St Helena IEG Covid-19 Home Quarantine Progress Update

December 10, 2020

Members of the St Helena Incident Executive Group (IEG) joined Tammy Williams on the Mid-Morning Show of Thursday 10th December 2020 to provide an update on the proposed Covid-19 Home Quarantine processes from the January 2021 flight.
IEG members present were Cllr’s Derek Thomas, & Clint Beard, Chief of Police David Price, Senior Medical Officer DrĀ  Kumar Tanyan and a member of the Proper Officers Team Geogina Young.

Key Points:

  • Risk Assessments
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Rationale for Home Quarantine (HQ), How Covid-19 is transmitted, how St Helena’s HQ, PPE processes are stricter.
  • Public Information – Lack of communication – Communications Officer appointment.
  • Police HQ processes, request for factual reporting, no evidence of HQ rules contraventions to date.
  • HQ Security, proposed security team to support Police monitoring.
  • Readiness, Testing, Medical Capabilities, Case Management Oxygen Supply and O2 plant funded by HMG now on order.
  • IEG Meeting on Monday 14th December to review all proposed procedures etc, and decision on whether HQ will be implemented with January Flight.

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