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COVID-19 updates

1:15pm - 22 December

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme commence on 17th December 202 following the arrival of the first consignment of 975 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Once taken from the -70 storage freezer, the vaccine can only be stored for 5 days. As a result, the vaccinators ran the vaccine clinics from Thursday to Sunday for the first cohort.

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1:10pm - 22 December

New measures for those self-isolating in response to new COVID-19 variant

The Civil Contingencies Authority has reviewed the latest evidence relating to a new variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  The evidence indicates the new variant is likely to be more transmissible and poses an increased risk to the community.  The CCA has therefore has agreed a number of new measures to protect the Bailiwick.

Effective immediately, those arriving from Category 4 regions and countries will be required to self-isolate until they receive a negative result from a day 13 test.  If they decline to take a day 13 test they will have to self-isolate for 21 days.

Those who choose to self-isolate with someone who has travelled to the Bailiwick will also need to adhere to the same requirement for testing on day 13 or self-isolating for 21 days, even if they did not themselves travel.

These changes are applicable to all those who arrived from 8th December and are currently in self-isolation. 

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2:30pm - 21 December

New variant of COVID-19 and Bailiwick border controls

New evidence is emerging of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).

This new variant appears to spread more quickly and appears to be responsible for rapidly rising cases of COVID-19 in the South East of England.

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4:35pm - 10 December

Guernsey Airport community #runstherunways for Aviation Action

Guernsey Airport staff and business partners (Aurigny, Aiglle Flight Support, ASG, Blue Islands, G4S, Guernsey Aero Club, Guernsey Airport Duty Free and Channel Islands Air Search) ran or supported the run of the 1583-metre distance of the runway for the national charity Aviation Action.

51 people who work at the airport in a range of departments and business partners carried out the charity’s Run the Runways challenge and raised £550.

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9:30am - 10 December

Social Investment Fund Update

Earlier this year, the newly formed Social Investment Fund (SIF) launched the Covid-19 Community Charity Appeal to support charities which have been badly affected by the pandemic and which have provided support to the community during the crisis. 

The Appeal has been incredibly successful, with £400,782.02 raised by generous public donations from individuals, businesses and charitable trusts.

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3:10pm - 7 December

81% of travellers opt for a day one COVID-19 test on arrival at ports

Between Friday 4th and Sunday 6th December 2020, 879 passengers have travelled to the Bailiwick.

Friday was the busiest day for travel due to the additional flights that were arranged in order to ensure that those students who wished to, could return to the Bailiwick for Christmas and New Year.

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4:45pm - 3 December

Self-isolating islanders and their households urged to heed advice

With more people arriving in the island to begin and complete self-isolation in time for Christmas, the States of Guernsey is reminding everyone of some key advice that will help families ensure they’re isolating safely.

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5:00pm - 2 December

MHRA approves COVID-19 vaccine for use

The British regulator, The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has announced today that the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which offers up to 95% protection against COVID-19 illness, is safe for roll-out from next week in the UK.

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9:30am - 1 December

Temporary suspension of Airport bus services in preparation for increased volume of arrivals

Following previous travel information informing arriving airline passengers that they are not permitted to use the public bus service as a means of transport to their self-isolation destination, the decision has been taken to suspend the bus stop for the period when there are expected to be a high number of flight arrivals.

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4:30pm - 30 November

Sir John Loveridge Hall fulfils all requirements for Vaccination Centre

The Sir John Loveridge Hall at Beau Sejour was chosen as the Community Vaccination Centre because it met all of the key requirements.

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