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COVID-19 updates

4:25pm - 5 August

Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) and COVID-19

As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to expand our regular programme of testing for people who have a higher chance of being exposed to COVID-19.

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4:00pm - 4 August

Guernsey UNICEF VaccinAid Campaign Total reaches £20,000

The Overseas Aid & Development Commission previously invited Islanders to support UNICEF UK and Crowdfunder’s VaccinAid campaign, helping to deliver the biggest vaccine drive in history to the poorer people of the world. The Commission is delighted to note that the public appeal has now raised over £20,000 thanks to the generosity of Islanders.

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3:15pm - 4 August

Lateral flow tests to be handed to fully vaccinated arrivals from Friday, with charging for them coming into effect on Monday

Fully vaccinated travellers into the Bailiwick will be provided with lateral flow tests on arrival from Friday 6th August 2021 - the necessary testing packs having now arrived in the island.

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4:20pm - 2 August

Observed lateral flow tests to be accepted for travellers from Jersey

The Civil Contingencies Authority has decided to retain specific restrictions in place for fully vaccinated travellers from Jersey, but will from tomorrow introduce greater flexibility regarding the pre-travel test.

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4:15pm - 2 August

Vaccination certification from EU/EFTA Member States accepted from Monday 16th August

The Civil Contingencies Authority has considered the potential for the further proportionate easing of travel restrictions in the weeks ahead and decided that Guernsey will accept vaccination certificates from all EU and European Free Trade Association Member States from Monday 16th August.

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3:45pm - 30 July

COVID-19 Status – French ‘Pass Sanitaire’

We are aware that from 1 August, new requirements will take effect in France requiring individuals to demonstrate their COVID-19 status through the French ‘pass sanitaire’. This will be required to use certain forms of transport, such as trains, as well as to access a range of services and venues including leisure facilities such as bars, restaurants, museums, and cinemas.

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3:50pm - 27 July

Fully vaccinated travellers to receive lateral flow tests on arrival

Fully vaccinated travellers into the Bailiwick will be provided with lateral flow tests on arrival from Tuesday 3rd August 2021, provided the necessary testing packs arrive in the anticipated timeframe.

The Civil Contingencies Authority has confirmed that it will introduce lateral flow tests on arrival for adult ‘blue channelers’ – those travelling from within the Common Travel Area who have received two vaccine doses plus 14 days having passed since their second jab. The Authority is also strongly recommending that those who are not local residents arrange to take a pre-travel test (either PCR or lateral flow).

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3:00pm - 26 July

Pre-travel testing will no longer come into effect on Thursday

The Civil Contingencies Authority said last week that it would be undertaking further work over the weekend to examine how best it could implement proposals to provide greater levels of protection to our small communities.

A further announcement will be made tomorrow (27th July), once the CCA has made a final decision on whether any other mitigating measures are required. 

Further work is needed and as a consequence the planned changes on Thursday this week (29th July), requiring fully vaccinated travellers to have a pre-travel test, have been put on hold.

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3:25pm - 25 July

CCA is listening to community feedback

The Civil Contingencies Authority would like to assure the Bailiwick Community that it is listening to feedback, comments and concerns following the announcement of pre-travel testing on Friday.

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3:25pm - 21 July

Act on symptoms immediately

Following instances of community seeding of COVID having been seen in Guernsey and Alderney, Public Health is urging all islanders to act immediately if showing any symptoms, however mild.

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