Laborians, protect yourselves and protect others!


Remember: Stay home – unless you are an essential service worker - and avoid all non-essential economic and social activities from Monday 23rd March to Sunday 5th April.

Going with friends to the beach, visiting neighbours for a chat or hanging out together to listen to music are not essential activities.

COVID 19 hotline: 311.

For more information on the coronavirus disease (COVID 19), call the Bureau of Health Education at 468-5349, 468-5349 or 468-5350 or visit the Saint Lucia Ministry of Health on Facebook or   

If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, call the Vieux-Fort Respiratory Clinic at 454-6337

Other useful numbers: Vieux-Fort Fire Service – 455-6151 and Laborie Police Station – 456-3645

And remember to:

  • Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus, such as high temperature and/or a new and continuous cough
  • Avoid all non-essential use of public transport when possible
  • Work from home, where possible
  • Avoid large and small gatherings in public spaces
  • Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology, such as the phone, internet, and social media
  • Use the telephone to contact your doctor or other essential services – do not visit them without a prior confirmed appointment
  • If you are sick, call a health care provider before going to the hospital for advice on what you should do and if you should leave home

Also remember to:

  • wash your hands often with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds - or use a hand sanitiser - when you get home or go into work, when you blow your nose, sneeze or cough, when you eat or handle food, before and after holding young children
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people, especially those who already have symptoms
  • cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a lined bin and wash your hands
  • regularly clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces in the home
  • stock an adequate supply of drinking water, canned and other non-perishable foods, and gas - in a responsible manner, so that others can also do the same
  • stock cleaning supplies, including bleach and paper towels
  • prepare a first aid kit & stock at least a month’s supply of medication for family members with chronic diseases
  • stay safe: when in doubt, ask for advice from one of the professionals listed above and not from a family member, friend or neighbour
  • in unexpected situations, do not panic and use your common sense

Non-essential businesses have been asked to close. Queries or concerns about services that have been scaled down or suspended should be directed to the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) office at phone (758) 452-3802 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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