As Guernsey moves into the adoption of its exit and recovery strategy and into Phase 5, the public health strategy remains the same: 'test, trace and quarantine'.
Phase 5 should be considered a return to normal activity in the Bailiwick – the Bailiwick Bubble.
Social distancing and controlled and uncontrolled environments is no longer required. However, we recommend that individuals still keep a diary of their activities to assist with contact tracing if this was ever needed.
Whilst strict measures for distancing are no longer required, the community is asked to ‘respect my personal space’ and maintain a distance where possible. This is in addition to good respiratory etiquette (catch it, bin it, kill it) and frequent hand washing for a minimum of 20 seconds
These good hygiene measures are not only excellent in protecting the community from COVID-19, they will help prevent the spread of other infectious diseases such as Influenza, Norovirus etc.
Businesses no longer have to keep records of customers, employees, contractors etc, but are advised to do so if possible to enable contact tracing. They should actively encourage respecting personal space, good respiratory etiquette and good hand hygiene and exclusion of anyone showing symptoms. They may also need to review their maximum capacity to ensure that staff and customers can maintain their personal space
The restrictions on public gatherings are removed and all sports – including contact team sports – are allowed to recommence. In accordance with their national bodies guidance if relevant. If possible a record should be kept to assist contact tracing, if required.
All extra-curricular activities and clubs can recommence with no restrictions on the number of people attending. Though they may have to follow guidance from their national associations. Indoor children’s play areas can re-open.
We have added some Guidance on how to support your employees coming back into the work environment here.