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COVID-19 updates

4:30pm - 7 August

Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 - the virus causing COVID-19

Like countries across the globe, the States of Guernsey is preparing for when a vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, becomes available. As well as the practical considerations needed to embark on a large scale voluntary vaccination programme, a number of policy and legislative matters relating to the introduction of a new vaccine need to be considered.

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4:00pm - 5 August

Public Health seeks to understand the impact on islanders who tested positive for COVID-19

Public Health Services has, today, sent out correspondence to those Islanders who contracted COVID-19 earlier this year.

The survey, which should take no more than 15 minutes to complete, will help us to understand the possible healthcare needs of those who have had COVID-19.

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1:15pm - 5 August

Guernsey and Isle of Man health officials agree ‘in principle’ reciprocal healthcare agreement for the duration of the Air Bridge

Health officials from both Guernsey and the Isle of Man have come to an ‘in principle’ agreement to introduce a reciprocal healthcare agreement between Guernsey and the Isle of Man for the duration of time that the current ‘Air Bridge’ is operational.

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1:15pm - 5 August

Self-Isolation requirement to change from 17 August 2020

The Civil Contingencies Authority (CCA) has agreed to vary the self-isolation requirements for travellers entering the Bailiwick with effect from Monday 17 August 2020.

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3:45pm - 4 August

Media Briefing – 5 August 2020

We will be livestreaming a COVID-19 media briefing via our Facebook page on Wednesday 5 August at 1pm. You can also watch the briefing live from the homepage of this website. Please be aware that we will not be fielding questions from the public during the livestream. Subtitles will be available during the briefing.

10:00am - 30 July

Payroll co-funding phase 2 applications

Businesses eligible for support through the payroll co-funding scheme between 1 July and 30 September can begin making applications for the second phase of funding from 1 August.

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1:30pm - 24 July

Antibody Testing

517 HSC staff have been tested for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, following the introduction of clinics offering testing to healthcare staff.

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9:55am - 24 July

HSC response to Scrutiny Management Committee on contractual arrangements with Primary Care Practices

The Committee for Health & Social Care has provided a detailed response to the Scrutiny Management Committee with regard to the contractual arrangements made with the primary care practices.

Summary of HSC response to Scrutiny Management Committee

HSC response to Scrutiny Management Committee re Primary Care during COVID-19

Primary Care joint working contract

Primary Care call-off contract

1:30pm - 23 July

Health Visitors change to working arrangements

During lockdown, the Health Visitor Service rapidly introduced some new ways of working. Due to the success of this, these will remain in place.

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5:25pm - 20 July

The States of Guernsey releases more data on the results of its testing programme

Daily statistics are provided by Public Health Services which give islanders data on the number of samples tested, along with a summary of case groupings for the positive cases that have been identified.

More data has been released today on the results of the recently conducted pilot programme.

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