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Critical Worker Travel

Organisations can apply for Critical Workers to have an exemption from some of the conditions of a post-travel self-isolation period in order for critical work to be carried out.

Critical Workers are defined as ‘individuals whose presence in the Bailiwick is required to keep critical services running, and are not already available in the Bailiwick.' The categories in which a Critical Worker must fall within are listed below. 

A guidance document and application form have been produced and are available below.

Before you travel to the Bailiwick please note the following requirements:

If you are travelling to the Bailiwick with a self-isolation exemption as a Critical Worker you MUST register using the Travel Tracker and state your travel history for the 7 days prior to travel.

On the day of travel you MUST have your exemption paperwork with you. This should be shown to the Welcome Team or the Guernsey Border Agency on arrival in the Bailiwick. They will let you know what you need to do at the port to meet the conditions of your exemption(s) and to fulfil your legal self-isolation requirements.

On arrival in the Bailiwick you are not required to complete a self-swab for COVID-19. Instead, the terms of your exemption require you to have a swab for COVID-19 taken by a clinician at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.  It is your responsibility to book your day 1 test prior to travelling to Guernsey.  Failure to comply with the terms of your exemption paperwork will result in you being subject to mandatory self-isolation for 14 days on arrival in the Bailiwick.

It is also your responsibility to book any further testing as appropriate and in accordance with your critical worker exemption.

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