Press Releases

  • Change to COVID-19 Guidance Booklet

    St Helena Government would like to inform members of the public that an amendment has been made to the COVID-19 Guidance Booklet.  The amendment has been made on page 5 of the document and refers to a ‘List specifically compiled for St Helena of conditions that might put people at a slightly increased risk from […]

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  • Alcatel Submarine Networks Engineer Arriving Next Week

    An engineer from Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) will arrive on-Island on Saturday, 13 August 2022, to undertake the following tasks in conjunction with the Fibre Optic Cable Project: Witness all segment commissioning activities, as detailed in the Daily Progress Report Review all test results and sign off on all acceptance test certificates Identify any non-compliant […]

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  • St Helena COVID-19 Status Update – 2 August 2022

    Following routine testing on Saturday, 30, July 2022 positive COVID-19 case(s) were identified in Home Quarantine.  All COVID-19 protocols are being followed. Members of the public should continue to practice good respiratory and hand hygiene and are thanked for your continued cooperation. With regard to the person(s) testing positive for COVID-19 in home quarantine on […]

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  • St Helena Participates in UKOTA Mental Health Webinar

    The United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) Mental Health webinar was held on Monday, 18 July 2022. This was the third webinar organised by UKOTA and on Mental Health in the Workplace. The webinar was facilitated by UKOTAs Health Improvement Lead, Ian Walker, from the UK Government’s Office for Health Improvement and Disparities. Ministers, Portfolio […]

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  • Overseas Employment, Medical Assessments

    The Health Services Directorate would like to inform any persons who may require medical assessments for overseas employment of the following: Persons must check for all of the requirements listed within the form for an employment medical assessment as these can often require blood screening tests It is the persons responsibility to ensure they have […]

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  • St Helena COVID-19 status Update – 29 July 2022

    Following routine testing on Saturday, 16, July 2022, positive COVID-19 case(s) were identified in Home Quarantine, the person(s) have since completed their quarantine period following negative test results.  On Friday, 22, July 2022 further positive cases were identified following routine testing and therefore remain in home quarantine.  All COVID-19 protocols are being followed. Members of […]

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  • Tiffany Herne Graduates with Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with Clinical and Health

    Tiffany Herne of Jamestown graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with Clinical and Health with Second-Class Honours from Bangor University in Wales on Wednesday, 6 July 2022, following three years of study. Tiffany explained: “Year one involved introductory material on the course. This included how to write research reports, conduct studies, read research papers […]

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  • Governor Designate to arrive on Saturday 13 August

    The Governor Designate of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, Mr Nigel Phillips CBE accompanied by his wife Emma, will arrive at St Helena on Saturday, 13 August 2022. The Governor Designate and Mrs Phillips will be met at St Helena Airport by the Acting Governor, the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary, and the […]

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  • Pharmacy to trial two month supply for repeat prescriptions

    The Health Services Directorate would like to inform the public that with effect from Monday, 1 August 2022, the Pharmacy will be starting a trial period in which a repeat prescription will consist of two month’s supply of medication(s) instead of the normal one month supply. Customers will receive two month’s repeat prescription supply, but […]

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  • MT Sofia arriving tomorrow to evacuate injured crew member

    St Helena Authorities have received a request from MT Sofia for medical assistance for an injured crew member. This is not COVID-19 related. The vessel does not have appropriate medical facilities on-board and, as per the Island’s SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) obligations, St Helena will assist as the nearest port of call. The […]

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