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COVID-19 updates

9:50am - 22 October

Digital vaccination 2D bar codes launched for people fully vaccinated in the Bailiwick of Guernsey

The States of Guernsey can confirm that following successful overnight testing, the introduction of 2D bar codes for digital vaccination certificates has gone ahead this morning.

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1:15pm - 21 October

Islanders urged to step up vigilance and take further precautions including regular Lateral Flow Testing and the use of face coverings in certain settings

The Civil Contingencies Authority and Public Health officials are calling on the community to take additional precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Recent days have seen a further rise in cases and more hospital admissions. Concerns remain that in some cases people are not following some of the central guidance such as staying at home when unwell, reporting symptoms, good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

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COVID-19 testing and cases

Bailiwick of Guernsey

Samples tested
Positive results
Negative results
Awaiting results*
No. of deaths**
Additional COVID-19 deaths***
Number recovered
Known active cases

Monday 25 October 2021 - We have 209 (known) active cases of COVID-19 in the Bailiwick as 54 new cases have been found since Friday and 58 people have recovered. Of the 209 current active cases, 204 are in Guernsey and 5 are in Alderney.

Of the 54 new cases, 11 are symptomatic community cases, 1 is a case identified through community surveillance testing, 33 are contacts of a known case and 9 are travel related.

Since the end of the second wave there have been 1,218 cases. Of these cases, 468 were unvaccinated, 61 were partially vaccinated and 689 were fully vaccinated.

Post second-wave, 5 individuals with COVID have sadly died. There is currently 1 hospital admission who is an active COVID-19 case in Guernsey.

As of 25 October, there are 38 people who are contacts of a positive case and have received ‘Stay at Home’ requests. More at: I am a contact of a case | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (


* Awaiting results indicates people who have been swabbed and are awaiting a result as well as people with operations and approved for compassionate travel who are booked several days in advance.

** 4 of the 19 deaths occurred in hospital, excludes one death that was not COVID-19 related.

The 2020 deaths have now been coded by the Office of National Statistics - there were 15 deaths in confirmed COVID-19 cases and a further 2 deaths coded by the ONS as caused by COVID-19 in people who were not confirmed cases.

*** Additional COVID-19 deaths (previously presumptive deaths) have been reduced by one as retrospective review of one of the presumptive deaths concluded that the death was not COVID-19 related.

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