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1:45pm - 30 June

Travel with effect from 1 July 2021

From tomorrow travellers who have received 2 doses of an MHRA approved vaccine (with the second dose received 14 days prior to travel) who have not travelled outside the Common Travel Area will be able to enter the Bailiwick with no self-isolation or testing requirements (Blue Channel travellers). Full details on travel requirements with effect from 1 July 2021 can be found here.

Read the media release.


12:15pm - 24 June

Businesses can register their interest for Visitor Attraction Support Scheme

Businesses eligible for support from the Visitor Attraction Support Scheme are being asked to register their interest ahead of the launch of the Scheme early next month.

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4:00pm - 23 June

1st July: CCA agrees to continue with planned changes in travel restrictions in line with STAC and Public Health advice, with some additional testing requirements for under-18s

In line with STAC & Public Health recommendations, the CCA has agreed to continue with planned changes to travel rules from 1 July 2021. This will now include testing for under 18s. There will be a briefing at 1pm Friday to discuss this further.

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1:30pm - 22 June

Vaccination for islanders in passive follow-up

Islanders who are in passive-follow up and are due to have a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine must not turn up to the Community Vaccination Centre (CVC) without an appointment. The CVC is sharing space with other users at Beau Sejour and it is essential that vaccine doses are given safely with the necessary clinical observations taking place immediately after the vaccine is given. Islanders turning up without appointments puts pressure on the CVC staff and diverts resources away from the main clinical area and they will not be vaccinated.

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2:30pm - 18 June

COVID-19 Status letters

For all Islanders who have received 2 doses of vaccine and 2 weeks have passed since their second dose, a letter of confirmation will be sent out providing the dates, vaccine name and batch number for each dose. These letters will be sent out in batches of 10,000 starting today, Friday 18 June 2021. it is likely that it will take 5 working days for Islanders to receive their certificates if 14 days had passed following their second dose of vaccine by Thursday 17 June 2021.

 

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12:30pm - 18 June

Online form launched to enable returning students to register for a COVID-19 vaccine

Overseas students who are returning this summer who have not yet had a COVID-19 vaccine where they are studying or have only had 1 dose, are asked to complete an online form to receive the necessary doses of vaccine over the summer break.

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4:00pm - 14 June

Vaccination Drop-In Clinics

In order to maximise the number of doses of vaccine that can be dispensed in any particular clinic, and to accommodate as many islanders as possible who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, a series of drop-in sessions will commence this week.

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2:15pm - 11 June

Civil Contingencies Authority revises July 1st travel rules in response to Delta Variant

The Civil Contingencies Authority is revising the planned travel rules which will take effect from July 1st.

Prevalence levels are continuing to rise quickly across many UK regions. Data focusing specifically on the Delta Variant is also showing that it is more transmissible than other variants, and the efficacy of a single dose of a vaccine is reduced significantly (approx. 17%). The reduction in efficacy of the vaccine after both doses is however less severe (approx. 8%). Data is continuing to emerge; however, these initial findings are of concern and the CCA has agreed it is right to make changes to the plans for travel from July 1st and to continue to review the situation every two weeks.

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2:00pm - 3 June

COVID-19 testing for Category 2 travellers leaving before day 7

Travellers arriving in the Bailiwick from a Category 2 country or region have to self-isolate until they receive a negative test results from the day 1 test taken at the port of entry. After that they can leave self-isolation and comply with the rules of passive follow-up until day 14 after their arrival. During the passive follow-up period they are required to take a second COVID-19 test on day 7.

Read the media release.


2:30pm - 1 June

Positive Case Update

On Saturday 29 May, we announced that a new case of COVID-19 had been detected in the Bailiwick. The positive case was an incoming traveller who arrived in the Island from a Category 2 area and received a negative test result from their day 1 swab at the port. During the first week of passive follow-up the person developed COVID-like symptoms and came forward for testing.

Read the media release.