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COVID-19 updates

3:30pm - 16 February

Environment & Infrastructure make further changes to assist learner drivers during lockdown

To mitigate the impact the current COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are having on learner drivers/riders, the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure has approved changes to the renewal requirements of provisional motorcycle driving licences.

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1:15pm - 15 February

Death of COVID-19 patient at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital confirmed

On Sunday 14th February, a patient who had COVID-19 died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.  The patient was a man in his 60s.

The death is the first death of a COVID patient during the ‘second wave’ of the pandemic in Guernsey and the States of Guernsey, the Civil Contingencies Authority, Health and Social Care staff and all those involved in the COVID-19 response would like to express their sympathies to the friends and family for whom this will be an impossibly tragic time.

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6:12pm - 12 February

Changes to UK quarantine requirements for international arrivals

From Monday 15th February, people arriving in England who have visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK is banned (sometimes called ‘the red list’) in the 10 days before their arrival will need to quarantine for at least 10 days in a managed hotel at their own cost.  They will also need to take a coronavirus (Covid-19) test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of their quarantine.  Release from quarantine will be subject to a negative test result.  Should a person test positive their quarantine will be extended by 10 days from the date of the test.

Persons arriving with the intent of travelling on to the Bailiwick of Guernsey will need to complete the 10 day quarantine in England before they can leave to travel to the Bailiwick.  Furthermore, on arrival at their final destination in the Bailiwick they will still need to complete the mandatory 14 day self-isolation including testing on the day of arrival and on day 13.

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6:00pm - 12 February

Small business grants and waived rents for States’ commercial tenants return on Monday

Small Business Grants will again be introduced from Monday 15th February to support small firms financially impacted by the current lockdown.

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5:30pm - 12 February

Compulsory testing of birthing partners is among new safety measures for expectant parents attending the PEH to help safeguard all hospital services

Following a number of instances of visitors attending the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms, extra safety measures have been put in place for maternity services.

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4:15pm - 12 February

The Guernsey Institute distance learning

School age children are not the only learners who have suddenly had to switch to distance learning as a result of this second lockdown. The Guernsey Institute’s Executive Principal Jacki Hughes wants to highlight how many of the organisation’s learners are adults, looking to further their career or continue professional development.

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3:25pm - 12 February

Contact Income Support if your circumstances have changed

Employment & Social Security are reminding people to get in contact if they have claimed income support or hardship payments as a result of COVID-19 and their circumstances have changed.

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2:40pm - 12 February

Media Briefing - Monday 15th February at 1pm

The next Media Briefing will take place on Monday 15th February at 1pm.

It will be live streamed on the homepage of this website and on our facebook page (

1:30pm - 12 February

Gap between AstraZeneca doses to be increased to 10 weeks, in line with clear evidence that this improves effectiveness

In response to new scientific evidence that leaving a longer interval between the first and second AstraZeneca vaccine doses provides more protection to the individual, the Committee for Health & Social Care is extending the gap from six to 10 weeks.

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12:05pm - 11 February

Media Briefing - Friday 12th February at 1pm

The next Media Briefing will take place on Friday 12th February at 1pm.

It will be live streamed on the homepage of this website and on our facebook page (