NGC and its Covid-19 Response

NGC’s role in navigating the current pandemic.

Trinidad and Tobago Covid-19 Status and Resources

Trinidad and Tobago Covid-19 Numbers

Total Persons Tested for Covid-19

32,530 *

Number of Cases to Date
(Individuals who have Tested Positive)

5,568 *

Total Number of Known Ongoing Cases

1,276 *
(Hospitalised: 62 *)

Number of Fatalities

106 *

Total Number of Recovered Cases

4,186 *

* Based on information released by the Ministry of Health on the 27th of October, 2020.

Confirmed Trinidad and Tobago Cases


Covid-19 Testing Centres

Map Pointer Number Facility Contacts for Health Centre County Contact for County Medical Officer of Health
1 Saint James District Health Facility / Saint James Medical Complex #112 Western Main Road,
Saint James
1 (868) 625-1295
Saint George West 1 (868) 624-3439
1 (868) 625-4151
2 El Socorro Health Centre El Socorro Road,
San Juan
1 (868)
Saint George Central 1 (868) 285-8992
3 Saint Joseph Enhanced Health Centre Uriah Butler Highway,
Champ Fleurs
1 (868) 662-0355
Saint George East 1 (868) 667-5273
1 (868) 667-3693
1 (868) 667-6688
4 Chaguanas Accident and Emergency Department / Chaguanas District Health Facility Corner Main Road and Galt Street,
Chaguanas
1 (868) 672-4734
1(868) 671-4081
Caroni 1 (868) 226-4400 ext 4402
5 Mayaro District Health Facility Pierreville,
Mayaro
1 (868) 630-1258
Nariva / Mayaro 1 (868) 222-5005 ext 3003
6 Siparia District Health Facility High Street,
Siparia
1 (868) 649-1136
1 (868) 649-0691
Saint Patrick 1 (868) 649-2056
7 Sangre Grande Enhanced Health Centre Corner Brierly Street and River Street,
Sangre Grande
1 (868) 668-2509
1 (868) 226-1102
Saint Andrew / Saint David 1 (868) 668-2053
1 (868) 668-2054
1 (868) 668-2055
8 Pleasantville Health Centre Corner Chaconia Avenue and Prince Albert Street

1 (868) 653-0521

Victoria 1 (868) 653-0515
1 (868) 652-2716

Ministry of Health Situation Reports

October 2020

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

Global Covid-19 Status and Resources

28th August, 2020

Key Points from the Re-opening of Schools Media Conference

The Ministry of Educatin hosted a News Conference on Friday 28th August 2020 to outline to stakeholders how the re-opening of the New Academic Year and the new term 2020/21 would be conducted. Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly spoke on behalf of the Ministry at the meeting where questions were fielded from members of the media and from members of the public online.

14th August, 2020

Knowing Your Risk during Covid-19

Being socially distanced has been one of the key points in the fight against Covid-19. But do you know hugging and shaking hands when greeting a friend ranks as a moderately high activity during Covid-19?

Have a look at this chart produced by the Texas Medical Association to know your risks.

23rd April, 2020

Notice: We are Working from Home

This is to advise that effective Wednesday 18th March 2020, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) has implemented a ‘Work from Home’ arrangement for non-essential employees for a period of fourteen (14) days. This period should end on 30th April, 2020.

Suppliers, contractors, and customers are requested to refrain from visiting our offices during this period. The following measures have been put in place to facilitate submissions of invoices and queries on receivables.

All suppliers / contractors kindly submit all outstanding invoices via email to accounts.payablehelpdesk@ngc.co.tt and copy the respective personnel from the user department responsible for procurement of the good or service. Please ensure that the purchase order number is stated on the invoice and the invoice is in PDF format.

All upstream gas suppliers and joint venture partners kindly submit all outstanding invoices and correspondence to businessventures@ngc.co.tt .

All gas sales customers kindly direct any queries on receivables to receivables@ngc.co.tt .

These measures are in keeping with NGC’s recognition that in employing measures to manage the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we have an obligation to ensure that the wider national community is least impacted.

16th April, 2020

NGC Bocas Lit Fest goes Virtual | CCN TV6

Media Coordinator of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Ms. Adrene Sirjoo discusses the move to a virtual platform for the event in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The award ceremony will take place virtually on the 1st and 2nd of May, 2020 and all book launches will also be done virtually.

Aired on the 16th of April, 2020.

Video courtesy CCN TV6.

Watch on Youtube

25th March, 2020

Media Release: Death of a Covid-19-Positive Patient (Ministry of Health)

“It is with great sadness that I announce that a patient from Trinidad and Tobago who tested positive for Covid-19 unfortunately died today, Wednesday 25th March 2020. I offer my sincene condolences to the family and loved ones of the patient.

“The patient was an elderly male with a pre-existing medical condition.

“In deference to the feelings of the family, The Ministry of Health delayed the public release of this information so that the family would have ample time to receive and process the information.”

—The Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister of Health, Trinidad and Tobago

Read More: Media Release: Death of a Covid-19-Positive Patient (Ministry of Health) [JPG]

22nd March, 2020

Trinidad and Tobago Covid-19 Update #41 (Ministry of Health)

As part of the national drive to safeguard the health of the Trinidad and Tobago population in the face of the global Covid-19 outbreak, The Ministry of Health continues to provide up-to-date information on the country’s status in this regard. Thus, as of the morning of Sunday 22nd March, 2020 the Ministry reports the following:

  • Number of samples submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for testing for Covid-19 = 298
  • Number of samples which have tested positive = 50

It should be noted that 40 of these positive cases came from the group of nationals who recently returned from a cruise. The fact remains that all positive Covid-19 cases, thus far, have been imported.

