Frontline Workers are essential workers who have been working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and who have been called to meet the basic needs of the people of the Federation and all inbound and outbound travelers to and from the Federation along the corridor of containment.
The payment of an honorarium of $2,000.00 for each Frontline Worker who risked their life to provide essential services to their fellow citizens and residents has been granted by the Cabinet.
The qualifying institutions include:
• Customs and Excise Department, Ministry of Finance: particularly Customs officers based at the R.L.B. International Airport and all seaports in the Federation and those who worked as part of the Fusion Center.
• Ministry of National Security:
o St. Kitts and Nevis Immigration Department – all Immigration Officers based at the airports and all seaports in the Federation and those who worked as part of the Fusion Center.
o Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force – Police Officers who maintained law and order during the COVID-19 pandemic response and those who helped to enforce the Statutory Rules and Orders/protocol during 2020-2022.
o St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force – Officers who maintained law and order during the COVID-19 pandemic response and those who helped to enforce the Statutory Rules and Orders/protocol during 2020-2022.
o St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services
o St. Kitts and Nevis Coast Guard – Officers who monitored the coastal waters and seaports during the COVID-19 pandemic.
o Team of Compliance Officers – Officers who collaborated with the police to enforce the COVID-19 protocols.
o National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) – members of staff who contributed to the COVID-19 Response (activation of the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) Press Briefings on a daily then weekly basis up until 30th March 2022.
o Members of staff of Ministry of National Security and His Majesty’s Prison – who worked as part of the Fusion Center.
• SCASPA – employees/essential workers based at the R.L.B. International Airport and seaports who interfaced with and facilitated the safe passage in inbound and outbound passengers along the corridor of containment.
• Ministry of Tourism and St. Kitts Tourism Authority – employees/essential workers who were involved in ensuring the safe opening of the Federation’s borders by organizing training of all key tourism stakeholders and those who evaluated and certified COVID-19 approved hotels.
• SKNIS and ZBC Staff – staff members who facilitated the NEOC press briefings and media releases.
• Ministry of Health:
o Health and Emergency Operating Committee – team of essential workers in the Ministry of Health who led the Ministry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
o Health IT Technicians – team who monitored the health component of the entry forms on the KNAtravelform portal.
o Port Health Surveillance Officers – team based at the RLB International Airport who screened inbound passengers for COVID-19
o Environmental Health Department Team – team of Environmental Health Officers who monitored all ports of entry, team members who facilitated training of tourism stakeholders to facilitate border opening, and team members who ensured that establishments were compliant with COVID-19 protocols.
o All Community Based nurses, doctors, and all allied staff – all staff who contributed to the COVID-19 response including the COVID-19 sample taking teams, the contact tracing team, team of Case Managers and Health Promotion Unit.
o All Institutional (Hospital) Based nurses, doctors, and allied staff – all staff members who contributed to the response from all hospital departments including those working at Pogson Hospital and Mary Charles Hospital.