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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic : Cave Hill: Barbados on COVID-19

This guide provides information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and informs on resources and documents produced by Barbados and the UWI Cave Hill Campus.






The following measures are designed to ensure that the NID maintains its core business (the payment of benefits) and other services to the public:

Unemployment Claims

Those persons claiming unemployment benefit will be required to complete the online declaration form and submit it along with a scanned copy/photo of their Termination of Service/ Lay-off Certificates/U3 to

Alternatively, a drop box will be provided at the E. Humphrey Walcott Building. Employers are also advised to submit their copy of the U3 forms to

All Other Claims

Customers are required to use the drop-box facilities at the north and south sides of the Frank Walcott Building to submit their claim forms (including severance). (The south side drop-box is located roadside just before the entrance to the carpark).

Contribution Schedules

Employers should submit their contribution schedules via the NIS Online Portal and make their payments through the EZpay+ facility.

To access the Online Portal, employers can register by:

•           Visiting the official website

•           Downloading the Employer Online

  Social Security Form and completing it

•           Ensuring the company stamp is affixed.

•           Scanning and sending the completed

  form to

The NIS Online Portal also offers employers additional benefits such as viewing the details of earnings reported, reviewing and correcting any errors and checking the balance of contributions paid.

Payment of Contributions

To make payments by credit card or direct debit:

  • Go to and click on the EZPay+ icon,
  • Create an account and
  • Add National Insurance to the service account.  A help link is also located on the page to assist employers with the submission of schedules.

December 31st, 2019

China reports first case of coronavirus to the World Health Organization

January 30th, 2020 

The virus declared a public health emergency of international concern.

                February 11th, 2020                 

The coronavirus given a new name COVID-19.


Barbados- COVID-19 outbreaks


                  March 17th, 2020              

First two cases confirmed in Barbados

                 March 19th, 2020              

Three cases confirmed in Barbados

                  March 20 2020                  

Three additional cases confirmed in Barbados

                 March 22nd 2020               

Three more cases confirmed in Barbados

             March 27th, 2020           

Four new cases confirmed in Barbados

            March 28th, 2020           

Three new cases confirmed in Barbados

March 31st 2020

Thirty-four cases and no deaths confirmed