for the previous day
    – 746 – active cases
    – 79 – discharged yesterday
    – 0 – death yesterday related to COVID-19
    – 42 – new cases for yesterday – 18 Male – 24 Female
    – 3,501 – Vaccinated yesterday
    – 123,470 – Total Test Results
    – 2,949 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,580 – are male
    – 1,369 – are female
    – 32 – deaths in total
    – 2,171 – recovered and discharged in total
    – 25,578 – total Vaccinated
    – 11,155 – total Males Vaccinated
    – 14,423 – total Females Vaccinated
  • February 21st, 2021: Barbados rolls out its drive-thru vaccination center without hitches – Another first for Barbados with its vaccinations at the Globe Drive-in location being done like a drive-thru system.
  • February 21st, 2021: Dodds Prison Back To Full Capacity – There are no active cases of COVID-19 at Her Majesty Prisons Dodds, St. Philip, as of yesterday, Friday, February 19. The prison is back to full operational capacity and being handled completely in-house, with available human resources.
  • February 20th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 30 New Cases, 51 Recoveries, 1 Death – Since March 2020, this brings the totals for the period February 16th, 2021:
    – 770 active cases
    – 120,055 – Total Test Results
    – 2,715 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,472 are male
    – 1,243 are female
    – 31 deaths
    – 1,914 recovered and discharged
    – 14,411 – Total Vaccinated
    – 6,390 – Total Males Vaccinated
    – 8,021 – Total Females Vaccinated
  • February 19th, 2021: Wait Your Turn For COVID-19 Vaccination – “Wait for a call telling you it’s your turn and giving you an appointment.” That is the appeal being made by the National Vaccination Committee, which will continue its vaccination program this weekend, February 20 and 21, during the national shutdown. Vaccinations will be made available only to people who have been given appointments. No walk-ins will be accommodated. The Committee has taken this position because of the number of people overwhelming polyclinics and vaccination centers and creating long lines over the 5 days. As a result, people with NCDs and senior citizens have had to wait in line for hours because of the large number of walk-ins turning up at polyclinics across the island.
  • February 19th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 30 New Cases, 51 Recoveries, 1 Death – Since March 2020, this brings the totals for the period February 16th, 2021:
    – 702 active cases
    – 119,338 – Total Test Results
    – 2,677 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,449 are male
    – 1,228 are female
    – 30 deaths
    – 1,858 recovered and discharged
    – 11,494 – Total Vaccinated
    – 5,210 – Total Males Vaccinated
    – 6,284 – Total Females Vaccinated
  • February 18th, 2021: Stay Home Unless Doing Legitimate Business – A new COVID-19 directive issued by Government will now require residents across Barbados to remain at home both day and night unless they have legitimate reasons to be on the roads. In addition, the Government has instituted a “stay at the home weekend,” which will also result in further restrictions, including the closure of gas stations and bread depots across the country on Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21. The new directive took effect from midnight on Wednesday, February 17, and runs until midnight on February 28.
  • February 18th, 2021: Zero-Tolerance For Persons Breaching Current Directive – The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has already brought some 20 cases involving persons breaking curfew before the courts. According to Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith, that is 20 too many. He expressed this view while speaking during this morning’s COVID-19 update at Ilaro Court. Noting that most Barbadians were adhering to the law, he admonished those who still flouted the directive. “We’re seeing persons still attempting to open shops and other businesses… not wearing their mask appropriately. …We’re also seeing instances of people crowding at the beaches,” he pointed out. He added that going forward, “we’ll have a zero-tolerance policy in terms of persons breaching the directives…I think we have warned sufficient people”.
  • February 18th, 2021: Progress In Vaccination Programme & Lab Backlog – Businesses deemed an essential service must provide their employees with an emergency pass issued by the government and not a letter from the employer. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Dale Marshall gave this reminder today to address the COVID-19 Press Conference. He spoke about the upcoming stay-at-home weekend and updated Directive No. 4, which is now in effect until midnight 28. Mr. Marshall told the media: “It has come to our attention that many employers have been issuing to their employees’ letters saying that they are working this place and it is an essential service and therefore, treat this as a pass….”For those of you who have been using letters, the police will not be accommodating that. Please go to www.gov.bb and apply for your passes…. For those of you who have letters, …that will not be accepted, and not just on the weekend, not generally,” he stressed.
  • February 18th, 2021: Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) For Persons With Moderate To Severe Symptoms – “We are discouraging persons with mild symptoms from coming to the Emergency Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). That department is really for those with moderate to severe complaints, [that is] those who are so short of breath; their sentences are not complete. If you are having chest pains and you are not breathing properly, and your relatives don’t like how you look, we stand ready to offer care and assistance for the moderate to a severe complaint,” she emphasized. Dr. Williams disclosed that the QEH diagnosed at least 10 people in the last week with COVID-19. However, she stated that she was not advising persons to stay home if they were not feeling well but urged them to call either the COVID hotline at 536-4500 or the QEH’s help desk at 536-4800, so they could be guided accordingly by healthcare professionals, based on their symptoms.
  • February 18th, 2021: Emergency Management (Covid-19) (Curfew) (No. 4) Directive, 2021 Feb 17 SI – No person, other than a person referred to in paragraph 3, shall leave
    his residence between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. except…
  • February 18th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 151 New Positives, 55 Recovered, 1 Death – Since March 2020, this brings the totals for the period February 16th, 2021:
    – 826 active cases
    – 117,669 – Total Test Results
    – 2,608 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,421 are male
    – 1,187 are female
    – 29 deaths
    – 1,753 recovered and discharged
    – 6,683 – Total Vaccinated
    – 2,973 – Total Males Vaccinated
    – 3,710 – Total Females Vaccinated
  • February 17th, 2021: Minister Bostic Clears The Air On Several Issues – With the national roll-out of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, there has been no sidelining of the regular vaccination programs at polyclinics across the island, says Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic. The Health Minister also dismissed the claim that the lab had lost some samples. He said once samples arrived at the lab, they were processed and not lost. Lt. Col. Bostic was also asked whether a list circulating on social media and purporting to have the names of positive COVID-19 persons was fictitious. Acknowledging that he was not in a position to make comments about the document, he noted, however, that it did not bear “any official thing from the Ministry of Health and Wellness.”
  • February 17th, 2021: Health Minister Gives An Update On Isolation Facilities – There are currently 45 persons resident at Barbados’ primary and secondary isolation facilities, where care is being provided for those with COVID-19. This was revealed by Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, as he provided an update on isolation facilities during today’s press conference at Ilaro Court. While noting that these facilities have a capacity of 78 beds, Minister Bostic said: “But what I want to stress to you is that we have been expanding our isolation capacity, and of course, the critical beds are always the ones that we have to be very careful with, and by expanding the capacity, there are a lot of things that have been going on. For example, we have been making some transfers from Harrison Point to some of the other facilities and trying to focus at Harrison Point on those we deem very ill … obviously symptomatic.
  • February 17th, 2021: Minister Makes Plea In Light Of Three More Deaths – Three seniors are the latest persons to have died due to COVID-19. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, in a statement this morning, announced two women ages 88 and 74, and a 73-year-old man passed away yesterday.
  • February 17th, 2021: Death Reported In Keeping With COVID-19 Procedures – The recent death of a nine-year-old girl – ‘Child A’- from Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, associated with COVID-19 complications, was disclosed according to the procedures for reporting COVID-19 deaths. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, stated this during a press conference this morning at Ilaro Court. He explained why the death announcement came after the media first revealed it in Trinidad and Tobago. He stated: “Our medical officials guide me, and the medical officials had reported up to the day before that there were still some tests being run, and that they were not in a position to make any confirmations, and therefore, the Ministry could not do anything…. And up to that time, we had not received any confirmation certainly from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital team, and so we were not in a position to do anything.”
  • February 17th, 2021: Progress In Vaccination Programme & Lab Backlog – To date, 6,665 persons have received their COVID-19 vaccines under Government’s National Vaccination Programme. And Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, has expressed satisfaction with the program’s progress since its rollout.
  • February 17th, 2021: No Need To Do Plasma Testing For Antibodies – Senior Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr. Anton Best, does not see the need at this time for testing for plasma to determine if a person has the necessary antibodies to fight off the coronavirus. He made that clear today while addressing a televised COVID-19 update and press conference at Ilaro Court. Dr. Best said, “to the best of our knowledge,” there was no need to do such testing and explained that if a person had COVID in the past, there is a protocol that states that they can receive the vaccine in approximately one month after the infection. “So, there’s no need to do any testing to see if you have antibodies to indicate whether you have a current infection or whether you’ve had a past infection,” he underlined.
  • February 17th, 2021: Weekend Curfew Will Not Affect Travellers Via GAIA – Visitors departing the island on scheduled flights for February 20 and 21 will not be affected by the upcoming imposed weekend curfew. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins, has indicated that visitors who are scheduled to leave the island on Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21, will be able to leave their accommodation and travel to the airport to board their specific flight.
  • February 17th, 2021: No Evidence Of COVID-19 Re-Infection In Barbados – Senior Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Dr. Anton Best, has declared no hard evidence of re-infection in persons who have already had COVID-19.
  • February 17th, 2021: Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) Explained – Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare but serious complication associated with COVID-19 discovered less than a year ago. Director of Medical Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Paediatrician Dr. Clyde Cave stated this today during the COVID-19 update and press conference. He was speaking about the condition in light of the recent death of a Barbadian child and said MIS-C could result in children who have been exposed to the virus. Dr. Cave, who also referred to MIS-C as Paediatric Multi-System Syndrome, explained that usually weeks after an infection, a child might become ill with inflammation in multiple systems, and the symptoms may vary. He mentioned some of those symptoms. “A high fever; if the bowel is involved, there will be vomiting and diarrhea. If the nervous system is involved, headaches, possibly seizures, or tremors, or confusion. If the skin is involved, there are rashes, or the eyes, or the linings of the mouth can become very pink and cracked,” Dr. Cave explained.
  • February 16th, 2021: Government Introduces Weekend Curfew. The government will be introducing a weekend curfew as part of efforts to restrict further unnecessary movement, which has been deemed a contributing factor to the spread of COVID-19. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, announced during today”s press briefing, as he expressed concern about persons who appeared to be “leaving home for the sake of leaving home.” Referring to the high volume of traffic on the island’s roads during the “period of pause,” Minister Bostic said he made a recommendation to the Prime Minister and the Emergency Operations Centre, “to do a little more” to significantly inhibit travel throughout the island, particularly over this weekend.”This is a major part of the problem.… Accordingly, the Honorable Attorney General will very shortly be issuing a new directive, in which we shall impose a weekend curfew, whereby effective Friday 7:00 p.m. to Monday 6:00 a.m., it shall be unlawful for persons not in possession of the appropriate pass, or not involved in the vaccination exercise, either as a service provider or recipient of the vaccine to leave the confines of their homes.”Simply put, if you are not directly involved in Operation Seek and Save or the National Vaccination Exercise, and if you are not coming from a medical facility on legitimate business, then you shall have absolutely no permission to be on the roads of Barbados from Friday 7:00 p.m. to Monday 6:00 a.m.,” he revealed, adding that the pending ban also applies to beaches and public parks. The Health Minister noted that the Royal Barbados Police Force would be “instructed to apprehend and prosecute all persons violating this order.”
  • February 16th, 2021: Vaccinations For High-Risk Groups On Wednesday – This is to facilitate the COVID-19 vaccination program for persons over age 70 and those aged 18 to 69 who have non-communicable diseases. Vaccinations for individuals who fit into these two categories are being done by appointment only.
  • February 16th, 2021: Stop Creating Mischief Warns Prime Minister Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley warns the public to stop creating mischief to sway others against taking the COVID-19 vaccine. In an address to the nation yesterday, Ms. Mottley clarified that increasing the number of people vaccinated against the virus would see it “wrestled” to the ground and allow more businesses to reopen.
  • February 16th, 2021: Public Being Vaccinated; More Vaccines To Come: As of Sunday, February 14th, 2021, 2,863 people were vaccinated with the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in Barbados, and most persons are expected to receive their second dose in another 10 weeks. And Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has declared that vaccinations will be “considerably ramped up” from this week, with the inclusion of the vulnerable population being vaccinated, as Barbados continues to wage war against COVID-19. She made these disclosures during an address to the nation yesterday while updating the island’s present situation and the vaccination campaign launched a week ago. Noting that health professionals and security personnel were at the front of the vaccination program thus far, Ms. Mottley said it would continue with other frontline workers receiving the jab. In addition, the Prime Minister said that as of Monday morning, just over 2,000 persons over the age of 70 and under 1,000 between ages 18 and 69 had registered to be vaccinated. “Once we ramp up the public education program, we expect those numbers to continue even more,” she said, stressing that if the number of vaccinations was increased, COVID-19 could be wrestled to the ground. Ms. Mottley added that the Government desired to have more vaccines available to facilitate more people, whether they are citizens or not, being vaccinated by the end of April or early May. To facilitate that process, she noted that Government was able to settle different supplies of vaccines in addition to the 100,000, which it received from India last week.
  • February 16th, 2021: Covid-19 Update – 126 New Cases, 38 Recoveries, 3 Deaths: There were 126 new positive COVID-19 cases on Monday, February 15th, 2021.
    Since March 2020, this brings the totals for the period February 14th, 2021:
    – 731 active cases
    – 115,813 – Total Test Results
    – 2,457 – Total Cases confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,367 are male
    – 1,090 are female
    – 25 deaths
    – 1,698 recovered and discharged
    – 4,490 – Total Vaccinated
    – 1,980 – Total Males Vaccinated
    – 2,510 – Total Females Vaccinated
  • February 15th, 2021: Barbados National Pause Extended To Sunday, February 28th, 2021.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced today as she addressed the nation on COVID-19 the impact of the disease on the economy and the vaccine.

Ms. Mottley told the country: “I ask you to listen to the professionals, and I ask us to stay the course for these 11 days. I hope that we will not have to do anything more, but I make no promises because, as I have continually said to you, we will be guided by the evidence at all levels….

“This decision will not kill our economy. This decision might hurt us a little bit economically. Still, in the long run, if we can resume the normal, safe activity, you may actually find, as I was advised by the economic team this morning, that the economic activity will come much stronger in the second half of the calendar year, they believe, if we get this right at this point.”

