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COVID-19 updates

3:05pm - 19 January

All countries and regions to be treated as Category 4 from 00.01 20 January 2021

The Civil Contingencies is suspending the country and region categorisations temporarily, and treating all arrivals into the Bailiwick as ‘Category 4’ arrivals.

While the non-essential travel ban is in place, the CCA feels it is right to designate all countries and regions as Category 4 to give absolute clarity on its intentions regarding travel and to ensure the robustness of border restrictions.  The CCA has also agreed that the categorisation of countries and regions should resume when the non-essential travel ban is lifted.

Read the media release. 

5:00pm - 17 January

Successful first weekend for Vaccine Contact Centre

The new system to book vaccination appointments went live at 8 am on Saturday 16 January 2021.

Thanks to a special delivery organised by Guernsey Post, the first batch of islanders in this 75 years and older vaccine cohort were able to begin to book their appointments over the weekend.

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3:35pm - 15 January

Vaccine update 15th January 2021

The Community Vaccination Centre (CVC) is scheduled to open on Monday 25 January 2021 and work is progressing well on the fit out of the Sir John Loveridge Hall.

Invitation letters to the first cohort of patients to be vaccinated at the CVC (those over the age of 75) are being sent out today. 

Read the media release.

5:40pm - 12 January

Essential Travel Permit required for travel into Bailiwick from 14 January 2021

Passengers coming to the Bailiwick of Guernsey will need to demonstrate their travel is essential by applying for an Essential Travel Permit for any journeys made from 00.01 Thursday 14 January 2021.

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4:00pm - 12 January

Negative COVID-19 test on arrival AND on day 13 needed for Day 14 release from self-isolation

Taking a day-of-arrival COVID-19 swab will now be essential, along with a day 13 test carried out at the drive through testing centre, in order for passengers to secure early release from the mandatory 21 days of self-isolation on, or around, day 14.

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1:10pm - 8 January

Civil Contingencies Authority: ‘Do not travel to the Bailiwick unless it is essential’

The Civil Contingencies Authority agreed at its meeting on the 7th January that no non-essential travel into the Bailiwick should take place, in light of developments with the coronavirus pandemic in the UK over recent days.

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3:40pm - 30 December

AstraZeneca vaccine

Today is another significant milestone in the battle against COVID-19 with the authorisation of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca for use in the UK. This authorisation was granted on the basis of the safety, quality and efficacy data submitted by AstraZeneca to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

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2:00pm - 24 December

New variant of SARS-CoV-2 identified in South Africa

A new variant of the SARS-COV-2 virus has been identified in South Africa. As with the variant identified in the UK, this one originating from South Africa also appears to be more transmissible.

Anyone who has travelled from South Africa in the last two weeks to the Bailiwick will already be in self-isolation from the date of their entry into the Bailiwick. However, we would like to add an additional level of caution.

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1:30pm - 24 December

Day 13 COVID-19 Testing for Alderney Residents

Following the CCA decision on Tuesday 22 December 2020 requiring all travellers arriving in the Bailiwick to have a mandatory Day 13 COVID-19 test, specific arrangements have been put in place for those travellers who transited to Alderney.

A dedicated nurse has been identified in Alderney to undertake the Day 13 tests in the Mignot Memorial Hospital testing facility.

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1:30pm - 23 December

4 New Positive Cases Identified Through Contact Tracing

The Director of Public Health, Dr Nicola Brink, has announced today that 4 new cases of COVID-19 were identified through contact tracing yesterday afternoon.  
All 4 cases are connected to positive cases that were identified in travellers returning to the Bailiwick through our contact tracing programme. There is still no current evidence of community seeding.

Read the media release.