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Face Coverings

This page was last updated on 26 January 2022.

The CCA agreed to remove mandatory requirement for face coverings from midnight (00.01am 26 January 2022)

  • However, the CCA continues to recommend face coverings are used especially in enclosed spaces, in crowds or where there is poor ventilation.


Islanders are urged to step up vigilance and take further precautions including regular Lateral Flow Testing. We recommend testing yourself twice a week, this will help keep our community safe and stop the spread of the virus. 

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

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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


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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