The Prime Minister underscored the value of human life and said it was now necessary to go beyond the “pause” to continue aggressively battling this deadly disease.

“I cannot be driven into a situation where we are just ignoring what is happening and allowing persons to continue as if lives don’t matter, because lives do matter, and that is why we have paused, and that is why we are now going to stop,” she added, about the extension of the “national pause” until February 28.

She noted that minimarts would join supermarkets and reopen from Monday to Friday but closed on weekends. She added that Western Union-type financial transactions, post offices, and other courier companies which deliver critical supplies would reopen at this stage.

Ms. Mottley continued: “Minimarts will be allowed to open…because we also expect many of them to help with the cashing of cheques for…pensions…. Minister [Wilfred] Abrahams will speak…tomorrow or Wednesday for the arrangements for the pensions and the cheques that will be cashed….

“The good news is that because we’ve done a lot of lodgements…into people’s accounts, the number of NIS cheques has dropped significantly, and therefore we will work with them as we go forward.”

Ms. Mottley urged all to comply with the protocols and stressed that Government would remain on course with the six-point strategy it had been adhering to. She outlined the plan as:

– Aggressive contact tracing
– Operation “Seek and Save,” especially for those who are symptomatic
– Testing at the labs coming back to normalcy, particularly with the reagents, so that officials can get an accurate picture of the positivity rate and the R number
– The vaccines being comprehensively given to as many people across the society who are entitled to receive them. It is not for persons under 18 years
– Adherence to the basic protocols – face mask, sanitizing, and physical distancing.
– Enforcement of the directives

  • February 15th, 2021: COVID-19 Update for February 13th, 2021: Situation Report for February 13, 2021 – The test results cover various dates, and 112 positive results are from February 1 to 7, 2021. Test results have been slow recently because of the inability to obtain a critical reagent. This required lab technicians to use manual extraction, which made the process longer and created a new backlog. – Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 605 active cases
    – 114,028 tests complete
    – 2,268 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,265 are male
    – 1,003 are female
    – 1,639 recovered/discharged
    – 24 deaths
  • February 15th, 2021: Plans To Do Continuous Genomic Surveillance – Plans are afoot to strengthen the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory to conduct continuous genomic surveillance to detect the presence of other strains of the novel coronavirus on the island.
  • February 15th, 2021: COVID-19 R-Number & Positivity Rate Explained – The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization recommend an R number of one or less than one and a positivity rate less than four percent for COVID-19. The R number is simply a tool used by epidemiologists that gives a rating to infectious organisms, for example, coronavirus, in terms of the ability of that disease to spread in a society. That is, if one person is infected with coronavirus, how many persons is he likely to transmit that to in a population that is susceptible,” he explained. Using the example of measles, Senator Walcott said the R number for measles is 15. He stated that in a country with no immunization against measles if one person is infected with measles, that person could essentially spread measles to 15 persons. Those 15 persons could potentially spread it to 15. Minister Walcott pointed out that scientists had discovered that the R rate number is three based on coronavirus modeling. “If I have the disease, I could spread it to three persons in a room, and both persons, once they’ve contracted it, can then pass it on to three persons,” he explained. He noted that the aim is to have an R number of one or less than one. “In terms of the modeling being done now, they see that our R factor is about 1.4, which means that it can spread in the society; it is a susceptible society. And all the more reasons why people must adhere to the critical protocols; the wearing of a mask, hand sanitizing, and your physical distancing,” Senator Walcott stated. The Chairman of Cabinet’s COVID-19 Sub-committee said in terms of the positivity rate, “that is a simple matter of the number of positive tests over the total number of tests and a percentage of that. And ideally, you aim for a percentage of perhaps less than four percent”. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley stressed it is important for persons in the country to get vaccinated to bring down its susceptible population.
  • February 14th, 2021: COVID-19 Opinion: A family doctor member of our family in London, England, recommends the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. If it turns out that it doesn’t work against emerging variants, maybe we will be offered a different one that does in due course. But for now, I’d recommend anyone offered “any” vaccine to go for it definitely. It protects against becoming severely unwell and requiring hospitalization. If afterward, they were to catch covid, they would more likely have a mild illness rather than the severe illness. An exploratory analysis of participants who had received one standard dose of the vaccine suggested that efficacy against symptomatic COVID-19 was 73.00%. People have been urged not to delay getting the Oxford vaccine, despite concerns that it might be less effective against the South Africa Covid variant. COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca confirms 100% protection against severe disease, hospitalization, and death in the primary analysis of Phase III trials.
  • February 13th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 114 Cases, 29 Recoveries, Two Deaths – Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 422 active cases
    – 112,556 tests complete
    – 2,061 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,168 are male
    – 893 are female
    – 1,616 recovered/discharged
    – 23 deaths
  • February 13th, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 114 Cases, 29 Recoveries, Two Deaths – Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 422 active cases
    – 112,556 tests complete
    – 2,061 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,168 are male
    – 893 are female
    – 1,616 recovered/discharged
    – 23 deaths
  • February 12th, 2021: Barbados COVID-19 Update43 New Positives, 40 Recovered, 1 Death – Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 339 active cases
    – 110,086 tests complete
    – 1,947 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,114 are male
    – 833 are female
    – 1,587 recovered/discharged
    – 21 deaths
  • February 11th, 2021: Barbados COVID-19 Update47 New Positives, 43 Recovered – Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 339 active cases
    – 110,086 tests complete
    – 1,974 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,114 are male
    – 833 are female
    – 1,547 recovered/discharged
    – 20 deaths
  • February 10th, 2021: COVID-19 update and press conference – February 10, 2021. Government Working To Secure Additional Vaccines
  • February 10th, 2021: Barbados COVID-19 Update43 New Positives, 34 Recovered – Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 333 active cases
    – 109,146 tests complete
    – 1,857 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1,071 are male
    – 786 are female
    – 1,504 recovered/discharged
    – 20 deaths
  • February 9th, 2021: Barbados COVID-19 Update82 New Cases, 43 Recovered, Two Deaths – Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 324 active cases
    – 108,831 tests complete
    – 1,814 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1051 are male
    – 763 are female
    – 1,470 recovered/discharged
    – 20 deaths
  • February 8th, 2021: Barbados COVID-19 Update23 New Positives, 27 Recovered – Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 287 active cases
    – 108,286 tests complete
    – 1,732 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1014 are male
    – 718 are female
    – 1,427 recovered/discharged
    – 18 deaths
  • February 7th, 2021: Barbados COVID-19 Update33 New Cases, 51 Recovered – Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 291 active cases
    – 1,709 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 1000 are male
    – 709 are female
    – 106,949 tests complete
    – 1,400 recovered/discharged
    – 18 deaths
  • February 6th, 2021: Guidance For Providers Conducting COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing – The Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that Rapid Antigen Testing for COVID-19 may be performed in specific circumstances and by providers sanctioned by the Ministry.

Rapid Antigen Testing for COVID-19 in Barbados may be performed under the following circumstances:

The United Kingdom currently accepts the Healgen Coronavirus Antigen Rapid Test and the Sinopharm Rapid Test for outbound passengers. While the United States of America accepts Rapid Antigen tests, Canada does not accept them.

Private providers must request permission from the Ministry of Health and Wellness to perform rapid testing by emailing the Chief Medical Officer’s office at cmo@health.gov.bb. Further guidelines on the testing process will be shared with providers.

The use of rapid tests, which the Ministry of Health and Wellness does not sanction, is discouraged. The Ministry also advises that rapid tests should only be used for the circumstances outlined above.

Ministry of Health and Wellness

  • February 6th, 2021: Barbados COVID-19 Update20 New Positives, 60 Recovered, One Death – Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 309 active cases
    – 1,676 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 984 are male
    – 692 are female
    – 104,838 tests complete
    – 1,349 recovered/discharged
    – 18 deaths
  • February 5th, 2021: Barbados COVID-19 UpdateTwo More COVID-19 Deaths; Toll Now At 18. It has been a difficult 48 hours in the fight against COVID-19 in Barbados. A third and fourth Barbadian have died in this period, bringing the death toll from the virus to 18.
  • February 5th, 2021: Data Collected In “Seek And Save” ProtectedThe data collected by student volunteers in “Operation Seek and Save” will be protected. Head of the Department of Management Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Dr. Dion Greenidge, gave this assurance yesterday during a COVID-19 update and press conference. Stressing that every precaution had been taken to ensure the security of the data being collected, Dr. Greenidge stated: “The data comes in real-time or almost real-time, and that comes through a secure server; only persons who have access credentials can access that server.” In addition, Dr. Greenidge shared that the cell phones being used to collect the data were not the personal property of the student volunteers, and calls could not be made on those phones. He said once the volunteer had completed the survey and it was uploaded, “it comes to the server; they can’t go back and look at that information.”
  • February 5th, 2021: Barbados COVID-19 UpdateTwo Deaths, 15 New Positives, 15 Discharged – Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 309 active cases
    – 1,656 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 973 are male
    – 683 are female
    – 106,036 tests complete
    – 1,289 recovered/discharged
    – 17 deaths
  • February 4th, 2021: Barbados COVID-19 UpdateCOVID-19 Update: 25 New Cases, 32 Recoveries – nine males and 16 females – were identified out of the 504 tests the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021. Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 359 active cases
    – 1,611 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 942 are male
    – 669 are female
    – 104,838 tests complete
    – 1,238 recovered/discharged
    – 14 deaths
  • February 4th, 2021: Barbadians Complying With COVID-19 DirectiveFrom all indications, Barbadians are handling well the second lockdown period, dubbed a “national pause,” and are complying with the latest COVID-19 directive. This was confirmed by Attorney General Dale Marshall this evening, as he spoke during a COVID-19 update and press conference.
  • February 3rd, 2021: Barbados is currently under a Level 3 Travel Advisory: Reconsider Travel due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 related conditions. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ for further information on the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories.
  • February 3rd, 2021: Barbados Records Another COVID-19 Death 🙁The number of fatalities from COVID-19 in Barbados rose by one today, taking the total number of deaths to 15. The latest person to fall to COVID was a 62-year-old Barbadian male who had been a patient at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility for the last nine days.
  • February 3rd, 2021: The Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) confirmed that four of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19. But operations at the Port of Bridgetown, currently focused on delivering essential and emergency cargo during this Government-mandated national pause, which runs from February 3rd to February 17th, 2021, are not expected to be disrupted.
  • February 3rd, 2021: Barbados COVID-19 UpdateCOVID-19 Update: 25 New Cases, 32 Recoveries – nine males and 16 females – were identified out of the 504 tests the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021. Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 359 active cases
    – 1,611 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 942 are male
    – 669 are female
    – 104,838 tests complete
    – 1,238 recovered/discharged
    – 14 deaths
  • February 3rd, 2021: Mask Wearing Mandatory From February 3 – Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021, mask-wearing in Barbados will be mandatory except for those who cannot wear a face-covering due to a physical condition other special circumstances. Attorney General Dale Marshall made this position clear yesterday during a COVID-19 update press conference at Ilaro Court.
  • February 2nd, 2021: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Key Information for Travelers to Barbados.
  • February 2nd, 2021: COVID-19 Infographic – Directive (February 3-17, 2021) – Emergency Management (COVID-19) Infographic – Curfew (No. 3) Directive, 2021 – from the COVID Communications Unit Barbados – Curfew from 7 pm – 6 am Daily. Rules for everyone in Barbados.
  • Confirmed today that four of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19. But operations at the Port of Bridgetown, currently focused on delivering essential and emergency cargo during this Government-mandated national pause, which runs from February 3rd to February 17th, 2021, are not expected to be disrupted.
  • February 2nd, 2021: New Compliance Team For ProtocolsTo ensure Barbadians adhere to the established COVID-19 protocols at every level, the Government will put a new team headed by a Chief Compliance Officer.
  • February 2nd, 2021: Prime Minister Urges Public To Pause, Reflect & RestPrime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has called on the public to use the “period of “national pause,” from February 3 to 17 pause, rest, reflection, and renewal of self. She urged families not to let down their guard within their homes and encouraged persons to reduce their movements at this time.
  • February 2nd, 2021: Prime Minister To Public: Cooperate With Survey Teams. The public is being urged to be cooperative and honest in completing the COVID-19 Community Evaluation Survey conducted by over 300 student volunteers. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley encourages all to cooperate with teams from the “Seek and Save” project, starting tomorrow. She said students from The University of West Indies would be going to every possible household to ask questions about the occupants’ health.
    “We now have over 400 persons who were trained by The University of the West Indies in the last few days to do the questions and to be able to ask you the questions in your households.
  • February 2nd, 2021: How To Protect Family Members From COVID-19To curb the spread of COVID-19, public health officials in the Ministry of Health and Wellness have issued some life-saving advice on how persons should interact with members of their families. Persons are asked to avoid mingling or close interaction with relatives or friends who are not members of their households.
  • February 2nd, 2021: Barbados COVID-19 UpdateCOVID-19 Update: 28 New Cases, 37 Recovered. Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 366 active cases
    – 1,586 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 933 are male
    – 653 are female
    – 104,334 tests complete
    – 1,206 recovered/discharged
    – 14 deaths
  • February 2nd, 2021: Barbados To Receive 100,000 COVID-19 Vaccines SoonBarbados’ frontline workers are expected to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine “very shortly.” The first batch of vaccines is expected to target 50,000 frontline workers, including doctors, nurses, those who work with medical facilities or other essential services to the country, police, and hotel and supermarket workers. Barbados had received a commitment from India for 100,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
    CNN: AstraZeneca vaccine appears to reduce transmission of the coronavirus, study shows substantially.
    BBC: France’s Health Authority made an official recommendation on 2 February that the vaccine should not be used for those over 65. It said more studies were needed before it was rolled out to older age groups.
    Washington Post: Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine may help reduce transmission, developers say.
    New York Times: The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is based on the virus’s genetic instructions for building the spike protein. But unlike the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, which store the instructions in single-stranded RNA, the Oxford vaccine uses double-stranded DNA. Read more about how COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca confirms 100% protection against severe disease, hospitalization, and death in Phase III trials’ primary analysis.
  • February 2nd, 2021: Keep Positive – Key Tips For Coping With COVID-19With some dreading the COVID-19 disease or fearing the pain and stigmatization associated with recovery, consultant psychiatrist Dr. Joy Sue is urging everyone to zero in on the positives. The advice came on Saturday evening as she addressed a press conference at Ilaro Court, providing several ideas on how to manage our time and ourselves to minimize stress, fear, and anxiety and feel a sense of peace, mental well-being, and general wellness as the island moves to a “national pause” from February 3 to 17. She noted several people presented with problems such as anxiety, insomnia, or difficulties with sleeping. And, she added that others, after the pause, presented in increased numbers with depression. As she outlined the coping mechanisms, the consultant psychiatrist stressed the importance of focusing on the positives of our lives.
  • February 2nd, 2021: Apply Now For Barbados Accommodation RebateIn a gesture of good faith, Barbados’ Government is offering a rebate to travelers whose test results took longer than three days to be processed. The rebate applies to travelers to the island between December 24, 2020, and January 31, 2021, who were impacted by delays of more than three days in receiving their second COVID-19 PCR test results.
  • February 1st, 2021: Check Emails For COVID-19 Test ResultsPersons awaiting COVID-19 tests are advised to check their emails, including their junk mail and spam, for the Ministry of Health and Wellness notification email. The public should note that test results are normally sent from the following emails, pcrtestresults@shapebb.com and rapidtestresults@shapebb.com, or a Medical Officer.
  • February 1st, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 2 Deaths, 13 New Positives, 11 RecoveredSince March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 375 active cases
    – 1,558 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 901 are male
    – 622 are female
    – 103,468 tests complete
    – 1,139 recovered/discharged
    – 12 deaths

