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Education guidance

This page was last updated on 9 July 2021 at 10:35hrs.

Displaying symptoms at school

Any child displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be sent home by their school.

If you do start to experience any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, please contact the Clinical Helpline by calling 01481 756938 or 01481 756969.

If you feel very unwell, phone 999 and tell the operator of your symptoms. Please do not visit your GP or the Emergency Department at the hospital unannounced.

More information about symptoms is available here.

Attendance after travelling off island in last 14 days

Following the changes to border restrictions on 1 July 2021, parents are asked to please note that any young person who has travelled outside of the Bailiwick in the previous 14 days must have a Covid-19 test to confirm a negative result within the 48 hours before they return to an education setting, even if they have travelled through the “blue channel”.

An education setting includes any early years provider (for example pre-schools, nursery or childminder), school or college. On 9 July 2021, Public Health guidance extended this system of testing to also include holiday and sports clubs run during the summer holidays.

Parents are asked to follow this Public Health guidance, which is in place to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 cases spreading through groups of young people who have not been vaccinated.

These tests are free of charge and can be booked at Once completed, the scheduling team will be in touch to book a test slot within the 48-hour period. This testing regime is likely to remain in place into the autumn term.

The requirement for testing also extends to adults who help with activities in education settings or sport/holiday clubs and have travelled off island in the 14 days prior to attendance. Please note this is for all adults, irrespective of vaccination status, due to the need to take a responsible approach when coming into contact with groups of young people.

Good hand hygiene

It is important that everyone continues to maintain good hand hygiene. A poster showing how to wash your hands properly is available to download from this page.

Guidance for Business Owners or Educational Leads

More information for employers about education settings can be found at: Business guidance with effect from 1 July 2021 | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (

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