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Guernsey’s Exit from Lockdown

This page was last updated on 28 August 2020 at 13:05hrs. 

The Exit Framework is a transitional plan for the gradual easing of restrictions in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, which are in place in response to COVID-19. The full framework document is now available in the downloads section, but a summary is provided on this page. In the meantime, an infographic has been produced to help explain lockdown and the phases to exit, which can be found in the downloads box below.

Central to this framework is the need to protect the health of the Bailiwick from the virus that causes COVID-19. In addition, detailed consideration has been given to the economic position of the Islands. The framework reflects the need to balance the risks posed by COVID-19 with the broader health and wellbeing of islanders.

It is important to note that the framework doesn’t discuss education in any detail, nor the wider delivery of public services. Both of these issues are being mapped out in detail and will be added as soon as possible.

There is no right or wrong way to exit from lockdown. No one has had to do this before, and there is no roadmap to follow and we don’t have a definitive timescale. Whatever decisions we make they are based on public health evidence and the following core principles that support our response to this pandemic:

  1. Protect and preserve life
  2. Mitigate and minimise the impact of COVID-19 on the community
  3. Minimise the economic, social and environmental impacts
  4. Promote the restoration to normality as soon as possible

We will learn from new public health evidence to make decisions along the way and will keep you informed on this journey. Some of the later phases of the suggested transition have less detail about what we can expect, but will be further developed over time. This information will be refreshed as events unfold and populated with more information as it becomes available. 

Thank you to all of you for staying at home and going above and beyond to support each other in the community. Please continue to work with us as we transition out of lockdown.


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