January 2021 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados

  • January 31st, 2021: COVID-19 Update: 22 New Cases, 19 RecoveredSince March 2020, this brings the total numbers as
    – 375 active cases
    – 1,545 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 911 are male
    – 634 are female
    – 102,948 tests complete
    – 1,158 recovered/discharged
    – 12 deaths
  • January 29th, 2021: Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as
    – 372 active cases
    – 1,523 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 879 are male
    – 598 are female
    – 102,163 tests complete
    – 1,098 recovered/discharged
    – 11 deaths
  • January 28th, 2021: Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as
    – 368 active cases
    – 1,477 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 879 are male
    – 598 are female
    – 101,253 tests complete
    – 1,098 recovered/discharged
    – 11 deaths
  • January 27th, 2021: Another Barbadian has passed away from COVID-19. The 48-year-old woman, who had an underlying illness, died on Tuesday, January 26. Since March 2020, this brings the total numbers as:
    – 353 active cases
    – 1,443 confirmed cases in Barbados since March 2020
    – 863 are male
    – 580 are female
    – 100,890 tests complete
    – 1,079 recovered/discharged
    – 11 deaths

January 27th, 2021 – New Entry Protocols From Midnight February 3rd, 2021. Two major changes to Barbados’ travel protocols will take effect from midnight, February 3rd, 2021. Those changes are a mandatory rapid antigen test on arrival on the island and a mandatory quarantine extension from two nights to five nights.

Antigen test (frequently referred to as a rapid test). This test detects protein fragments specific to the Coronavirus. It can be done in a clinic, doctor’s office, or hospital. Turnaround time for results is usually speedy, and in some cases, results can be reported within 15 minutes.

PCR test. PCR testing is considered the “gold standard” in SARS-CoV-2 detection. This test actually detects RNA (or genetic material) specific to the virus and can detect the virus within days of infection, even those who have no symptoms. The test can be done in a clinic, hospital, or even in your car. Turnaround time is longer, generally in the 2-3 day range, but results can be in as little as 24 hours. When demand is high, results can take a week or longer.

“Once you have a negative test, you will then go to a government authorized quarantine center, where you will then spend, and whether that is a free one, or whether that is one where you pay, you will then spend a minimum of five nights before a PCR swab is then taken to determine whether you are suitable for a safe exit from that facility.”

In addition to the two new protocols, visitors will still be required to present on arrival a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The Prime Minister stressed that the test must be taken no more than three days before travel to Barbados.

“All persons desirous of visiting Barbados shall be permitted to board a plane only if they have a negative PCR test, … no more than three days before departure. And I’m making this clear because, in some instances, people have been coming with a test result dated three days before; we want the tests to be done three days before, because that way, we know that you fall within the 72-hour category,” she explained.

Ms. Mottley further explained that requiring the COVID-19 PCR test to be taken 72 hours before travel and having a rapid antigen test on arrival would take care of additional risk between taking the test the point of arrival.

She said if a traveler’s rapid antigen test results are positive, they will go immediately to the Harrison Point Isolation Facility for assessment.

January 27th, 2021 – New Entry Protocols From Midnight February 3rd, 2021. Two major changes to Barbados’ travel protocols will take effect from midnight, February 3rd, 2021. Those changes are a mandatory rapid antigen test on arrival on the island and a mandatory quarantine extension from two nights to five nights.

January 27th, 2021 – Prime Minister Declares War On COVID-19. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has declared war on COVID-19 as she announced a suite of new measures to save lives and reduce the risk of infection across the country. Noting that there were community spread and confirmation that the UK variant of COVID-19 is present in Barbados, the Prime Minister announced that the island would undergo a “national pause” from February 3rd to 17th, 2021, to fight back.

During that time, there will be many new measures introduced. These include:

  • An extended curfew from 7:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.
  • The mandatory wearing of masks in public spaces from February 3.
  • Supermarkets opened Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and are closed on weekends.
  • Gas stations (not convenience stores) and pharmacies will open seven days a week.
  • The closure of all commercial banks from February 3 to 9. They will reopen on February 10.
  • The cashing of pension cheques dated February 1 by banks, post offices, and supermarkets from Thursday, January 28.
  • The closure of restaurants, bars, community shops, and gyms.
  • Remote working for the public sector and private sector entities, where possible.
  • No vending and closure of markets.
  • Cessation of construction projects in public and private sectors except for that on Highway One.
  • Visitors coming into Barbados must have a negative PCR test taken three days before travel and receive a rapid antigen test on arrival and quarantine at a Government-approved center for a minimum of five days before undergoing another test.
  • Systematic household testing of residents for the virus to ensure that persons received early treatment.
  • However, the Prime Minister has given the country the next seven days to prepare for the “national pause.”

“So, that I am asking us please to prepare ourselves for this pause, and to allow us to ensure that we can give our healthcare professionals the best chance at saving lives in this country and reducing the pressure on those who may have to go in the ICU,” she said.

