The Civil Contingencies Authority has agreed today that Alderney should move to Stage 2 of the exit from lockdown on Tuesday 2nd March.
The self-swabbing facilities at the East Arm and the Ferry Terminal were set up in September last year to enable travellers to take a COVID-19 test on arrival. On 28 January of this year, these facilities were adapted to test a range of critical and essential workers through a targeted testing programme. Between 28 January and 28 February, 10,000 self-swabs will have been taken using these facilities.
The Policy & Resources Committee has reviewed and agreed the business support measures it will provide going forward, once the Bailiwick moves into Stage 2 of its exit from the current lockdown.
Essential workers, who couldn't work from home, and were unable to attend work because they were following Public Health advice to self-isolate during the first few weeks of lockdown, may be eligible to receive a retrospective payment.
The Revenue Service is advising people who have chosen to temporarily work for their UK employer from Guernsey during the pandemic that basing themselves in the Island may have implications for their personal tax situation.
As Stage 1 begins in Guernsey today, it is expected there will be a significant increase in deliveries as more businesses resume operating, always in a non-customer-facing way.
Delivery drivers are being reminded that they must, under the rules for Stage 1, wear gloves, socially distance and follow all hygiene guidelines. Deliveries must also be undertaken by only one person. Goods must be left on the doorstep or outside, with no direct customer interaction. Delivery drivers are also strongly recommended to wear face coverings.
Please note that from 00.01 on Monday 22 February 2021 we will be moving to stage 1 of lockdown in Guernsey. Alderney move to stage 1 on Thursday 18 February.
For more on stage 1, please go to the lockdown framework at: bit.ly/exitfromlockdown
Distance Learning currently being delivered in States schools and via the Guernsey Institute is designed to ensure students all have access to direct support from their teachers and lecturers every day, while also providing families with flexibility to manage schoolwork around many other commitments parents and carers are having to juggle during lockdown.
The Distance Learning policy has been revised since it was introduced during the first lockdown, under the previous Committee for Education, Sport and Culture, and now includes a greater emphasis on daily access to direct teaching. Direct teaching can be provided in several different ways including pre-recorded content, content from third party providers or live lessons.