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Face Coverings

This page was last updated on 11 May 2022.

  • Public Health recommend face coverings are used in enclosed spaces, in crowds or where there is poor ventilation.
  • Individual organisations and businesses may have their own policies requiring customers to wear face coverings, which should be respected.

Islanders are encourage to lateral flow test if they have symptoms or before visiting vulnerable people as this will help keep our community safe.

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Guidance in respect of face coverings

The recommendation to wear a face covering remains in place in any setting where:

  • there are crowds,
  • where it is hard to physically distance or
  • there is poor ventilation



For the latest education guidance please go to: Education guidance | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (


Health and care sites

HSC has confirmed that all visitors to health and care sites must continue to wear face coverings. Staff will also continue to wear them. This is in line with current NHS England guidance. It will be kept under regular review. Thank you for your continued support.

Exemption cards

We have created an exemption/ information card for those people who are unable to wear a face covering, or rely on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate.

You do not need to seek advice or request a letter from a medical professional about your reason for not wearing a face covering.

We are aware that some people may feel more comfortable showing something that says they do not have to wear a face covering. Carrying an exemption card is a personal choice and is not required by law.

The card can be downloaded from this web page or is available to collect from:

  • Guernsey Information Office
  • Beau Sejour Leisure Centre
  • Information desk Guernsey Airport
  • Health Connections shops,  Mill Street and Market Place

Sunflower lanyard or Sunflower badges

In addition, sunflower lanyards can be worn by those with a hidden disability and are available from the following locations:

  • Guernsey Information Office
  • Information desk Guernsey Airport
  • Health connections desk at the PEH, please call 01481 227470 

Or by contacting the States Disability Officer by emailing or calling 01481 222897.

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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 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  all non-clinical questions to


Monday to Friday 08:30-17:00