Grenada now has 14 cases of Covid-19. The earlier cases have recovered and there have been no deaths. The last 2 cases were announced on Thursday, following a large exercise to test known contacts of existing cases. Grenada can now test on-island rather than relying on sending samples to Trinidad, which is a great step forward. For reliable information, see the GIS Grenada website and Facebook page. There is a useful graphic with the details of the sources and spread here.
Borders are currently closed by sea and air, except to cargo. The current Limited State of Emergency and associated curfew regulations have another week to run, and the next steps are under review. If you have a Boatyard or Marina booking it is important that you register on grenadalima.com as soon as possible. This portal has been established by the Marine and Yachting Association of Grenada, to assist in discussions with Government and planning for the next few weeks.
In terms of Island Dreams, boat checks continue with check reports emailed as usual, but no other work is permitted at this time.
Our staff are all well and healthy. Chris is keeping up his strength cooking himself some fine lunches. Serrant and Randolph came back from their STCW course in Trinidad on 17th March and were immediately quarantined as a Covid-19 precaution. After that, we moved straight into 24 hour curfew so they have now been together for much longer than expected. Fortunately they have been friends since school days, so are coping well!
We are obviously keen to get back to work, but 100% supportive of Grenada’s measures to keep Covid-19 spread to a minimal level which are working so far. Hope all are safe and healthy – feel free to contact us at any time – firstname.lastname@example.org.