Press Releases

  • Social Distancing Measures In Businesses

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    A number of businesses have introduced measures to facilitate social distancing in shops and customer facing locations. For businesses who are considering implementing measures, we offer the following guidance: Ensure where possible a distance of 2 metres between customers and shop assistants; possible solutions may include to place tape marking out the recommended 2 metres exclusion […]

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  • Exco Meeting – Tuesday, 7 April 2020

    Council Chambers

    Executive Council will meet on Tuesday, 7 April 2020, at 9.30am, in the Council Chamber, to discuss the following Open Agenda items: St Helena Equality & Human Rights Commission Framework Agreement Development Application – Proposed Extension for a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, General Hospital Development Application – Renewal of Development Permission 2012/66 and 2015/119 (SHELCO) […]

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  • Social & Community Development Committee Meeting – Wednesday, 18 March 2020

    Council Chambers

    The Social & Community Development Committee (SCDC) agreed an increase of 30p to the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) in line with current policy. This would increase Income Related Benefits to £71.80 per week for a single adult and the full Basic Island Pension to £74.30 per week. The Committee also approved the draft Social Security […]

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  • CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ST HELENA PREPAREDNESS UPDATE

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    Following last week’s announcement regarding an individual in self-isolation reporting a cough and a headache and testing negative for the flu we have received several concerns around the contact tracing process and the requirements of self-isolation. In this week’s update we would like to introduce some definitions, clarify these procedures, and address the concerns raised. […]

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  • Economic Development Committee Meeting Summary – Thursday, 26 March 2020

    Draft proposal for an Agricultural Intervention Programme discussed Updated Policy Statement on the licensing of Permanent Earth Station and Receive Only Earth Stations to be taken forward to ExCo The monthly meeting of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) took place on Thursday, 26 March 2020, and the following is a summary of the main items […]

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  • Updates from the Education and Employment Directorate

    Additional homework for extended Schools closure St Helena Community College open for self-study and online studies Public Library revised opening times Additional homework for extended Schools closure As announced on 28 March 2020, all schools will remain closed for a further week until after the Easter weekend.  To support children in continuing their education during […]

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  • Environment & Natural Resources Committee And Highways Authority Meetings – Thursday, 19 March 2020

    Council Chambers

    The monthly meetings of the Environment & Natural Resources Committee (ENRC) and the Highways Authority (HA) took place on Thursday, 19 March 2020. The locations of the five road safety mirrors recently acquired by the Roads Section were discussed. Members felt that the areas identified by the Roads Section were practical and other areas will […]

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  • Message from the Governor to St Helena

    We have all seen and heard of the global challenge of dealing with Coronavirus. Countries and places much bigger and better equipped than ours have been struggling to respond. Concerning as that will be for those of us who have loved ones overseas, St Helena is thankfully not in the same situation. It is my […]

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  • Enhanced Social Distancing Measures for St Helena

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    St Helena Government has announced enhanced Social Distancing Measures for the Island which came into effect from 12 noon today, Tuesday 31 March 2020. We understand that a number of people within the community have been confused by the advice given and have asked for further clarification, which we have provided below: We are advising […]

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  • Blue Lantern supporting SHG and the community

    The Blue Lantern Hotel and Restaurant in Jamestown has been supporting St Helena Government (SHG) and the wider community in providing accommodation to passengers arriving to the Island on Saturday, 21 March, who needed to self-isolate but couldn’t do so in their own homes. While at the Blue Lantern these persons were self-isolating in their […]

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