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Travel in Phase 6

Phase 6 is not yet in effect, this page is just for information to explain the plan and what is being considered for when the information is needed.

As we plan the transition from Phase 5 to Phase 6 (the Bailiwick’s return to the global community) of the safe exit from lockdown we continue to be reliant on the community working with us to minimise the occurrence of COVID-19 in the Bailiwick.

The key priority for Phase 6 is to establish safe entry and exit at our borders whilst we continue to plan for the Bailiwick’s response to the following scenarios:

  • Planning for the re-emergence of a single case
  • Planning for the re-emergence of a cluster of cases
  • Another wave of COVID-19 in the Bailiwick
  • Winter planning for normal winter influenza which may be complicated by another wave of COVID-19

The potential triggers for the move to Phase 6 – with no border controls are discussed below but include:

  • No cases of COVID-19 from unexplained community transmission that cannot be effectively contained by test, track and trace
  • The continued availability of on-island testing and the capacity to test up to 1,000 samples or more per day
  • The continued availability of a community track and trace programme
  • Continued community engagement with Public Health messaging
  • Community prevalence in England based on the ONS data or other identified data sources
  • Evidence that prevalence data obtained from the Border Pilot of Day 7 testing aligns with prevalence data from the ONS in England
  • In the future, the reinstatement of country and regional classifications, based on an assessment of COVID-19 risks.

To facilitate the safe entry and exit at our borders various activities have been planned (or commenced) which will provide Public Health with statistics to understand the impact of this activity. It is important to note that no activity will be risk free and the measures that are being put in place will only reduce risks. It is likely that the Bailiwick will see another case(s) of COVID-19 but now has the infrastructure, including an established ‘Test, Track and Trace Team’, in place to manage those cases and contain the spread of the virus in the Bailiwick.

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