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4:00pm - 4 July

Islanders reminded of guidance to Lateral Flow Test (LFT) before visiting anyone vulnerable

Islanders are being reminded of the current guidance around taking a lateral flow test before visiting someone vulnerable, in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 case numbers.

We continue to ask people to take an LFT if they are attending an in-patient health setting in Guernsey and Alderney or any care home. If you have signs and symptoms of Covid 19, however mild you must not attend an in-patient health setting. 

LFTs continue to be available for islanders free-of-charge and can be collected from the Guernsey Information Centre and Beau Sejour.

Read the media release.


3:00pm - 15 June

Spring COVID-19 booster programme to end 30 June 2022

Islanders aged 75 and over, have until the 30 June 2022 to get their COVID-19 Spring Booster.

The spring booster programme has been delivered in accordance with the guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and was offered to islanders over the age of 75 and those who are immunosuppressed.

Everyone in these cohorts has been sent a letter inviting them to receive the booster. Anyone who believes they are in one of these groups, but who has not received an invite, is encouraged to email vcc@gov.gg to discuss their circumstances.

Read the media release.


COVID-19 testing and cases

Bailiwick of Guernsey

Positive results
30,198
Deaths due to COVID-19**
23
Additional deaths involving COVID-19***
37
Number recovered
29,796
Known active cases
366

 

Please note: As of Friday 18th February we no longer publish COVID-19 stats daily and instead publish weekly on a Tuesday.

Tuesday 2 August 2022 - We have 366 (known) active cases of COVID-19 in the Bailiwick. 248 new cases have been identified in the last week and 384 people have recovered. Of the 366 current active cases, 360 are in Guernsey, 5 are in Alderney and fewer than 5 are in Sark.

Of the 248 new cases, 177 are symptomatic community cases, 13 are through community surveillance, 47 are contacts of a known case and 11 are travel related.

Vaccination status of active cases: of the 366 (known) active cases, 36 are unvaccinated, fewer than 5 are partially vaccinated, 44 are fully vaccinated and 282 are fully vaccinated + boosted.

 

There are 2 patients in hospital in the Bailiwick with a recent COVID-19 diagnosis.

 

 

Occasionally, the total number of known active cases may not increase or decrease in line with the reported positive cases and recoveries from the daily report. This is due to back-dated LFT cases. These are not included in the daily report but are back-dated in the total number of positive cases.

Negative Results – These figures are no longer being reported on as routine PCR testing has been withdrawn

 

We have recently changed the way we report COVID-19 deaths. Please see the definitions below.

* Awaiting results indicates people who have had a swab taken and are awaiting a result and does not include inbound travel swabs.

** Deaths due to COVID-19 are deaths with a confirmed underlying cause of COVID-19 following completion of clinical coding by the Office for National Statistics.

*** Additional deaths involving COVID-19 are deaths not yet coded where COVID-19 is mentioned as a cause anywhere on the death certificate. In most but not all instances these will be deaths among active COVID-19 cases and in most but not all cases these deaths will be found to have an underlying cause of COVID-19 when clinical coding has taken place.

 

The total number of positive cases may not always equal the total number of recovered cases plus the total number of deaths. This is because we are reporting all deaths considered to be from COVID-19, not just the deaths which were confirmed through testing to have COVID-19 (i.e. COVID-19 may feature on a death certificate, but a PCR test may not have taken place before the death occurred).

COVID-19 contacts

COVID-19 Helpline

Monday to Friday 09:00-14:00

Email inbox monitored Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00

Please send clinical questions to publichealth@gov.gg  all non-clinical questions to covid19enquiries@gov.gg

Education

Monday to Friday 08:30-17:00

Travel Tracker

Monday to Friday 09:00-14:00