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4:15pm - 16 July

Mignot Memorial Hospital and Alderney Care Home visiting to cease with immediate effect

Following the announcement this morning of 3 positive cases of COVID-19 identified in Alderney, all visiting to the Mignot Memorial Hospital and Alderney care homes has ceased with immediate effect.

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9:00am - 16 July

St Annes School to close today following eight staff identified as close contacts of positive case in Alderney

Public Health Services became aware late last night of three positive cases of COVID-19 in Alderney. While contact tracing is ongoing, these appear at this stage to be instances of community seeding.

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5:40pm - 15 July

Additional measures agreed for travel from Jersey to Guernsey from 00.01 Friday 16 July

The Civil Contingencies Authority has today agreed additional measures for all those travelling from Jersey. These new measures take effect from Friday 16 July.

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2:00pm - 14 July

No Covishield vaccines administered in the UK

Following media coverage earlier in July that some EU countries have stated that they will not accept travellers who have been vaccinated using Covishield, it has been confirmed that no Covishield vaccines have been administered in the UK or in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

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11:30am - 14 July

Policy & Resources Committee agrees support for business in critical need as a result of self-isolating

The Policy & Resources Committee has agreed it will consider providing exceptional support, on a case by case basis, to businesses who find themselves in a critical state as a result of staff having to self-isolate, which would be based on the current Payroll Co-funding scheme.

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12:15pm - 9 July

Young people who have travelled off-island must have Covid test before returning to education setting

Following the changes to border restrictions on 1st July 2021, parents are asked to please note that any young person who has travelled outside of the Bailiwick in the previous 14 days must have a Covid-19 test to confirm a negative result within the 48 hours before they return to an education setting, even if they have travelled through the “blue channel”.

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3:05pm - 8 July

The Civil Contingencies Authority has met this week and agreed to maintain its current rules around borders and travel, including the ‘blue’ channel which means fully vaccinated arrivals from the Common Travel Area (UK, Jersey, Isle of Man and Republic of

The Civil Contingencies Authority has met this week and agreed to maintain its current rules around borders and travel, including the ‘blue’ channel which means fully vaccinated arrivals from the Common Travel Area (UK, Jersey, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland) can travel without any testing or self-isolation requirements.

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4:40pm - 7 July

Travel via the Common Travel Area from non-CTA countries

Since new travel rules came into effect on the 1st of July, one area where there has been confusion has been in relation to ‘blue’ travellers who are fully vaccinated coming via the Common Travel Area from a non-CTA country or region. 

Read the media release for more information on this topic.


4:45pm - 6 July

UNICEF UK ‘Give the World a Shot’ VaccinAid campaign

The Overseas Aid & Development Commission’s local appeal for the UNICEF UK and Crowdfunder’s VaccinAid campaign, helping to deliver the biggest vaccine drive in history, has now raised over £17,000.

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9:00am - 3 July

EU recognition of Covishield Vaccination

The States of Guernsey became aware of a potential issue for travellers to the EU who have received an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination from one of 3 batches identified as Covishield (batch numbers - 4120Z001, 4120Z002, and 4120Z003).

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