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10:00am - 11 June

Media Brieifing at 1pm today

Tune in to listen to the plans for phase 5 and recovery.


3:00pm - 9 June

Data shows improvement in air quality during ‘lockdown’

A review has been carried out to investigate the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown measures on local air quality. It found notable reductions in nitrogen oxides, as traffic volumes fell to around a third of normal levels during the recent lockdown.

Read the media release.


7:20pm - 5 June

Changes to public bus services effective from Monday 8th June

An ‘enhanced Saturday’ bus service with integrated school services will be operated on week days from Monday 8th June until further notice, in order to account for increased bus passenger journeys across the network with the beginning of phase 4 and the re-opening of State’s schools.

Read the media release.


11:50am - 5 June

Traffic-free trial on the Quay and Church Square to continue this weekend

From 10am this Saturday until 7am Monday morning, Church Square will once again close to traffic.
The Quay will also close (from Quay Street to the Crown Pier) from 10am this Sunday to 7:30pm the same day, but will remain open on Saturday.
Lower Pollet will not close this weekend.

Read the media release.


4:30pm - 4 June

College of Further Education leads the way back to school

The largest member of The Guernsey Institute welcomed the first 65 students and 40 staff back across its three campuses, with the aim of having them complete assessments on technical and occupational competence. It was the first States-run education facility to open its doors after lockdown.

Read the media release.


4:00pm - 4 June

UK travel restrictions

The UK Government is introducing new restrictions for people entering the UK from 08 June. Bailiwick residents returning to the Bailiwick from abroad and transiting through the UK will have to self-isolate following UK rules for the time that they are in the UK but do NOT have to stay in the UK for as long as 14 days.

Read the media release.


9:30am - 4 June

Income Support and Hardship Fund – Have your circumstances changed?

As Guernsey moves into Phase 4 more businesses and organisations are beginning to operate and as a result, islanders are returning to work. Therefore, people who are receiving income support or a hardship payment as a result of COVID-19 are being reminded to inform Employment & Social Security if their circumstances have changed. This may include an increase in their income since they made their claim, or returning to work.

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12:00pm - 3 June

Appointments made to lead Les Beaucamps and St Sampson’s

Two leaders experienced in education in Guernsey have been appointed as Interim Principals of St Sampson’s and Les Beaucamps High Schools during the ‘pause and review’ of the future model of secondary education. 

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11:45am - 3 June

Self-isolation requirements for some Southampton Hospital patients

HSC received confirmation yesterday (2 June 2020) that any patients travelling to University Hospital Southampton (UHS) that are being admitted for inpatient treatment will now have to self-isolate for 14 days in Guernsey prior to travelling to the UK. This is in addition to the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days when travellers return to the Bailiwick.

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7:00am - 3 June

‘The Summer Starts HERE’ Staycation campaign to support local tourism industry

A new campaign to encourage Islanders to enjoy a staycation and support the Bailiwick’s tourism industry gets underway today. ‘The Summer Starts HERE’ campaign aims to get locals taking advantage of the top quality visitor accommodation, hospitality offering and holiday activities the Islands have to offer.

Read the media release.