  • January 27th, 2021 – Barbados’ Borders Will Remain Open During Lockdown – Barbados’ borders will remain open even though the island will go into a period of lockdown effective midnight, February 3rd, 21021. She pointed out: “We can’t shut down completely because we’re an island, and there is no way any of us in this country can predict the combination or permutation of instances, or opportunities, or needs that we will have to deal with. And as a result, we keep the airport and air flights travel open, but we minimize the numbers significantly.”
  • January 27th, 2021 – Changes To Supermarket Shopping & Banking From Feb. 3 – Residents across Barbados are being urged to plan their shopping over the next seven days. The island prepares to embark on a 15-day “national pause” to combat COVID-19.
  • January 27th, 2021 – Masks Are Mandatory From February 3 – The wearing of protective face masks in public and public buildings to protect against COVID-19 will be mandatory in Barbados from Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021.
  • January 27th, 2021CARPHA Confirms UK COVID-19 Variant In Barbados – The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has confirmed that the United Kingdom’s (UK) COVID-19 variant is present in Barbados.
  • January 27th, 2021 – Apply For Emergency Pass Electronically. Those desirous of applying for an emergency pass are reminded that they can only do so electronically. Persons may visit the Barbados Government Integrated Portal to download the template, complete the form, and email it to emergency.pass@barbados.gov.bb. Additionally, persons are asked not to alter the form and complete it as is. Members of the public are strongly advised to only apply for an emergency pass for valid reasons.
  • January 26th, 2021: Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 1,443, of which 863 are male and 580 are female after 100,890 tests were completed. Currently, there are 761 active cases, 1,79 recovered/discharged, and 11 deaths.
  • January 25th, 2021 – Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 1,401, of which 848 are male, and 553 are female after 99,799 tests were completed of 742 active cases, 649 recovered/discharged, and 10 deaths.
  • January 24th, 2021 – Barbados Records 10th COVID-19 Fatality.
  • January 24th, 2021 – Public Health Officials Declare Community Spread Of Covid-19 in Barbados – Community spread, as defined by international agencies, is the inability to identify the source of infection. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, said there is evidence of community spread of Barbados’ viral illness. He announced January 23rd, 2021, during a televised press conference from Ilaro Court, stating that the decision to do so was based on public health officials’ consultation. “We know, based on what the public health officials have reported, we have reached the stage where we believe we are declaring that there is community transmission in Barbados. This is a situation we have discussed with the Pan American Health Organization, and we have informed them of our decision to do so,” he stated.
  • January 24th, 2021 – Minister Of Health Urges Public To Protect Families – This is the strong appeal from Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, to members of the public who may have engaged in activities that exposed them to COVID-19 but are hesitant to come forward to be tested early. The Minister urged the public to follow the protocols, including the regular sanitizing of hands, wearing masks, and engaging in physical distancing of six feet.
  • January 24th, 2021 – COVID-19 Cases At Prison On Decline – The number of COVID-19 infections at HMP Dodds Prison is declining, and rapid testing has been introduced at St. Philip penal institution.
  • January 24th, 2021 – Major Strides Made In Clearing Backlog Of Tests – Officials at the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory have worked assiduously to clear the backlog of PCR tests has been a major concern for citizens and visitors who have been waiting for long periods to receive their results. Minister Bostic continued: “We have practically cleared the backlog that existed, and we are trying to keep current by the timelines, and so on that, we would have established, and the lab right now is back to some degree of normalcy.
  • January 24th, 2021 – Businesses Should Continue To Follow Protocols – Business places should continue to follow the guidelines and protocols implemented by the Health Ministry since the discovery of the first COVID-19 case here last year.
  • January 24th, 2021 – Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 1,387, 841 are male and 546 female. A total of 99,537 tests were completed with 744 active cases, 634 recovered/discharged, and 9 deaths.
  • January 23rd, 2021 – Health Official Outlines Contract Tracing Procedures – Medical Officer of Health at the Glebe Polyclinic, Dr. Carl Ward, has sought to provide some understanding of the Ministry of Health and Wellness’s contact tracing procedures. Dr. Ward shared: “Contact tracing is the process by which, during an outbreak of anything, public health teams or officials, doctors, nurses, health inspectors, basically start to interview the ill person or persons with the condition, and start to get from them what we call a contact trace.”
  • January 23rd, 2021 – Hospital is still able To Provide Services Despite Positive Case – Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, has given the assurance that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is still in a position to provide services, even though 10 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • January 23rd, 2021 – Barbados COVID-19 Situation Report Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 1,341, of which 812 are males and 529 female after 98,318 tests were completed. A total of nine (9) deaths, 710 active cases, and 622 totally recovered and discharged. New cases for the period of January 22nd, 2021, total seventy-two (72), while four (25) were discharged. HMP Dodds has 359 cases – 101 staff (38 females and 63 males) and 258 male inmates. Cases in Barbados have now reached 1,341 – 529 females and 812 males. Four persons have left the isolation facilities, bringing the total active cases to 710 and those who have recovered to 622. Nine persons have died from the viral illness.
  • January 23rd, 2021 – COVID-19 Update: 87 New Positives & Two Deaths Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 1,191, of which 713 are male, and 478 female after 93,972 tests were completed. A total of nine (8) deaths, 614 active cases, and 569 totally recovered and discharged.
  • January 20th, 2021 – Government Providing Testing For Outbound Travellers Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 1,191, of which 713 are male, and 478 female after 93,972 tests were completed. A total of nine (8) deaths, 614 active cases, and 569 totally recovered and discharged.
  • January 20th, 2021 –Barbados’ COVID-19 Deaths Move To Nine.
  • January 20th, 2021 – Barbados Receives ‘Timely’ Donation From PAHO – The donation included personal protective equipment kits containing surgical masks, respirators, gloves, gowns, and face shields. PAHO also provided vital signs monitors, infusion pumps, and 20,000 rapid antigen-based diagnostic testing kits. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Tourism provides COVID-19 testing for outbound travelers. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Tourism provides COVID-19 testing for outbound travelers. During a press conference today at Ilaro Court, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins, shared that 145 outbound travelers had been tested at the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory to receive their certification for travel. She said: “They have been, since Tuesday this week, … persons who have been able to come to the Best-dos Santos Lab to benefit from a combination of PCR tests for outbound travelers who are moving out to Canada … [and] to the United Kingdom; they have been able to benefit from antigen testing specifically.”
  • January 20th, 2021 –Barbados To Launch Rapid Test System For US Entry. Starting January 26, 2021, the United States will require travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry into the country. Rapid tests are accepted. As a result, over the next week, Barbados’ Government will be announcing testing facilities dedicated to travelers to the U.S., where rapid tests will be administered. This will allow for fast-tracking of results for these special cases.
  • January 18th, 2021 –Travellers To U.K. Should Report For Rapid Test. Effective January 21, 2021, the U.K. will require travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry into the country. Outbound U.K. travelers requiring a Rapid Antigen test to facilitate travel should present themselves to the Best-dos Santos Laboratory starting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19, 2021, and continuing daily between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The testing process will take approximately one-and-a-half hours from registration through test certification, so travelers are advised to plan accordingly.
  • January 18th, 2021 –Travellers To U.K. Should Report For Rapid Test. Effective January 21, 2021, the U.K. will require travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry into the country. Outbound U.K. travelers requiring a Rapid Antigen test to facilitate travel should present themselves to the Best-dos Santos Laboratory starting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19, 2021, and continuing daily between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The testing process will take approximately one-and-a-half hours from registration through test certification, so travelers are advised to plan accordingly.
  • January 15th, 2021 – Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados. Emergency Management (Covid-19) Curfew Directive, 2021.
  • January 15th, 2021 – Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados. Eights Persons Receive First Round Of COVID-19 Vaccine in Barbados. Eight persons, including Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, have received their first round of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • January 14th, 2021New Health Policy For COVID-19. In light of the current challenges being faced by the Health Ministry, Government is considering adjustments to the existing COVID-19 strategy, given knowledge of the incubation period of this viral illness. Among these is the use of rapid testing technologies in collaboration with clinical assessments.
  • January 14th, 2021 – Advice For Parents In COVID-19 Environment – Parents are being urged to assure their children that they are doing everything necessary to protect them in this COVID-19 environment.
  • January 13th, 2021 – Curfew Extended Until January 31, 2021 – Barbados’ government has decided to extend the existing curfew from January 14 until January 31, 2021. The curfew was implemented on January 2nd to allow the government to assess an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Barbados. The curfew is intended to restrict activity and movement, leading to the further spread of the island’s disease. The curfew extension will restrict crowds’ gatherings, which might also create conditions for increased COVID infections.
  • January 13th, 2021COVID-19 Update: 39 New Cases, 57 Discharged – Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 1,007, of which 395 are females, and 612 are males after 85,791 tests were completed with a total of 535 persons in isolation, 465 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • January 12th, 2021COVID-19 Update: 84 New Positives, Nine Recovered – Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 968, of which 377 are females, and 591 are males after 84,879 tests were completed with a total of 553 persons in isolation, 408 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • January 12th, 2021School Resumes With Online Classes On January 18 – Term Two of the 2020-2021 academic year will begin on Monday, January 18, 2021, with classes being taught online. Minister Bradshaw also assured the Ministry was working to ensure every student had access to a device. She revealed that over 8,680 students had received devices during Term One, which was also disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, there was a blended approach to teaching, as it was a mix of face-to-face and online classes at some schools, while others were able to continue within the classroom setting.
  • January 12th, 2021Harrison Point Facility Is World-Class – Manager of the Isolation Facilities, Dr. Corey Forde, has described Harrison Point as a “world-class facility.” He said he and his team aimed to continue to provide excellent care to patients, and he encouraged Barbadians to continue supporting them. “I encourage all of you to be proud of what you have …. We have an excellent, world-class facility. It’s not perfect, and I don’t think any place worldwide has a perfect facility. But, I think we have a great facility, and we have marshaled the troops within this facility to accomplish what we have accomplished within the country,” he stressed.
  • January 11th, 2021COVID-19 Update: Six Positives, 10 Discharged – Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 884, of which 368 are females, and 516 are males after 83,905 tests were completed with a total of 478 persons in isolation, 399 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • January 9th, 2021COVID-19 Cases A Seismic Shock To Health System – A seismic shock to the health system is how health personnel have described the largest outbreak of COVID-19 on the island of Barbados has been linked to the December 26 – Boxing Day Bus Crawl. He said: “We had systems in place that was working for many, many months, but with this massive outbreak of nearly 200 cases in one day in one 24-hour period that we detected, it really put a significant strain on our systems, and in some cases, some of our systems that were working before broke down.”
  • January 9th, 2021 – Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 808, of which 347 are females and 461 are males. After 81,888 tests were completed with 428 persons in isolation, 373 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • January 8th, 2021Masks Must Be Worn In Public Buildings – The wearing of masks inside public buildings is now mandatory. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said she had been in discussions with many public health persons over the past 24 to 36 hours, and she was satisfied with the decision taken.
  • January 8th, 2021Categories & Timelines For COVID-19 Testing – The wearing of masks inside public buildings is now mandatory. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said she had been in discussions with many public health persons over the past 24 to 36 hours, and she was satisfied with the decision taken. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, has announced several new categories that will guide testing for COVID-19 and the timelines for receiving results.
    Persons in Category One will receive their results within 24 hours. These include medical officers, primary contacts of positive cases, policemen, inmates of Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds, soldiers, medical personnel, border security, immigration officers, customs officers, Barbados Port Inc. officers, patients awaiting tests for medical treatment, and patients in elder care facilities.
    Category Two, inbound and outbound visitors, can also expect results within 24 hours. Meanwhile, Category Three persons, secondary and tertiary contacts, will receive results in 36 to 48 hours. The last classification, Category Four, is for health officials to consider having a general curiosity and decide they just want to have a COVID-19 test. These individuals will get back their test results in 48 to 72 hours. The Health Minister added that the testing centers for Category One would be the Best-dos Santos Testing Facility and Branford Taitt Polyclinic. Barbados ‘Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory‘ became one of the first in the Caribbean to acquire test kits and reagents for COVID-19 detection, with concurrent training of laboratory personnel in the new testing protocol. The provision of COVID-19 test kits and training was made possible by the PAHO Health Emergencies Department, which has worked in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to enhance national capacity in response to the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
  • January 7th, 2021 – Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 780, of which 334 are females, and 446 are males after 79,057 tests were completed of 438 persons in isolation, 335 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • January 6th, 2021 – Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Emergency Management (COVID-19) Protocol (Special Curfew) (No. 2) Directive, 2021
  • January 6th, 2021 – Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Guidance for COVID-19 testing January 2021
  • January 6th, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 743, of which 320 females and 423 males after 77,053 tests were completed with a total of 409 persons in isolation, 327 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • January 5th, 2021 – – Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Spike In COVID-19 Cases Continue. Barbados is continuing to experience a spike in COVID-19 cases. However, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, says the figures are trending downwards, and the 100 plus persons conducting the contact tracing exercise are making significant progress. For the two days, January 1st and January 2nd, the country recorded 211 new cases, including 121 staff and Her Majesty’s Prison inmates. For the following two days, January 3rd and January 4th, a total of 86 positive results emerged from 3,062 tests. This brings to 692 the total number of positive COVID-19 cases that have emerged from 75,889 tests conducted at the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.
  • January 5th, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 692, of which 302 females and 390 males after 75,889 tests were completed with a total of 361 persons in isolation, 324 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • January 5th, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados
  • January 5th, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Prime Minister Mottley has disclosed that drone technology will assist with enforcing COVID-19 protocols for outdoor spaces where people are gathering. Speaking on the matter of visitors breaching quarantine, the Prime Minister stressed that Government is adamant about enhancing surveillance to suit the risk involved. As such, permission was received from the National Security Council to instruct the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) and the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) to use retired persons at this point. This, she said, is “until we can get through this period, and until we can have a sufficient level of vaccination in the country, however long that takes, whether it is three months, six months, another year.”
  • January 5th, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Proactive Treatment Key In Saving Lives. A proactive approach to treating persons diagnosed with COVID-19 has been highlighted as key in the island’s successful recovery rate. Barbados has recorded 324 recoveries and seven deaths since the first two cases were reported in March 2020. Persons who test positive would undergo an immediate clinical assessment. While most persons showed no symptoms, he said it suddenly deters authorities’ approach to the public health authorities’ approach too closely monitored patients. “You’re going to Harrison’s Point for that assessment, [which] is important because it allows us to benchmark you and put you in a category. It may be 24 hours; it may be 48 hours. You may not like it, but we have a dedicated team of medical staff. “I think why our rates in terms of deaths and complications associated with COVID-19 are really the lower end of the scale, since April [2 and and20], because of the phenomenon of watching people and seeing them moving from that symptomatic phase to asymptomatic phase. At that particular point, our competent and hardworking isolation consultants, Dr. Hassell and Dr. Lovell, really work with those patients at that particular stage…and we’re able to pull them back…. Our ultimate aim is to get them back to their families safely,” Dr. Forde explained. Providing a status report on the facility, he disclosed three (3) persons in primary intensive care; two Barbadians, a resident of the United States, and a visitor from the United Kingdom. According to Dr. Forde, there were classified as severe COVID-19 patients but were all in stable condition.
  • January 5th, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – QEH’s Status Re: Suspected COVID-19 Cases. Two nurses from the Medical Intensive Care Unit who attended the bus crawl had been tested, in addition to 36 other persons – doctors and nurses. He said there were no reported positive cases from that sample. Referring to the Respiratory Unit, which has been closed, he said the two nurses who man that unit were swabbed and awaiting results. Also, there was a patient of a sister who tested positive, which had nothing to do with the bus crawl. In the Surgical Intensive Care Unit case, one patient had been swabbed, and that patient is said to be the mother of a prison officer. “The patient has been screened off; patient care has continued with all the necessary contingency plans and awaiting the report,” Dr. Walcott said. He also stated that the girlfriend of an employee from the Engineering Department, who attended the bus crawl, had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, all staff in that department were tested. Dr. Walcott mentioned that a doctor, normally assigned to the Accident and Emergency Department, was tested as a possible secondary contact to two positive cases. He said her first test was negative, and she was waiting to have her second test done. About a doctor consultant, who also serves as a prison doctor, he said he was “on home quarantine pending a second test so that he would’ve been tested as part of the persons at the prison.”
  • January 5th, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Improvements Coming To COVID-19 Hotline. One of the Government’s COVID-19 hotline service providers has given the hotline’s hotline assurance to improve its technical service to the public. The 24-hour COVID-19 hotline number is 536-4500. It is operated by public health officers and has been set up to respond to queries about the coronavirus.
  • January 5th, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Chief Medical Officer: There Is No Community Spread. While there is the local transmission of COVID-19 in Barbados, there is no evidence to suggest there is community spread, says Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kenneth George. During a briefing last night, he spoke to update the country on the progress being made to fight against the viral illness following a recent spike in cases. The Acting Chief Medical Officer explained that there was a difference between local transmission and community spread. “In Barbados, there is the local transmission (where the source of the transmission is known). We use the word clusters because clusters are small groups that w have said are connected, based on contact tracing. At this point, we do not have information to suggest that there is a community spread. What community spread indicates is that the contact tracing no longer can contain and identify contacts. We have not reached there yet. So, we have no community spread….”Community spread is where your efforts to contact trace are outstripped, and you don’t have control over your spread in your population. Therefore, you have community spread – you’ve lost your capacity to trace,” he explained.
  • January 5th, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – All prison officers, civilian staff, and inmates of HMP Dodds Prisons were tested for COVID-19 and are now awaiting their second tests. Harrison Point & Prison Capable Of Managing Patient Load. Minister Walcott reported that the Harrison’s Point facility was not full and had “a capacity of 222 beds” at this point and “was far short of that in terms of the numbers being accommodated there.”
  • January 4th, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Gov’t Receiving Assistance In Monitoring COVID-19 Strain. The government will be monitoring the new strain of COVID-19 reported in the United Kingdom (UK), with help from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).
  • January 4th, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Barbados recorded 211 new positive cases of COVID-19 between Friday, January 1, and Saturday, January 2, 2021, from a combined 2,570 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. The cases represent results for both visitors and locals. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 606, of which 246 females and 360 males after 72,827 tests were completed with a total of 275 persons in isolation, 324 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • January 3rd, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Tracking Bracelets For Quarantined Persons. Persons in quarantine will soon be required to wear tracking bracelets. Our tracking bracelets have a tamper-proof mechanism, and they’re also water-resistant. As soon as anyone tries to do anything, an alarm goes off, and the command or control will receive those alerts, and we would then be able to respond. If a person goes out of the area that they’re supposed to be in, in quarantine, the alarm goes off again, and we will be able to respond promptly.
  • January 3rd, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Some 161 personnel and inmates at Her Majesty’s Prisons (HMP) Dodds, St. Philip, have tested positive for COVID-19, following an aggressive campaign of testing mounted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness over the past 48 hours. This comes on the heels of news that a bus crawl held on Boxing Day was the super spreader event, which led to a spike in local transmission among the staff and prison population. Four members of the Barbados Defence Force, who attended the event, also tested positive for the viral illness.
  • January 3rd, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – We have 50,000 to 60,000 swabs available. We have over 100,000 rapid test PCR kits available, and we have some on order.… The lab has additional staff; there’s certainly no backlog at this stage.
  • January 2nd, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – please click here to download Official Gazette, January 2, 2021 – Part A – No. 1 (Package) with the Emergency Management (COVID-19) Protocol (Special Curfew) Directive, 2021. New Special Curfew Directive In Place – Over the next two weeks, funeral services will have no more than 10 mourners, one officiant, the funeral director, and any other necessary staff. Also, weddings will only be attended by the bride, bridegroom, two witnesses, and the marriage officer. Places of religious worship shall only open for the conduct of funeral services, which shall be attended by no more than 10 mourners, one officiant, the funeral director, and any other necessary staff. During this two-week period, weddings should only be attended by the bride and bridegroom, two witnesses, and the marriage officer. About religious services’ day-to-day conduct, … all religious institutions have agreed that they will cease face-to-face functioning. Therefore, we are providing in this directive for the streaming and conduct of religious services, at which only three persons, including the officiant, shall be present. During the press conference, Mr. Marshall said because of the recent developments with the super spreader event; the Government needed to limit some of the social activities Barbadians had become accustomed to engaging in. He listed them as: No person shall host or attend a party, a recreational or competitive sporting event, a banquet, ball, dance or reception, a meeting of a fraternal society, private or social club or civic association or organization.No person may host or attend the social event known as a bus crawl, or a lime; nor attend a karaoke event. You may not host or attend a picnic. You may not host or attend any bus or other vehicular excursion. Barbadians will be allowed to continue to access beaches and parks, but only for exercise, or in the case of a beach, for swimming. If a group of persons intends to gather at the beach or park, they must be from the same household and shall not exceed 10 persons. The curfew period was from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and said during that period; no one should be on the roads or out of their residences unless they fitted within two exceptions.
  • January 2nd, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Six (6) Polyclinics To Be Opened For COVID-19 Testing
  • January 2nd, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Curfew Time Frame Amended Until January 9, 2021. A new curfew time frame is in effect until Saturday, January 9. This was announced on Friday night by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley during a COVID-19 update. She said Barbados would be under a curfew from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. daily, starting Saturday, January 2, 2021. Also, with immediate effect, no permission will be granted for social gatherings. This, the Prime Minister noted, is due to the number of positive cases arising out of the bus crawl held on Boxing Day. She added that it is being implemented to reduce the number of persons moving around so that contact tracing could be effectively and efficiently conducted and reduce further transmission. “We were allowing official gatherings of persons up to 50 or more, but now that we’ve seen the increased numbers of positives, I’ve equally advised the Attorney General that there are to be no banquets, social gatherings, fetes, limes of any number, whatsoever.”
  • January 2nd, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Prison Officers, BDF Soldiers Test Positive For COVID-19 – A super spreader event Boxing Day has led to an additional 45 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Barbados. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, disclosed during a press briefing last night that a bus crawl attended primarily by prison officers of Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Dodds and some members of the Barbados Defence Force on Saturday, December 26, is being linked to the spike in cases. The 45 confirmed cases comprise 32 persons from HMP Dodds and four from the Barbados Defence Force (BDF). The four from the BDF and 17 from the Prison Service all attended the bus crawl. In a previous press conference on New Year’s Eve, Minister Bostic indicated five positive cases, two of whom were prison officers, which were under investigation by his Ministry. He revealed that following aggressive contact tracing and testing that began on Thursday evening, there were currently 100 cases under active investigation. “This bus crawl is now considered as a super spreader event. The Ministry of Health and Wellness intends to test or swab all prison officers tonight and tomorrow’s prison population’s remainder.
  • January 2nd, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Prison Security Not Compromised – the security complement at the prison was supported by personnel from the Barbados Defence Force and the Royal Barbados Police Force.
  • January 2nd, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Appeal For Public Cooperation In COVID-19 Fight – The Ministry of Health and Wellness has embarked on an aggressive contact tracing exercise seeks to contain the spread of COVID-19. And Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, appeals to public members to cooperate with personnel. This comes in light of investigations into the latest confirmed cases, which involve members of the Barbados Prison Service and the Barbados Defence Force, some of whom attended a bus crawl on December 26, 2020. There are 48 persons in total in isolation…;12 of those individuals are in primary, but the majority- 32 are in tertiary. When you’re in tertiary, it simply means you are mainly asymptomatic or have no symptoms. So, therefore, still, for Barbados, over 80 percent of the cases we have been seeing are asymptomatic,” he stated.
  • January 1st, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Public Urged To Adhere To Curfew and Protocols – Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is urging all to adhere to the recently imposed nightly curfew and the COVID-19 protocols, which include wearing of masks and regular sanitizing of hands.
  • January 1st, 2021 – Gazette December 31, 2020, Part A with DIRECTIVES – TO USE
  • January 1st, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – In response to recent questions from members of the press and public regarding the presence of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) and the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds, I wish to confirm that this is part of the Government’s protocol in managing the situation at the prison. After confirming two prison officers testing positive for COVID-19, we have commenced testing all officers and inmates present at the facility. As a means of due diligence during this testing process, some staff and officers have been quarantined, leading to a need for the reorganization of shifts at the prison, pending results. The deployment of the RBPF and the BDF is to supplement the shifts and security arrangements until normal service resumes. There have been no reports of incidents at the prison, and the security at the prison is under control. The prison’s integrity and its population’s safety are of paramount concern, and all applicable resources will be utilized in this pursuit.
  • January 1st, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Twelve (12) New Cases. Barbados’ confirmed cases of COVID-19 have now risen to 395, of which 208 females and 187 males after 12 more persons tested positive for the viral illness. Nine (9) visitors – four (4) males and five (5) females – whose ages range from 17 to 59, are all asymptomatic. Five (5) of them, who came onto the island between December 21 and 29, 2020, on British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, and Jet Blue, tested positive on their second test. The other four came into contact with known cases. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 395, of which 208 females and 187 males after 70,257 tests were completed with a total of 69 persons in isolation, 319 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths. Two other persons, Barbadian males, aged 35 and 62, who arrived in Barbados on December 29, 2020, on Jet Blue, tested positive on their second test. They are also asymptomatic. The final person, a 46-year-old male resident, who is symptomatic, came into contact with a known cause.
  • January 1st, 2021Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Please click here to download the Emergency Management (COVID-19) Protocol (Special Curfew) Directive 202

