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COVID-19
COVID-19 is a highly infectious respiratory illness that can be spread from an infected person to persons in close contact with them.

How do you catch COVID-19?
An infected person can spread the virus to a healthy person If they are in close contact with each other (within about 2 meters / 6 feet) through droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
It is also spread through contact with contaminated surfaces that have been exposed to the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your own mouth, nose, or eyes. Click here for more information on COVID-19.

Click Here for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Barbados Travel Guidelines

La Soufriere

La Soufrière is an active stratovolcano on the highest peak of the Caribbean island, St. Vincent. It has had five explosive eruptions since 1718, with the most recent occurring on April 9, 2021.

How does a La Soufrière eruption impact Barbados?
The eruptions in 1979 and 2021 generated heavy ashfall in Barbados for days which is extremely dangerous for humans and animals. It can also cause minor to major damage to vehicles and buildings, contaminate water supplies, disrupt sewage and electrical systems, and damage or kill vegetation.

Click Here for more Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the La Soufrière 2020-2021 eruption.

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Emergency Shelters
An Emergency Shelter is a facility set up to provide temporary housing for persons unable to continue their living arrangement in separate family units.

In Barbados shelters are listed in two categories. A Category 1 Shelter may be used during a hurricane or other hazard event, while Category 2 Shelters may be used if they are still in a reasonable condition after a hazard event or disaster.

Please click here to view Hurricane Shelters in your area.