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5:12pm - 1 April

Community Monitoring Tool now available - 1 April 2020

In order to understand how the community are feeling and what challenges you are facing, we have created an online voluntary form. When completing this form, you will be asked questions regarding your current circumstances and whether you require any additional information or support. If you do require additional information, we will endeavour to provide this to you as quickly as possible. The information collated will also be used to match the needs of the community with coronavirus related services and support.

To find out how we collect and store your data safely and securely, please see our fair processing notice.


5:12pm - 30 March

Domestic abuse - physical, emotional, financial, sexual or psychological

Domestic abuse in any form will not be tolerated. Law Enforcement Officers will continue to take robust positive action.

Safer.gg has produced a guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse in Guernsey, Alderney and Sark during lockdown due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse you are not alone - Safer can help you. The information can be found on our domestic abuse support page.

An app called Hollie Guard will turn your smart phone into a safety device which can be activated by shaking it, sending your location to designated contacts. The app can be downloaded from app stores.


5:12pm - 29 March

Revised guidance for business issued - 29 March 2020

New guidance for businesses and workers has been issued, which supersedes all previous guidance given and supports the key message that in order to protect our community Islanders should, apart from specific reasons, STAY AT HOME.

A leaflet setting out the strict new measures will be delivered to every household over the next couple of days but can also be found online pdf icon here It is also available in Latvian, Polish and Portuguese below:


5:12pm - 24 March

Media briefing - 24 March 2020

Following the advice of the Director of Public Health, the Civil Contingencies Authority has made further emergency regulations requiring strict new measures in the Bailiwick from 00:01 on Wednesday 25 March. This decision has been made based on the number of positive cases of COVID-19 on the Island, the testing protocol due to laboratory capacity in the UK and the identification of the first case of community transmission (community seeding).

As of 14:00 on Wednesday 25 March, there were 23 positive results, 286 negative results with 89 results outstanding. The single most important action we can now take as a community in fighting the coronavirus is to stay at home in order to protect our Island and our medical infrastructure and save lives.

There strict measures will be put in place initially for 14 days (until 8 April) and include:

  1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes
  2. Closing non-essential shops and community spaces
  3. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public

Every Islander must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them - including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

These measures will be reviewed in 14 days (8th April), and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible. Guidance on staying at home and away from others is now available.

Guidance on shielding is also available and this is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) because of an underlying health condition, and for their family, friends and carers.