December 2020 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados

  • December 31st, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Eleven (11) New Cases, Seven Recoveries. Three (3) Barbadians – two males and a female; two male residents, and six visitors. Five (5) persons are symptomatic, while the remaining six (6) are asymptomatic. The three (3) visitors arrived on the island aboard British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, while the other three came into contact with known cases. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 383, of which 203 females and 180 males after 69,718 tests were completed with 57 persons in isolation, 319 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 31st, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Barbados Under Curfew Until January 14, 2021 – Barbados will be under a curfew for the next two weeks, beginning midnight Thursday, December 31. This will be in effect from midnight until 5:00 a.m. daily, until January 14. Five (5) Barbadians, including two officers of the Barbados Prison Service, who do not have a travel history, had been infected with the virus. There will be no school between now and the 14th [of January] regarding physical attendance whatsoever.
  • December 31st, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Barbados has recorded 10 new positive cases. Of those 10, five are of concern to the Ministry of Health Wellness and are Under Active Investigation.
  • December 31st, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley updated the status of COVID-19 from Ilaro Court and announced the country would go on pause from December 31, 2020, to January 14, 2021, to allow public health workers to undertake aggressive contact tracing, and testing of persons who might have come into contact with five Barbadians, diagnosed among the 10 COVID-19 positive cases reported today.
  • December 30th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Changes In COVID-19 Travel Protocols – December 28, 2020. Barbados’ updated COVID-19 travel protocols, which took effect from Monday, December 28, indicate that Government’s free quarantine facilities will be reserved for Barbadians and permanent residents arriving on the island due to limited capacity. It is now also mandatory for all persons traveling to Barbados from high and medium-risk countries to have a negative COVID-19 test result, which should be taken at an accredited or certified facility within three days before arrival. Over the next few days, you won’t be able to leave your room/suite until you receive your 2nd COVID-19 negative test result. Travelers from High and Medium-Risk Countries will be retested 5 days after their first accepted test. The updated travel protocols, including the list of countries in all categories – high, medium, low, and very low – may be viewed by clicking here. You can find several FAQs regarding Requirements for Entry, Testing, Taking your 2nd COVID-19 test in Barbados, Accommodation, Monitoring, Self-Isolation, and Special Requirements. Mobile Testing for COVID-19 PCR test, can we ordered now at Stage Zero Life Sciences in the USA and Canada. A Healthcare Professional Will Come to Your Home to Collect Your Sample. Read all of the details at the above link at Stage Zero Life Sciences.
  • December 30th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – One (1) New Cases and Five (5) recoveries – The visitor, asymptomatic, arrived in Barbados on SVG Air December 21 and tested positive on his second test. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 372 200 females and 172 males after 69,252 tests were completed with 53 persons in isolation, 312 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths. Public Urged To Report COVID-19 Breaches.
  • December 29th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of BarbadosEmergency Management (COVID-19) Protocol Directive, 2020 – Please click here to download the  Emergency Management (Covid-19) Protocol (Special) Directive, 2020 and click here to download the Emergency Management (Covid-19) Protocol (No. 4) (Amendment) Directive, 2020.
  • December 29th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Six (6) New Cases and Two (2) recoveries – Six visitors tested positive for COVID-19. They are aged 33 and 38, who arrived on the island on December 28 on Virgin Atlantic, and a 51-year-old female was in contact with a known cause. Testing positive on their second test was a 30-year-old male who came in on Virgin Atlantic on December 27; two females, aged 11 and 30, arrived on British Airways on December 20 and 27. They were all asymptomatic.
    Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 371, of which 200 females and 171 males after 68,678 tests were completed with 57 persons in isolation, 307 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 29th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – The government has strengthened its ability to monitor quarantine sites and a crackdown on persons and entities in violation of the island’s COVID-19 protocols with the establishment of a COVID Rapid Response Unit and a COVID Engagement Unit. Dr. Walcott revealed that the COVID-19 Rapid Response Unit would comprise members of the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Barbados Defence Force.
  • December 29th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Barbados’ Management Of COVID-19 Guided By Science –
  • December 28th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of BarbadosNew Limited COVID-19 Directive Being Put In Place. A new limited COVID-19 directive covering December 30, 2020, to midnight on January 6, 2021, is being put in place to buttress the current one. He noted that under the new limited directive, any person who wished to host an event for more than 150 people must seek the COVID-19 MonitoringUnit’s permission.
  • December 28th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Three (3) New Cases – Those testing positive are a 44-year-old male visitor, who arrived on Jet Blue on December 26, and a 26-year-old male visitor, and a 52-year-old female visitor, who each came into contact with a known cause. They are all asymptomatic. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 365, of which 195 females and 170 males after 67,709 tests were completed with a total of 50 persons in isolation, 305 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 28th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Six New Cases, Four Recoveries – They came into the island between December 18 and 24, Jet Blue, American Airlines, and British Airways. Five of them – two male and two female visitors and a Barbadian female – tested positive on their second tests. The sixth person, a 79-year old female visitor, came into contact with a known cause. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 362, of which 194 females and 168 males after 66,649 tests were completed with a total of 50 persons in isolation, 305 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 26th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Four New Cases, Five Recoveries. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 356, of which 190 females and 166 males after 66,066 tests were completed with 48 persons in isolation, 301 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 26th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Five (5) new cases of COVID-19 and four (4) recoveries recorded. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 352, of which 187 females and 165 males after 65,977 tests were completed with 49 persons in isolation, 296 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 25th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Two new cases of COVID-19 and one recovery recorded. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 347, of which 182 females and 165 males after 65,473 tests were completed with 48 persons in isolation, 292 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths. In the face of a new COVID-19 strain, Barbadians and Visitors are reminded that they must follow the health protocols implemented by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
  • December 24th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – 16 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 345, of which 181 females and 164 males after 64,473 tests were completed with 47 persons in isolation, 291 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths. In the face of a new COVID-19 strain, all are reminded that they must follow the health protocols implemented by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
  • December 23rd, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Report Breaches Of COVID-19 Protocols – Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins, is encouraging the public to report any occurrence of breaches of the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ COVID-19 protocols.
  • December 23rd, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Best-Dos Santos Lab To Operate 24-Hours.
  • December 23rd, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Five visitors returned positive results for COVID-19. Two arrived on British Airways on December 18; a 37-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man came in on British Airways on December 19, and a 41-year-old man arrived on American Airlines on December 19. They were all asymptomatic and tested positive on their second tests. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 327, of which 172 females and 155 males after 61,923 tests were completed with a total of 36 persons in isolation, 284 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths. In the face of a new COVID-19 strain, Barbadians and Visitors are reminded that they must follow the health protocols implemented by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
  • December 22nd, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Five visitors returned positive results for COVID-19. Two arrived on British Airways on December 18; a 37-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man came in on British Airways on December 19, and a 41-year-old man arrived on American Airlines on December 19. They were all asymptomatic and tested positive on their second tests. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 327, of which 172 females and 155 males after 61,923 tests were completed with a total of 36 persons in isolation, 284 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths. In the face of a new COVID-19 strain, Barbadians and Visitors are reminded that they must follow the health protocols implemented by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
  • December 21st, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – One (1) person tests positive – A male visitor tested positive for COVID-19. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 322, of which 170 females and 152 males after 61,024 tests were completed with a total of 32 persons in isolation, 283 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 20th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Minister Bostic: Let Caution & Common Sense Prevail.
  • December 20th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Six (6) people – A Barbadian and five visitors returned positive COVID-19 results. A visitor arrived on Virgin Atlantic on December 14; a Barbadian woman, who came in on American Airlines on December 16; and a 26-year-old female visitor, arrived on American Airlines on December 18. The three other persons – two children, aged three and 11, and a 30-year-old woman, came into contact with a known cause. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 321, of which 170 females and 151 males after 59,894 tests were completed with a total of 33 persons in isolation, 281 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 20th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update by the Government Information Service of Barbados – Eight (8) people – two Barbadians and six visitors – tested positive for COVID-19. One of them, a Barbadian woman, arrived on British Airways, a male visitor, who came in on American Airlines on December 11; a Barbadian woman, who arrived on American Airlines on December 12; and a 60-year-old male visitor, who came into the island on British Airways on December 14. Also adding to the tally of confirmed cases is a female visitor, who arrived on Virgin Atlantic on December 14; a 29-year-old female visitor, who traveled to the island via Virgin Atlantic on December 16; a 24-year-old male visitor, who arrived on British Airways on December 16; and a 28-year-old female visitor, who arrived on Air Canada on December 17. With a total of 166 females and 149 males after 58,750 tests were completed. This brings the total to 27 persons in isolation, 281 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 18th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – The 2020-21 Winter Tourist Season opened this week with players in the Public sector. Getting a clear mandate from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley must be done to protect the health of all locals and visitors from COVID-19.
  • December 18th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Two visitors tested positive for COVID-19 via American Airlines and an 11-year-old child who came in on British Airways. The two, who arrived on December 14, were asymptomatic and tested positive on their second tests. Two persons were released from isolation. As a result, 20 people remain at the Harrison Point isolation facility. Since March 2020, the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 305. With a total of 159 females and 146 males after 57,019 tests were completed. This brings the total to 20 persons in isolation, 278 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 17th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Four more visitors tested positive for COVID-19. One of them arrived on American Airlines on December 13, while the other three arrived on British Airways on December 14. They were asymptomatic and tested positive on their second test. Since March 2020, the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 305. With a total of 159 females and 146 males after 57,019 tests were completed. This brings the total to 20 persons in isolation, 278 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 16th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Four visitors tested positive for COVID-19. They include two women, aged 42 and 37, who arrived on American Airlines on December 10 and 11. The other cases came in on Virgin Atlantic on December 12 and British Airways on December 13. All of the visitors were asymptomatic and tested positive on their second tests. Since March 2020, the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 301. With a total of 156 females and 145 males after 56,097 tests were completed. This brings the total to 20 persons in isolation, 274 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 15th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – a visitor, who arrived on British Airways on December 11, returned a positive result on the second test. He was asymptomatic. Since March 2020, the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 297. With a total of 154 females and 143 males after 55,233 tests were completed. This brings the total to 17 persons in isolation, 273 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 14th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Two male visitors tested positive for COVID-19. Since March 2020, the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 296. With a total of 154 females and 142 males after 54,434 tests were completed. This brings the total to 17 persons in isolation, 272 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 12th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – A Barbadian woman and a male visitor returned positive results for COVID-19 on Friday. Since March 2020, the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 294. With a total of 153 females and 141 males after 53,732 tests were completed. This brings the total to 17 persons in isolation, 270 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 11th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – A 26-year-old visitor has tested positive for COVID-19 who arrived on British Airways on December 9 and returned a positive result after a second test. She was asymptomatic. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 292. With a total of 152 females and 140 males after 52,861 tests were completed. This brings the total to 16 persons in isolation, 269 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 10th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – One New Case – A 52-year-old Barbadian woman is the latest COVID-19 positive case who arrived on JetBlue on December 2 was diagnosed with the viral illness after a second test. Since March 2020, this brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 291. With a total of 151 females and 140 males after 52,152 tests were completed. This brings the total to 15 persons in isolation, 269 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 8th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Two New Cases – Two visitors to the island went into isolation yesterday after returning COVID-19 with positive results. One arrived on Virgin Atlantic on December 5, while the other was diagnosed after contacting a known positive case. 289 confirmed cases in Barbados. 149 females and 140 males after 50,369 tests were completed. 19 in isolation, 263 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 7th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Two New Cases – Two more visitors have tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing second tests. Both arrived on December 2nd and 3rd via American Airlines and were asymptomatic. 287 confirmed cases in Barbados. 148 females and 139 males after 49,757 tests were completed. 20 in isolation, 260 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 5th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – One New Case; Three Recoveries – on December 4th via American Airlines, and was asymptomatic. 285 confirmed cases in Barbados. 147 females and 138 males after 49,307 tests were completed. 18 in isolation, 260 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 4th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Three new cases – one via a flight on November 27, another one who arrived by another airline, and a 45-year-old male visitor who came in on American Airlines. They both arrived on the island on November 30. 284 confirmed cases in Barbados. 147 females and 137 males after 48,896 tests were completed. 20 in isolation, 257 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 3rd, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Two new recoveries and two new cases via American Airlines on November 30, and was asymptomatic and another via Jet Blue on December 1st. 281 confirmed cases in Barbados. 145 females and 136 males after 48,582 tests were completed. 17 in isolation, 257 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 2nd, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – One New Case via American Airlines on November 30 and was asymptomatic. 279 confirmed cases in Barbados. 144 females and 135 males after 48,176 tests were completed. 17 in isolation, 255 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • December 1st, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Two New Cases; Two Recoveries – 278 confirmed Barbados cases. 143 females and 135 males after 47,649 tests were completed. 16 in isolation, 255 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.

