ECCB's COVID-19 Response

Governor Timothy N. J. Antoine Delivers Presentation at COVID-19 Briefing - Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis

Governor Antoine was one of the guest presenters at the Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), COVID-19 briefing on 2 May 2020.  In his presentation, the Governor outlined the impact of COVID-19 on the ECCU economies and offered advice on key actions citizens and residents should take to help them deal with the challenges of the pandemic.

  • Read Governor's Presentation - PDF

Excerpts from the Governor's Presentation (Videos):

  • Governor Antoine Offers Advice for Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic - View  
  • Governor Antoine calls on the citizens and residents of the ECCU to feed their faith, count their blessings and support regional solidarity as the region works together in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - View

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Governor Antoine discusses the issues related to COVID-19 with Pastor Lincoln Connor of the Antioch Baptist Church, Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis - View

Governor Antoine's Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic - 9 April 2020

Fellow citizens and residents of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU): I address you at a time of great adversity and anxiety for our region and our world. Read more...

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Communiqué of the 1st Special Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank - 3 April 2020

The Monetary Council received the Governor’s Report on Monetary and Credit Conditions in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), which focused on managing the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...

ECCB Statement On Business Operations In The Context Of  The COVID-19 Pandemic - 27 March 2020

Effective, Monday, March 30, 2020 and until further notice, the ECCB staff (with limited and necessary exceptions) will be telecommuting.  During this time, all protocols for security and confidentiality will be maintained, including but not limited to, specific requirements for financial transactions and sensitive communication. Read more...

COVID-19 Contingency Arrangements: Possible Closure of Banks/Branches - 23 March 2020

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank anticipates that there may be reduced banking hours or full closure of branches/banking operations, whether as a result of a government imposed national quarantine or unavailability of staff due to illness. Read more...

Bankers and ECCB Offer Support to Customers - 20 March 2020

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and the ECCU Bankers Association understand the anxiety that some customers and residents across the ECCU are experiencing over the loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...

ECCB Telecommutes - 19 March 2020

The staff of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will telecommute (work from home) on 20 March 2020. Read more...

ECCB Provides $4 Million Grant to Help Member Countries Prepare and Manage COVID-19 Pandemic - 19 March 2020

On the recommendation of the ECCB Board of Directors, the Monetary Council of the  Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has approved grant funding, in the sum of EC$4.0m (EC$500,000 each), to the ECCB Member Governments, to help in their fight against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more...

For more information on COVID-19

Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)

World Health Orgainzation (WHO)

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