Falkland Islands Government
COVID-19: Information and Guidance

02 April 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

The Falkland Islands continues to have no confirmed COVID-19 tests. 124 samples have been taken to date, and results received so far for 86 of these from the UK. They are all negative for COVID-19.

Samples will continue to be taken and sent to the UK on the regular Airbridge flights.

01 April 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

Members of the public will be aware that we have had a young child as an inpatient in the hospital on a ventilator with Covid-19 type symptoms. We are pleased to report that we have now received test results back from the UK and she does not have Covid-19 which is welcome news.

31 March 2020 - COVID-19 Public Update

King Edward Memorial Hospital is well positioned to provide care should there be COVID-19 cases requiring a serious level of care. Director of Health and Social Services David O’Neill said the 29-bed hospital has been reconfigured to handle potential cases, while also preserving space for other patients.

26 March 2020 - New Stage In Government COVID-19 Response

The King Edward Memorial Hospital is currently dealing with a critically ill child, who is suspected to have COVID-19.  Until this is confirmed by test, this remains a matter of clinical judgment. As a result of this, the Falkland Islands Government is moving its response to the next stage, in accordance with our Infectious Disease Plan and other preparations.

17 March 2020 - New Travel Advisory

The Falkland Islands Government has announced a new air travel advisory, and outlined the terms on which it may assist cruise ships seeking to repatriate passengers. The COVID-19 virus continues to spread rapidly around the world, and restrictions on air travel are being introduced by many countries.

16 March 2020 - Infectious Diseases Plan Public

The Government has made public the Falkland Islands Infectious Diseases Plan, which sets out how it will respond to a serious disease outbreak. The Government is preparing for the eventual arrival of the COVID-19 virus here, given its rapid spread globally.