November 2020 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados

  • November 30th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – No new cases today;  three people will be released from isolation today – 276 confirmed cases in Barbados. 142 females and 134 males after 47,411 tests were completed. 16 in isolation, 253 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 29th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – One positive case today; A 27-year-old male visitor was the only positive COVID-19 case recorded from the 398 tests conducted yesterday. Three people will be released from isolation today – 276 confirmed cases in Barbados. 142 females and 134 males after 47,036 tests were completed. 19 in isolation, 250 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 28th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Five (5) new cases today; one (1) recovery – 275 confirmed cases in Barbados. 142 females and 133 males after 46,638 tests were completed. 18 in isolation, 250 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths. Those testing positive for the viral illness are a 44-year-old female visitor and a 55-year-old male visitor, who arrived on an American Airlines flight on November 21 and 26. The other three are male visitors aged 46, 43, and 30, who came into the island by air on November 27. All cases were asymptomatic.
  • November 27th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Four New Cases; Three Recoveries today;  three people will be released from isolation today – 270 confirmed cases in Barbados. 141 females and 129 males after 46,316 tests were completed. 14 in isolation, 249 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
    Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing second tests. They are a 31-year-old Barbadian man, who arrived on American Airlines on November 22; a 45-year-old male visitor, who came in on an American Airlines flight on November 21; a 47-year-old-male visitor, who arrived on November 20 via British Airways; and a 19-year-old female visitor, who arrived on November 20 on an American Airlines flight. They were all asymptomatic.
  • November 26th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Three New Cases; Three Recoveries – 266 confirmed cases in Barbados. 140 females and 126 males after 46,028 tests were completed. 13 in isolation, 246 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths. Three female visitors have been diagnosed with COVID-19 after undergoing second tests.
  • November 25th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – One New Case, One Person Released – 263 confirmed Barbados cases. 137 females and 126 males after 46,623 tests were completed. 13 in isolation, 243 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 24th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Two New Cases – 262 confirmed cases in Barbados. 137 females and 125 males after 45,260 tests were completed. 13 in isolation, 242 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 23rd, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – One New Case – 260 confirmed cases in Barbados. 136 females and 124 males after 44,868 tests were completed. 12 in isolation, 241 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 22nd, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Four (4) New Cases – 259 confirmed Barbados cases. 136 females and 123 males after 44,484 tests were completed. 11 in isolation, 241 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 21st, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Two (2) New Cases – 255 confirmed Barbados cases. 134 females and 121 males after 44,146 tests were completed. 7 in isolation, 241 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 20th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – 253 confirmed cases in Barbados. 134 females and 119 males after 43,788 tests were completed. 5 in isolation, 241 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 19th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Visitor tests positive – 253 confirmed cases in Barbados. 134 females and 119 males after 43,420 tests were completed. 5 in isolation, 241 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 18th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – One (1) new case – 252 confirmed Barbados cases. 133 females and 119 males after 43,135 tests were completed. 6 in isolation, 239 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 17th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Visitor tests positive – 251 confirmed cases in Barbados. 133 females and 118 males after 42,819 tests were completed. 6 in isolation, 238 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 16th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – 250 confirmed cases in Barbados. 132 females and 118 males after 42,337 tests were completed. 5 in isolation, 238 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 15th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – One New Case, Two Recoveries – 250 confirmed Barbados cases. 132 females and 118 males after 42,022 tests were completed. 5 in isolation, 238 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 14th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Two Recoveries – 249 confirmed cases in Barbados. 132 females and 117 males after 41,718 tests were completed. 6 in isolation, 236 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 13th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – No New Cases – 249 confirmed cases in Barbados. 132 females and 117 males after 41,360 tests were completed. 8 in isolation, 234 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 13th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – No Evidence Of Community Spread In Barbados – 249 confirmed Barbados cases. 132 females and 117 males after 41,360 tests were completed. 8 in isolation, 234 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 13th, 2020 – Barbados COVID-19 Update – Sea Dream Is Appreciative Of Barbados’ Assistance – Barbados has once again come to the aid of a cruise line partner in need of assistance. On Wednesday, November 11th, Barbados’e Government received a request for assistance from SeaDream I following reports of a suspected positive case of COVID-19 on board while at sea. The vessel, carrying 53 passengers and 68 crew, arrived in Barbados on Wednesday night, where they were met by port health officials who evaluated the situation and provided medical assistance. There are seven confirmed cases on board the vessel. The owner’s representative for the line, Andreas Brynestad, in a statement released today, said, “SeaDream is greatly appreciative of the Government of Barbados’ support and offer of medical resources to help us resolve this unfortunate situation. In our plans for our relaunch in the Caribbean, we aligned ourselves with Barbados largely because we knew of Barbados’ reputation as a cooperative partner.”
  • November 13th, 2020 – Barbados COVID-19 Update – Seven COVID-19 Cases On SeaDream 1 – A total of seven people on board the cruise liner, SeaDream 1, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being transferred to the isolation facility at Harrison Point, St. Lucy.
  • November 12th, 2020Barbados COVID-19 Update – 249 confirmed cases in Barbados. 132 females and 117 males after 40,954 tests were completed. 9 in isolation, 233 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 11th, 2020Barbados COVID-19 Update – 244 confirmed cases in Barbados. 129 females and 115 males after 40,246 tests were completed. 6 in isolation, 231 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 10th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – Two Caribbean Islands Shift Categories In Travel Protocols – Antigua and Barbuda, formerly on the list of countries deemed high-risk health authorities in Barbados, has now been moved into the medium-risk category. Additionally, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in the medium-risk category, have shifted to low risk. The updated list of countries in all categories – high, medium, low, and very low – may be viewed on the Barbados Tourism Marketing In website.
  • November 9th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – 243 confirmed cases in Barbados. 128 females and 115 males after 39,722 tests were completed. 5 in isolation, 231 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 8th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – 243 confirmed cases in Barbados. 128 females and 115 males after 39,394 tests were completed. 6 in isolation, 230 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 7th, 2020 – One (1) New Case, Two (2) Recoveries Barbados COVID-19 Update – a 69-year-old female visitor – 243 confirmed Barbados cases. 128 females and 115 males after 39,052 tests were completed. 6 in isolation, 230 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 6th, 2020 – Three (3) New Cases, Two (2) Recoveries Barbados COVID-19 Update – Three (3) visitors to the island tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday – 242 confirmed cases in Barbados. 127 females and 115 males after 38,521 tests were completed. 7 in isolation, 228 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 6th, 2020 – Two (2) Recoveries Barbados COVID-19 Update – 239 confirmed Barbados cases. 126 females and 113 males after 38,005 tests were completed. 6 in isolation, 226 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 4th, 2020 – One (1) More Case Today Barbados COVID-19 Update – A 33-year-old Barbadian male tested positive today out of the 464 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Laboratory. – 239 confirmed cases in Barbados. 126 females and 113 males after 37,546 tests were completed. 8 in isolation, 224 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 4th, 2020 – One (1) Recovery Barbados COVID-19 Update – 238 confirmed Barbados cases. 126 females and 112 males after 37,082 tests were completed. 7 in isolation, 224 recovered/discharged, and 7 deaths.
  • November 2nd, 2020 – One (1) New Case from Holland Barbados COVID-19 Update – 238 confirmed Barbados cases. 126 females and 112 males after 36,364 tests were completed—8 in isolation, 222 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • November 2nd, 2020 – 50 Countries Now In COVID-19 High-Risk CategoryEffective Tuesday, November 3, fourteen (14) more countries will be added to the list of those deemed high risk for COVID-19 by health authorities in Barbados, bringing the total number in this category to 50. High-risk countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, Japan, Martinique, Norway, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates. These join 36 others in this category, including Barbados’ major tourism markets – the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago. Five (5) countries are now deemed a medium risk for entry. These are Australia, Bermuda, New Zealand, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines. There are only two countries in the low-risk category – Egypt and Greenland, while six are categorized as shallow risk – Anguilla, China, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, and St. Kitts and Nevis. All persons traveling to Barbados from high and medium-risk countries must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test done at an accredited or certified facility within three days before arrival. However, persons arriving from Canada are allowed to be tested on arrival in Barbados if they cannot receive their test results in time for departure from their country. All high-risk passengers are required to quarantine at a designated hotel or approved villa at their own expense or free of charge at a government facility, up to the time of a second test, four to five days after the first test.
    At the end of the period, if they test negative, they are discharged from quarantine but will continue to be monitored for seven days from the time of arrival. Passengers from medium-risk countries are monitored for seven days after arrival and must also undergo a second test within four to five days. Persons from low-risk countries are strongly advised to have a negative test taken within five days of arrival, and those who arrive without it will be tested on arrival. Those coming to Barbados from very low-risk countries do not require an entry test.
  • November 2nd, 2020 – New Emergency Management COVID-19 Protocols Emergency Management (COVID-19) Protocol (No. 4) Directive, 2020 – the Official Gazette – October 29, 2020 – Part A – No. 117 (Package) the Prime Minister on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer issue the following Directive for the period from the 29th day of October 2020 to the 27th day of March 2021. With effect from the 29th day of October 2020 to the 27th day of March 2021, every person and business establishment shall comply with this Directive.
  • November 1st, 2020 – One (1) Recovery Barbados COVID-19 Update – 237 confirmed Barbados cases. 126 females and 111 males after 35,884 tests were completed—7 in isolation, 222 recovered, and 7 deaths.

