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COVID-19 updates

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.

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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.

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3:30pm - 27 May

Business support cap deferred again by one month to support taxi operators

The Policy & Resources Committee have agreed a further one-month delay to the introduction of a cap on business support for taxi operators.

This decision comes after speaking with industry representatives who reported a further difficult trading period during May, with the inclement weather a contributing factor. It is also clear that the recent easing of travel restrictions has not resulted in a material increase in activity during much of May.

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1:15pm - 21 May

Civil Contingencies Authority sets out travel regime for July 1st

The Civil Contingencies Authority is setting out today the changes it expects to introduce to travel rules from the 1st July, removing some of the restrictions currently in place where the risk is low and in particular, enabling more travel to the UK and other parts of the Common Travel Area.

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6:55pm - 19 May

South East of England moves to Category 2 from 00.01 Thursday 20 May 2021

An update to data provided by Public Health England announced yesterday, has meant that the South East region of England has dropped to a Category 2 with effect from 00.01 Thursday 20 May 2021.

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4:00pm - 19 May

Please extend the #GuernseyTogether spirit to the Vaccination Contact Centre (VCC)

With nearly 58,000 doses of vaccine given since the last week of January, and invites now being sent out to those who are aged between 25 and 29, you would think staff at the VCC could be easing their foot off the pedal and looking to the end of Phase 2 of the programme in July.

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3:45pm - 19 May

Payroll Co-Funding Scheme extended and creation of a Visitor Attraction Support scheme announced

The Policy & Resources Committee have agreed to continue the Payroll Co-Funding Scheme for an additional three months and have also announced the intention to launch a Visitor Attraction Support scheme.

The Payroll Co-Funding Scheme will now continue until the end of September 2021.

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12:30pm - 19 May

Alderney residents aged 39 and under to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Guernsey

Following the recent advice issued by the JCVI that individuals aged between 18 and 39 should be offered an alternative vaccine to Astra Zeneca where possible, those in that age cohort living in Alderney have been contacted to discuss their options.  

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2:30pm - 17 May

Over 40s encouraged to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Anyone aged 40 or over is encouraged to make their vaccination appointments by Saturday 22 May. Those seeking to delay their appointment in order to be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine should note that this cannot be guaranteed.

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3:35pm - 12 May

Transit through Southampton Airport, Portsmouth and Poole ports will not affect travellers’ categorisation

From 14 May, transiting through Southampton Airport or Poole and Portsmouth ferry ports will not affect the ‘category’ applied to travellers to the Bailiwick.

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