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  • 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

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    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

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    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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  • Passport Applications

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    St Helena Immigration would like to inform the public that with immediate effect they will not be accepting any passport applications for British Overseas Territories (St Helena) and British Passports until further notice. However, British Overseas Territories (St Helena) Temporary Passport will continue to be issued in medical emergency cases only. Should you require further information, […]

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  • St Helena Archives Closure

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    St Helena Archives will be closed to the public with immediate effect until Tuesday, 14 April 2020. This closure is in line with St Helena Government’s enhanced social distancing measures. Research can still be undertaken by Archives staff during this time if requests are submitted electronically to: Karen.Henry@sainthelena.gov.sh or by telephone: 22470. The public is […]

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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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  • Customs Clearance Process For Non-Commercial Goods

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    HM Customs & Excise would like to remind customers of the clearance process for non-commercial goods which is as follows: STEP 1: Please collect a Non-commercial Declaration Form from your consolidator (the person shipping goods on your behalf or entities such as Richard James International Ltd, Solomon & Company (St Helena) Plc, MS Atlantic Logistics Ltd, […]

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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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  • Changes in Customs and Excise Duties

    Each year, St Helena Government (SHG) reviews customs and excise duties to ensure that duties and exemptions are consistent with SHG’s strategic priorities. Following this review, Executive Council approved the following changes to take effect from 27 March 2020: Duty on incontinence pads and post-operative care products (e.g. bandages, gauze, orthopaedic appliances, surgical belts and […]

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