October 2020 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados

  • October 31st, 2020 – One (1) New Case, Three (3) Recoveries Barbados COVID-19 Update – 237 confirmed Barbados cases. 126 females and 111 males after 35,518 tests were completed—8 in isolation, 221 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 29th, 2020 – One (1) New Case Barbados COVID-19 Update – 236 confirmed Barbados cases. 125 females and 111 males after 34,998 tests were completed—10 in isolation, 218 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 28th, 2020 – Two (2) New Cases, One (1) Recovery Over Two Days Barbados COVID-19 Update – 234 confirmed Barbados cases. 124 females and 110 males after 34,310 tests were completed—9 in isolation, 217 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 27th, 2020 – Seven (7) recoveries Barbados COVID-19 Update – 233 confirmed Barbados cases. 123 females and 110 males after 33,795 tests were completed—8 in isolation, 217 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 25th, 2020 – Three (3) New Cases Barbados COVID-19 Update – 233 confirmed Barbados cases. 123 females and 110 males after 33,467 tests were completed—15 in isolation, 210 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 24th, 2020 – Three (3) New Cases, Two (2) Recoveries Barbados COVID-19 Update – 230 confirmed cases in Barbados. 122 females and 108 males after 33,136 tests were completed—12 in isolation, 210 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 23rd, 2020 – One (1) New Case, One (1) Recovery Barbados COVID-19 Update – 227 confirmed Barbados cases. 120 females and 107 males after 32,740 tests were completed—11 in isolation, 208 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 23rd, 2020 – Two (2) New Cases Barbados COVID-19 Update – 226 confirmed Barbados cases. 120 females and 106 males after 32,374 tests were completed—11 in isolation, 207 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 22nd, 2020 – Two (2) New Cases and Two (2) Recoveries – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 224 confirmed cases in Barbados. 119 females and 105 males after 31,982 tests were completed—9 in isolation, 207 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 21st, 2020 – One (1) Recovery – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 222 confirmed Barbados cases. 118 females and 104 males after 31,534 tests were completed—9 in isolation, 205 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 20th, 2020 – Quarantine BreachesIt is mandatory for all persons arriving in Barbados from countries categorized as high risk to go into quarantine for a period of four to five days from the receipt of their first valid negative COVID-19 PCR test. At the end of the period, they are retested, and if they continue to be negative for the virus are discharged from quarantine. Persons in breach of any of the quarantine stipulations will, on summary conviction, be subject to a fine of BDS $50,000, imprisonment for one year, or both.
  • October 20th, 2020 – One (1) Recovery – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 222 confirmed Barbados cases. 118 females and 104 males after 31,013 tests were completed—10 in isolation, 204 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 19th, 2020 – One (1) Recovery – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 222 confirmed Barbados cases. 118 females and 104 males after 31,013 tests were completed—10 in isolation, 204 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 18th, 2020 – One (1) New Case and Three (3) Recoveries – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 222 confirmed Barbados cases. 118 females and 104 males after 30,602 tests were completed—11 in isolation, 203 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 17th, 2020 – Two (2) New Cases and Five (5) Recoveries – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 221 confirmed Barbados cases. 117 females and 104 males after 30,241 tests were completed. 13 in isolation, 200 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 16th, 2020 –  One (1) New Case Barbados COVID-19 Update – 219 confirmed Barbados cases. 117 females and 102 males after 29,854 tests were completed—17 in isolation, 195 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 15th, 2020 – Three (3) New Cases and Three (3) Recoveries – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 218 confirmed Barbados cases. 117 females and 101 males after 29,397 tests were completed—16 in isolation, 195 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 15th, 2020 – Canada Moving Into COVID-19 High-Risk CategoryEffective Friday, October 16, Canada has been placed at high risk in the latest Barbados travel protocols. This is in response to an uptick of COVID-19 cases in the North American country. According to the updated protocols, travelers arriving from Canada are strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 PCR test a maximum of three days before arrival. The protocol states that if persons arriving from this destination cannot receive their test results in time for travel, they will be tested on arrival in Barbados. All persons from high-risk destinations arriving with a valid negative PCR test must remain in quarantine at an approved hotel or villa at their own expense or a government facility free of charge until their second test, administered four or five days after the first. During this time, they will not be allowed to leave the property they are quarantining, and there will also be limited access to areas within the property. There are currently 35 countries listed as high risk in Barbados’ protocols.
  • October 15th, 2020 – Contact Information For COVID-19 Monitoring UnitThe COVID-19 Monitoring Unit now has a direct line and may be reached at +1 (246) 536-3865. The Head of the Unit, Ronald Chapman, may be contacted at +1 (246) 536-3855.
  • October 15th, 2020 – New Emergency Management COVID-19 Protocols & ProclamationClick The Official Gazette, September 28, 2020, Part A, No. 103 Package to download the following Official Gazette Part A 2020.09.28:
    – S.I. 2020 No. 52: A Proclamation declaring that a public health emergency exists in Barbados
    – S.I. 2020 No. 53: Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Nurses) (No. 2) Order, 2020.
    – S.I. 2020 No. 54: Emergency Management (COVID-19) (Medical Practitioners) Order, 2020.
    – S.I. 2020 No. 55: Emergency Management (COVID-19) (No. 2) Order, 2020.
    – S.I. 2020 No. 56: A Proclamation re Medicinal Cannabis Industry Act, 2019.– Emergency Management (COVID-19) Protocol (No. 3) Directive, 2020
    – Emergency Management (COVID-19) Churches (No. 4) Directive, 2020
  • October 14th, 2020 – Five (5) New Cases and Five (5) Recoveries – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 215 confirmed Barbados cases. 116 females and 99 males after 29,017tests were completed. 16 in isolation, 192 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 13th, 2020 – Barbadian Man Tests Positive On Friday – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 206 confirmed Barbados cases. 113 females and 93 males after 27,350 tests were completed—16 in isolation, 183 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 12th, 2020 – Two (2) New Cases, Three (3) Recoveries – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 208 confirmed Barbados cases. 113 females and 95 males after 27,773 tests were completed—16 in isolation, 183 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 11th, 2020 – Barbadian Man Tests Positive On Friday – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 206 confirmed Barbados cases. 113 females and 93 males after 27,350 tests were completed—16 in isolation, 183 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 10th, 2020 – One (1) new positive case and one (1) recovery – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 205 confirmed cases in Barbados. 113 females and 92 males after 26,971 tests were completed—15 in isolation, 183 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 9th, 2020 – One (1) new positive case – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 204 confirmed Barbados cases. 112 females and 92 males after 26,443 tests were completed—15 in isolation, 182 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 8th, 2020 – No New Positives Following 575 Tests – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 203 confirmed cases in Barbados. 111 females and 92 males after 25,968 tests were completed. 14 in isolation, 182 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 7th, 2020 – Three (3) new imported cases – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 203 confirmed cases in Barbados. 111 females and 92 males after 25,393 tests were completed. 14 in isolation, 182 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 5th, 2020 – One (1) new case – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 200 confirmed Barbados cases. 108 females and 92 males after 24,849 tests were completed—11 in isolation, 182 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 4th, 2020 – Three (3) new cases – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 199 confirmed Barbados cases. 108 females and 91 males after 24,628 tests were completed—10 in isolation, 182 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 4th, 2020 – Barbados COVID-19 Update – a cluster of COVID-19 cases within one family, six family members were diagnosed with COVID-19 between September 30 and yesterday. The cluster has been traced to a Barbadian woman who returned from the United Kingdom on September 19 and tested positive for COVID-19 after a second test on September 24 – 199 confirmed cases in Barbados. 108 females and 91 males after 24,628 tests were completed—10 in isolation, 182 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 4th, 2020 – Barbados COVID-19 UpdateThe Ellerslie School, Black Rock, St. Michael, will be temporarily closed for the next 14 days after a student tested positive for COVID-19. The student, a 15-year-old female in Fifth Form, was one of three persons who recently tested positive for the virus.
  • October 3rd, 2020 – One (1) new case, three (3) recoveriesBarbados COVID-19 Update – 196 confirmed Barbados cases. 107 females and 89 males after 24,360 tests were completed—7 in isolation, 182 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • October 1st, 2020 – Three (3) new casesBarbados COVID-19 Update – 193 confirmed Barbados cases. 105 females and 88 males after 23,750 tests were completed—7 in isolation, 179 recovered, and 7 deaths.
    The new protocol requesting a repeat test four to five days after the first test is based on the World HealthOrganisation’s current evidence. We are convinced that even in these uncertain times that the public health of Barbadians will remain protected;
  • The mandatory pre-testing was instituted as a good public health measure to ensure that there would be a reduction in the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus from passenger to passenger while on a commercial airliner. This will be subject to continuous review;
  • The Ministry is working closely with private sector agencies to expand the availability of PCR COVID testing in the private sector for those willing to pay for such a service;

September 2020 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados

  • September 30th, 2020 – No new casesBarbados COVID-19 Update – 190 confirmed cases in Barbados. 103 females and 87 males after 23,468 tests were completed. 4 in isolation, 179 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 29th, 2020 – Barbados COVID-19 Update – Barbados Travel Protocols – released on September 24th, 2020.
  • September 29th, 2020 – No new casesBarbados COVID-19 Update – 190 confirmed cases in Barbados. 103 females and 87 males after 23,225 tests were completed—5 in isolation, 178 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 28th, 2020 – No new casesBarbados COVID-19 Update – 190 confirmed cases in Barbados. 103 females and 87 males after 23,032 tests were completed—5 in isolation, 178 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 27th, 2020 – No new casesBarbados COVID-19 Update – 190 confirmed cases in Barbados. 103 females and 87 males after 22,963 tests were completed—5 in isolation, 178 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 26th, 2020 – No new cases – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 190 confirmed cases in Barbados. 103 females and 87 males after 22,780 tests were completed—5 in isolation, 178 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 25th, 2020 – Barbados’ COVID-19 Protocols Also Beneficial To Tourists – The ‘strict’ COVID-19 protocols the Government of Barbados has implemented are beneficial for locals and visitors to the island as well.
  • September 25th, 2020 – One (1) new case, 3 recoveriesBarbados COVID-19 Update – 190 confirmed cases in Barbados. 103 females and 87 males after 22,536 tests were completed—8 in isolation, 175 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 24th, 2020 – No new cases – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 189 confirmed cases in Barbados. 102 females and 87 males after 22,212 tests were completed—8 in isolation, 174 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 23rd, 2020 – No new cases, 1 recovery – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 189 confirmed Barbados cases. 102 females and 87 males after 21,972 tests were completed—8 in isolation, 174 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 22nd, 2020The CARICOM Travel Bubble Has Started.
  • September 22nd, 2020 –Smooth Return To School On Day One.
  • September 21st, 2020 – No new cases – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 189 confirmed cases in Barbados. 102 females and 87 males after 21,578 tests were completed. 9 in isolation, 173 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 20th, 2020 – Four (4) new cases, one (1) recovery – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 189 confirmed cases in Barbados. 102 females and 87 males after 21,475 tests were completed. 9 in isolation, 173 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 18, 2020 – No new cases – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 185 confirmed cases in Barbados. 98 females and 87 males after 21,069 tests were completed—6 in isolation, 172 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 18th, 2020Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Schools in Barbados – download now.
  • September 17th, 2020 – No new cases – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 185 confirmed cases in Barbados. 98 females and 87 males after 20,768 tests were completed—7 in isolation, 171 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 16th, 2020 – One (1) new case, two (2) recoveries – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 185 confirmed cases in Barbados. 98 females and 87 males after 20,546 tests were completed—7 in isolation, 171 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 15th, 2020Option to Self-Isolate – Persons who test positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Barbados are now given the option to self-isolate at designated properties at their own expense.
  • September 15th, 2020Negative Test Mandatory To Enter From High And Medium Risk Countries – Effective Saturday, September 19, 2020, everyone arriving in Barbados from a country designated as high or medium risk for COVID-19 will be required to travel with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. Persons arriving without a valid negative test result may be denied entry. Test results must be submitted electronically at www.travelform.gov.bb, and travelers are also required to present a copy, bearing their name, on arrival.
  • September 15th, 2020 – One (1)  new case, four (4) recoveries – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 184 confirmed cases in Barbados. 97 females and 87 males after 20,322 tests were completed—8 in isolation, 169 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 15th, 2020 – One (1)  new case, four (4) recoveries – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 184 confirmed cases in Barbados. 97 females and 87 males after 20,322 tests were completed—8 in isolation, 169 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 14th, 2020 – Barbados Travel Protocols (Effective September 11, 2020) Barbados Travel Protocols (Updated September 11, 2020)
  • September 14th, 2020 – Two (2) new cases – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 183 confirmed Barbados cases. 96 females and 87 males after 20,121 tests were completed—11 in isolation, 165 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 13th, 2020 – Two (2) new cases – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 181 confirmed Barbados cases. 94 females and 87 males after 20,016 tests were completed—10 in isolation, 164 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 12th, 2020 – One (1) new case, six (6) recoveries – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 181 confirmed cases in Barbados. 94 females and 87 males after 19,790 tests were completed—10 in isolation, 164 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 11th, 2020 – One recovery – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 180 confirmed cases in Barbados. 93 females and 87 males after 19,444 tests were completed—15 in isolation, 158 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 10th, 2020 – One recovery – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 180 confirmed cases in Barbados. 93 females and 87 males after 19,140 tests were completed—16 in isolation, 157 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 8th, 2020 – One recovery – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 180 confirmed cases in Barbados. 93 females and 87 males after 18,762 tests were completed—17 in isolation, 156 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 6th, 2020 – One new case – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 179 confirmed cases in Barbados. 93 females and 86 males after 18,464 tests were completed—18 in isolation, 154 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 5th, 2020 – No new cases, one (1) recovery – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 178 confirmed Barbados cases. 92 females and 86 males after 18,205 tests were completed—17 in isolation, 154 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 4th, 2020Revised Definition For Quarantine Villas – A villa for quarantine is defined in the updated travel protocols, which came into effect today, Friday, September 4, as a self-contained accommodation unit, which shares no common areas with other properties such as gyms, laundry rooms or swimming pools. The villa must be for the exclusive use of the party of each reservation. Guests are not permitted to leave the accommodation during the quarantine period. There must be no visitors to the property except the property manager or a villa management company representative. Staffing at the property must be at reduced levels, and staff must wear full industry-standard personal protective equipment while working. There must be 24-hour staffed security or security cameras monitored by a security firm in Barbados, capable of ensuring that quarantine is not violated.
  • September 4th, 2020 – One (1)  new case, three (3) recoveries – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 178 confirmed Barbados cases. 92 females and 86 males after 17,979 tests were completed—18 in isolation, 153 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 4th, 2020 – Ministry of Tourism & International Transport – Click here to download the Barbados Travel Protocols (Effective September 4, 2020), which come into effect from September 4, 2020.
  • September 3rd, 2020 – One (1)  new case, one (1) recovery – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 177 confirmed Barbados cases. 91 females and 86 males after 17,677 tests were completed—20 in isolation, 150 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 2nd, 2020 – No new cases, three (3) recoveries – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 176 confirmed cases in Barbados. 90 females and 86 males after 17,492 tests were completed. 20 in isolation, 149 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • September 1st, 2020 – Two (2) new cases – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 176 confirmed Barbados cases. 90 females and 86 males after 17,332 tests were completed—23 in isolation, 146 recovered, and 7 deaths.