Read More: Trinidad and Tobago Covid-19 Update #41 [JPG]

19th March, 2020

NGC initiates Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

In response to the Covid-19 virus, NGC Group has taken the lead in operationalising its Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to circumvent the potential threat of the virus to its operations and by extension, our stakeholders and the country. NGC’s BCP was developed in alignment with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is focused on employee safety and operational fidelity across its group of companies. The BCP was activated on Jan 26 2020, and initial activities focused on raising the level of awareness of its employees around Covid-19 via signage throughout our facilities; through daily HSSE email alerts; the hosting of an all employee town hall with the company’s doctor, which was streamed to desktops. NGC Group also increased sanitisation of the workplace and placed hand sanitisers in all public spaces. Strict travel restrictions were immediately implemented with further travel declarations mandated consistent with guidance provided by the Ministry of Health.

Following the Government’s announcement regarding the institutionalisation of pandemic leave and updates of confirmed Covid-19 cases, NGC activated the following measures from its BCP:

  • Gas to power assurance: The Company has taken its critical role in supply to power very seriously and has ensured that an uninterrupted gas supply is maintained so that T&TEC can maintain normal operations. NGC’s upstream partners and gas suppliers are maintaining normal gas supply and no downtime is scheduled for our downstream customers. Downstream consumers have not indicated any plans to curtail operations. NGC will also continue to communicate its BCP to ensure that there is integration with upstream suppliers, downstream customers and other key stakeholders such as suppliers during this pandemic.
  • Communications: NGC has reorganised its website to facilitate consistent information sharing from reliable sources and posts these on its website and social media platforms. This includes daily updates and a real time tracker system so that visitors to the website can see what the national and global response to CoViD-19 is. Employees continue to receive daily email blasts utilising WHO information, MOH information, BCP recommendations and HSSE notices. NGC has started to provide regular updates to PLEA and ODPM on business continuity planning with suppliers, downstream customers and Utilities and other critical services. It will also support media houses in its programming to keep the wider public informed.

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18th March, 2020

Work from Home Arrangement

This is to advise that effective Wednesday 18th March 2020, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) has implemented a Work from Home arrangement for non-essential employees for a period of fourteen (14) days. This period should end on 31st March, 2020.

The following arrangements have been put in place to ensure business continuity:

  • Critical technical services related to NGC’s control room, gas supply reliability for power generation, pet chem and manufacturing sectors and pipeline-related functions will remain operational to maintain our core business operations and customer obligations.
  • Supply Chain Management which includes procurement and goods delivery will continue operations to facilitate regular and emergency matters that may arise; as well as the receipt of tenders etc.
  • Security officers at all our locations will be available 24-7 to interact with the public and provide guidance where necessary, either via telephone system or in person calls.
  • Our 800-4GAS number remains available 24 hours to report any emergencies.

These measures are in keeping with NGC’s recognition that in employing measures to manage the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we have an obligation to ensure that the wider national community is least impacted.

Instructions: ‘Getting Ready to Work from Home’ [PDF]


Trinidad and Tobago Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #34

The Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago, advises the population of two new confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19). One patient is a male and the other a female.

Both of the persons who have tested positive for Covid-19 have recent travel histories. The cases are unrelated.

Currently, in total, nine persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.>

Read More: Trinidad and Tobago Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #34 [JPG]


Sixty-Eight Nationals Quarantined Immediately After Returning from Cruise

The Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago, advises the public that sixty-eight (68) nationals who returned to Trinidad and Tobago from a Caribbean cruise today, were placed under immediate quarantine. These nationals have been quarantined due to the presence of other persons on the cruise ship who tested positive for Covid-19. None of these Trinidad and Tobago nationals have tested positve for Covid-19 at this time.

Read More: Sixty-Eight Nationals Quarantined Immediately After Returning from Cruise [JPG]

17th March, 2020

NGC Visitor Safety Induction Brief—Covid-19

Download: NGC Visitor Safety Brief—Covid-19 [PDF]


Trinidad and Tobago Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #31

The Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago, advises the population of two new confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Thus, in total, seven persons have tested positive for Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.

All positive Covid-19 cases, thus far, have been imported.

Read More: Trinidad and Tobago Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #31 [JPG]

13th March, 2020

Understanding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)

On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) characterised Covid-19 as a pandemic.

The NGC Group of Companies held and awareness session for employees on ‘Understanding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)’. The session was held in NGC’s Employee Centre on Friday 13th March 2020 at 11:00 am. The session was streamed live on the digital screens throughout the companies.

Presenter was Medical Advisor, NGCTT Dr. Ishvan Ramcharitar MBBS, FFOM, MSc.Occ Med., DMAC2d. Some areas covered in his presentation were: what is it – Covid-19?, background, distribution of cases globally, transmission, incubation period, severity, treatment and outcome.

In addition to live questions, employees at all locations were encouraged to ask questions electronically via Slido.


Trinidad and Tobago Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #20

As part of the national drive to safeguard the health of the Trinidad and Tobago population in the face of the global Covid-19 outbreak, The Ministry of Health continues to provide up-to-date information on the country’s status in this regard.

As of the afternoon of Friday, 13th March, 2020 the Ministry reports the following:

The public is also advised that CARPHA has the only lab that is certified to test samples for Covid-19 and therefore, it is the only lab that can confirm positive or negative results of the samples.

Read More: Trinidad and Tobago Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update #20 [JPG]

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