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2:00pm - 29 April

Further de-escalation of island’s COVID-19 measures

Further changes are being made to the island’s COVID-19 testing strategy and guidance for positive cases, as part of the continued and planned de-escalation of measures. The changes will come into effect from Sunday (1st May).

Please read the media release below as it explains the latest guidance for:

  • People who have tested positive
  • The use of LFTs
  • Face coverings
  • Education

Read the media release.


11:30am - 29 April

Islanders eligible for a spring booster can now have it at their GP practice

If you’re over the age of 75, or are immunosuppressed, and you’ve received an invite to get a spring booster you are now able to book a vaccine appointment at your GP practice as an alternative to the Community Vaccination Centre. You can of course still book to have your jab at the CVC if you would prefer.   

The team running the vaccination programme have been working closely with colleagues in Primary Care (the three GP practices) with the private providers taking on a larger role in the programme in recent months. Primary Care initially focused on the immunosuppressed cohort and care home residents, but now have capacity to vaccinate remaining over-75s who have not yet booked in for their spring booster.

Anyone who has already booked an appointment to receive their booster at the CVC is asked to keep it in place.

Read the media release.


COVID-19 testing and cases

Bailiwick of Guernsey

Positive results
25,328
Deaths due to COVID-19**
17
Additional deaths involving COVID-19***
30
Number recovered
24,958
Known active cases
335

 

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

Tuesday 17 May 2022 - We have 335 (known) active cases of COVID-19 in the Bailiwick. 270 new cases have been identified in the last week and 229 people have recovered. Of the 335 current active cases, 333 are in Guernsey and less than 5 are in Alderney, Herm and Sark.

Of the 270 new cases, 183 are symptomatic community cases, 30 are through community surveillance, 49 are contacts of a known case and 8 are travel related.

Vaccination status of active cases: of the 335 (known) active cases, 38 are unvaccinated, 11 are partially vaccinated, 60 are fully vaccinated and 226 are fully vaccinated + boosted.

There are less than five hospital patients 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 are currently in an Omicron wave. This is the dominant strain.  As such Public Health will no longer prioritise sequencing while it focuses on managing case numbers effectively.

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

  • If you have a  positive LFT, you must immediately notify the States of Guernsey via the online form at https://www.gov.gg/covidnotification or by calling the clinical helpline.

Option 1 - Clinical helpline available 09.00-16.00 weekdays, 10.00-12.00 Saturdays and closed Sundays

Option 2 - Non-clinical helpline available 09.00-16.00 weekdays

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 09:00-16:00