August 2020 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados

  • August 31st, 2020 – No new casesBarbados COVID-19 Update – 174 confirmed cases in Barbados. 89 females and 85 males after 17,180 tests were completed—21 in isolation, 146 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 30th, 2020 – Three (3) new cases, four (4) recoveriesBarbados COVID-19 Update – 173 confirmed Barbados cases. 88 females and 85 males after 17,057 tests were completed—21 in isolation, 145 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 29h, 2020 – Four (4) new cases – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 170 confirmed cases in Barbados. 87 females and 83 males after 16,780 tests were completed—22 in isolation, 141 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 28th, 2020 – One (1) new case, one (1) recovery Barbados COVID-19 Update – 166 confirmed Barbados cases. 84 females and 82 males after 16,538 tests were completed—18 in isolation, 141 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 27th, 2020 – No new casesBarbados COVID-19 Update – 165 confirmed cases in Barbados. 84 females and 81 males after 16,356 tests were completed—18 in isolation, 140 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 26th, 2020 – One (1) new case, seven (7) recoveries Barbados COVID-19 Update – 165 confirmed cases in Barbados. 84 females and 81 males after 16,162 tests were completed—19 in isolation, 139 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 25th, 2020 – Three (3) new cases Barbados COVID-19 Update – 164 confirmed Barbados cases. 84 females and 80 males after 15,990 tests were completed—25 in isolation, 139 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 24th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – 161 confirmed cases in Barbados. 84 females and 77 males after 15,811 tests were completed—22 in isolation, 132 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 23rd, 2020 – Three (3) new cases, six (6) recoveries Barbados COVID-19 Update – 161 confirmed Barbados cases. 84 females and 77 males after 15,717 tests were completed—22 in isolation, 132 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 22nd, 2020 – One (1) new case, two (2) recoveries Barbados COVID-19 Update – 158 confirmed cases in Barbados. 83 females and 75 males after 15,503 tests were completed—25 in isolation, 126 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 21st, 2020 – One (1) new case Barbados COVID-19 Update – 157 confirmed Barbados cases. 82 females and 75 males after 15,332 tests were completed—26 in isolation, 124 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 20th, 2020 – One (1) new case Barbados COVID-19 Update – 156 confirmed Barbados cases. 81 females and 75 males after 15,028 tests were completed—26 in isolation, 123 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 19th, 2020 – Two (2) new cases, one (1) recovery Barbados COVID-19 Update – 155 confirmed cases in Barbados. 81 females and 74 males after 14,879 tests were completed—25 in isolation, 123 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 18th, 2020 – One (1) new case Barbados COVID-19 Update – 153 confirmed Barbados cases. 81 females and 72 males after 14,674 tests were completed—24 in isolation, 122 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 17th, 2020 – One (1) new case Barbados COVID-19 Update – 152 confirmed Barbados cases. 81 females and 71 males after 14,542 tests were completed—23 in isolation, 122 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 16th, 2020 – One (1) new case, one (1) recovery Barbados COVID-19 Update – 151 confirmed cases in Barbados. 80 females and 71 males after 14,423 tests were completed—22 in isolation, 122 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 15th, 2020 – Two (2) new cases, two (2) recoveries Barbados COVID-19 Update – 150 confirmed Barbados cases. 79 females and 71 males after 14,217 tests were completed—22 in isolation, 121 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 14th, 2020 – Four (4) new cases, one (1) recovery Barbados COVID-19 Update – 148 confirmed Barbados cases. 77 females and 71 males after 14,037 tests were completed—22 in isolation, 119 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 13th, 2020 – Three (3) people discharged today Barbados COVID-19 Update – 144 confirmed Barbados cases. 75 females and 69 males after 13,657 tests were completed—19 in isolation, 118 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 12th, 2020 – One-year-old tests positive Barbados COVID-19 Update – 144 confirmed cases in Barbados. 75 females and 69 males after 13,489 tests were completed—22 in isolation, 115 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 11th, 2020 – Travellers to Barbados are reminded that they must adhere to all COVID-19 protocols, as set out in the Emergency Management COVID-19 Protocol (No.2) Directive, 2020.
  • August 11th, 2020 – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 143 confirmed cases in Barbados. 75 females and 68 males after 13,313 tests were completed—24 in isolation, 112 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 10th, 2020 – One (1) new case, no recoveries Barbados COVID-19 Update – 143 confirmed Barbados cases. 75 females and 68 males after 13,143 tests were completed—24 in isolation, 112 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 9th, 2020The Official Gazette Part A- 7 Aug 2020- SI 2020.38 and COVID-19 Protocol No.2 Directive, 2020
  • August 9th, 2020 – Four (4) new cases, four (4) recoveries Barbados COVID-19 Update – 142 confirmed Barbados cases. 75 females and 67 males after 13,016 tests were completed—23 in isolation, 112 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 8th, 2020 – Eight (8) people discharged today from isolation Barbados COVID-19 Update – 138 confirmed Barbados cases. 74 females and 64 males after 12,785 tests were completed—23 in isolation, 108 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 7th, 2020 – Retesting Results In Three New Cases Barbados COVID-19 Update – 138 confirmed Barbados cases. 74 females and 64 males after 12,570 tests were completed—31 in isolation, 100 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 6th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – 133 confirmed cases in Barbados. 72 females and 61 males after 12,233 tests were completed—26 in isolation, 100 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 5th, 2020Barbados COVID-19 Update -Travelers to Barbados who are unable to receive a COVID-19 test in their country may do so on arrival in Barbados, where the test “is of a certain quality.”
  • August 5th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – 133 confirmed cases in Barbados. 72 females and 61 males after 12,233 tests were completed—26 in isolation, 100 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 4th, 2020 Barbados COVID-19 Update – For the second day in a row, Barbados has recorded no new cases of COVID-19.
  • August 4th, 2020 – University of the West Indies – UWI COVID-19 Task Force Create Ethics Handbook.
  • August 3rd, 2020 – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 132 confirmed cases in Barbados. 71 females and 61 males after 11,711 tests were completed—27 in isolation, 98 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 3rd, 2020 – No new casesBarbados COVID-19 Update – 110 confirmed cases in Barbados. 61 females and 49 males after 10,771 tests were completed—8 in isolation, 95 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 3rd, 2020 – Travel Protocols For Barbados – Updated August 3, 2020 – download Travel Protocols for Barbados
  • August 2nd, 2020 – 12 new cases – Barbados COVID-19 Update – 132 confirmed cases in Barbados. 71 females and 61 males after 11,558 tests were completed—27 in isolation, 98 recovered, and 7 deaths.
  • August 1st, 2020 – No new casesour public health protocols are working – 122 confirmed Barbados cases. 66 females and 56 males after 11,288 tests were completed—17 in isolation, 98 recovered, and 7 deaths.

July 2020 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados


June 2020 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados


May 2020 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados


  • Thursday, April 30th, 2020Healthcare Workers Urged To Self-Care – Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS).
  • Thursday, April 30th, 2020Functioning Of Government Offices Post Curfew – Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS).
  • Thursday, April 30th, 2020 – According to the Barbados Government Information Service – a 32-year-old Barbadian male is the latest COVID-19-positive patient. He was among one hundred and fifty-five (155) people tested yesterday. Of the one hundred and twenty-two (122) results returned so far by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory, he is the only positive.
  • He brings the number of persons in isolation to thirty-eight (38) and the number of confirmed cases in Barbados to eighty-one (81), forty-three (43) females, and thirty-eight (38) males. No one was released from isolation today, so those numbers remain at thirty-nine (39). The public health laboratory has conducted two thousand, one hundred and sixty (2,160) tests since February 11, 2020.
  • Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 – Christiane Amanpour on CNN International (CNNI) featured Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley on CNN. See a recording of the live interview below from Bridgetown, Barbados. Prime Minister of Barbados and Chairman of CARICOM, Mia Amor Mottley, has described the coronavirus’s effects on this island and the region as “the most destabilizing event,” probably since World War II.

  • Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley Addresses To The Nation on matters of national importance – 29th April 2020.


  • Monday, April 27h, 2020 – According to the Barbados Government Information Service, all one hundred and seventeen (117) staff members at the National Assistance Board (NAB) tested for COVID-19 were negative for the viral illness tests are ongoing. Their results were included in the 161 negative results returned by the Best dos-Santos Public Health Laboratory this morning.
  • So far, 156 employees of the NAB have been tested after a member of the administrative staff stationed at the Country Road, St. Michael headquarters, tested positive for COVID-19 on April 14th, 2020. Since then, four (4) others, also stationed at Country Road, have tested positive, leading to the Government’s decision to test all NAB employees at headquarters and the other locations. Forty-six staff members are being tested today, and tomorrow is expected to be the final day of testing. The five positive cases are in isolation.
  • Meanwhile, seven persons (7) will be released from isolation after receiving negative results twice over a 48-hour period. This brings the number of persons in isolation down to thirty-four (34) and the persons who have now recovered to thirty-nine (39). The number of confirmed cases remains at seventy-nine (79), and six (6) deaths have been recorded. The Best dos-Santos Public Health Laboratory has now completed 1663 tests since testing began on February 11.
  • Barbados Nation News – Barbados is not accepting any commercial flights or passengers, says Terry Layne, acting chief executive officer of Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) Inc.

  • Sunday, April 26th, 2020Loop Barbados News – The people and government of Barbados received a heartfelt “Thank You” from the Aida Perla cruise ship for the hospitality shown over the past month.

The cruise ship arrived at the Bridgetown Port shortly after the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) announced the cruise ship operations’ temporary suspension in March.

During that time, the Aida Perla has worked with the Bridgetown Port and local Port agents Foster and Ince and Platinum Port Agents to complete complex operations to repatriate passengers and crew.

Throughout their stay, the Port continued to provide intensive operational support to the vessel and its captain and crew while working closely with the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and cruise partners Carnival Cruise lines as the parent company.

Before saying farewell and setting sail from the Bridgetown Port on Friday (April 24) night, the “Aida Perla’s” remaining onboard crew wanted to thank you to Prime Minister Mia Mottley and the Barbadian people who welcomed them.

The crew staged a light display with the message “Thank You BB” while crew members shouted the words from the deck.

Heartfelt Thank You

Barbados’s people and the government received a heartfelt “Thank You” from the Aida Perla cruise ship for the hospitality shown over the past month.


  • Friday, April 24th, 2020 – As it seeks to expand testing, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revised its COVID-19 testing referral criteria.  It is anticipated that “scaled up” testing will improve case detection for earlier diagnosis and viral illness containment. Medical practitioners on the island have been advised to refer all clients displaying the following symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 to be considered for testing:– Fever.
    — Respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath)
    — Fatigue
    — Anosmia (loss of smell)
    — Ageusia (loss of taste)
    — and gastrointestinal complaints (anorexia, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain). Source: Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS)
  • Friday, April 24th, 2020COVID-19 Czar says too many people on the streets – Czar Richard Carter has expressed frustration with the number of Barbadians who are not strictly adhering to the regulations 24-curfew. While acknowledging that there has been some compliance to the measures, Carter contended that some locals acted as if it was business as usual as they traversed around the island. Source: Loop Barbados News
  • Tuesday, April 22nd, 2020 – For the sixth (6th) consecutive day, no new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Barbados. However, two more persons will be released from isolation after testing negative twice within a 48-hour period. Their results were among the 35 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory, which brought the total number of tests carried out by this facility to 1098. The island’s tally of confirmed cases remains at 75. Of these, 45 persons continue to stay in isolation, 25 persons have recovered, and five have died.
  • Friday, April 3rd, 2020, at 8 pm – until midnight on the 14th day of April 2020, every non-essential service shall remain closed. Except for the following, which may open only between the hours specified (see Business Hours Below), all government ministries, departments, and statutory corporations will be closed until 6 am on 15 th April, the end of the current period of restriction. The only exception to this order will be those public services designated as essential services, which shall open between 9 am and 6 p.m. Only employees assigned as necessary may go to the office. All other staff shall remain at home. The owner and operator of every business establishment shall restrict the number of persons within or outside that establishment at any one time to ensure that a distance of at least six feet is maintained between every person.
  • Download the Emergency Management (COVID-19) Curfew (No. 2) Directive, 2020, on the Barbados Government Information Service website. The Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) is the official communications arm of the Barbados Government.

  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 at 7 pm  – address Barbados’ Nation by Acting Prime Minister Hon Santia Bradshaw.
  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, at 5 pm – the number of COVID-19 cases globally stood at 928,000, with more than 46,000 deaths. COVID-19 is now affecting 203 countries and territories – around the world.

Barbados has upgraded to Stage 3 of the national response plan – its highest level and moving to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and a curfew is in effect on the island of Barbados.

  • Curfew Start Date: March 28th, 2020 – 8 p.m. through 6 a.m., in the first instance
  • Curfew End Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020, (now extended to May 3rd, 2020)
  • This duration may be extended.
  • The curfew will be in place for two weeks unless extended.
  • No person may host or attend a private party, sporting event, or attend a public gathering during this curfew.
  • Visits by members of the public to all public and private geriatric institutions have been suspended until further notice.
  • Limited movement during the day
  • Continue to practice physical distancing of six feet between persons.

March 2020 Covid-19 Situation Reports for Barbados

  • March 31st, 2020 – Barbados has done 382 laboratory tests for COVID-19, of which 45 have been positive.
  • March 29th, 2020, Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anton Best announced seven new cases taking the total number of cases up to 33. Of those cases, 19 were imported, 11 were identified through contact tracing, and 2 were still being investigated. 16 of the cases were males, and 17 were females. By that date, Barbados had conducted 287 tests overall, and there was no evidence of community spread.
  • March 28th, 2020 – A public health emergency was declared, and a curfew would be in effect from March 28th to April 14th, preventing people from leaving their homes from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., with limited movement during the day. Businesses in the private sector would be closed from March 28th, 2020, by 8:00 pm until April 15th, 2020, except for those excluded by the government, such as groceries, pharmacies, gas stations, and farms specific allowed operating hours for each type of business. Restaurants would still be allowed to open but only for drive-through and takeaway services. People contravening the order without a reasonable explanation would be liable to a fine of BBD 50,000, one year in prison, or both.
  • March 27th, 2020, the Minister of Health announced that the total number of cases reached 26. By that date, Barbados had conducted 234 tests overall.
  • March 26th, 2020 – twenty-four (24) confirmed cases. Barbados entered stage three of the COVID-19 National Preparedness Plan.
  • March 24th, 2020 – Eighteen (18) confirmed cases.
  • March 23rd, 2020 – Visiting hours for hospitals were suspended. Penalties for breaching self-quarantine were published.
  • March 19th, 2020 – Three more cases were confirmed, bringing the total number of cases to five.
  • March 17th, 2020 – COVID-19 was confirmed to have reached Barbados with its first two cases and was isolated.
    The Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) became the leading source of information about COVID-19 in Barbados.
  • March 11th, 2020 – Recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO)

  • January 30th, 2020 – It was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

  • December 31st, 2019 – The outbreak was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.


Barbados COVID-19 Hotline Phone Number

  • Barbados has established a COVID-19 information hotline that can be reached at +1 246-536-4500.

Emergency Management (COVID-19) Order, 2020


The Public Service


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