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3:00pm - 9 December

Positive LFT testing to move back to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on Saturday

With effect from Saturday 11 December 2021 anyone who has a positive LFT can no longer attend the East Arm drop-in testing facility. Anyone who has a positive LFT must call the clinical helpline on 01481 220001 or 01481 220002.

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2:00pm - 8 December

Travellers advised to test before journey to the Bailiwick

Visitors travelling to the Bailiwick are being advised to carry out a lateral flow or PCR test before their journey. 

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2:40pm - 6 December

Community Vaccination Centre update

‘We are focusing on appointments as this is the most efficient way for us to hopefully reach our target of offering a booster vaccine to all over 18 year olds by the end of January. Letters will be sent to all those over the age of 18 – we are currently starting with older age groups – offering a specific appointment slot and we are asking everyone to do all that they can to make their appointment. We are asking employers to please support their staff in making their appointment. We are also prioritising inviting all 16 and 17 year olds who are due their second dose.

 

‘It is possible that ad-hoc drop-ins will be utilised should there be a window of time when the Community Vaccination Centre is quieter than expected, as our goal is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. However, we would advise islanders against relying on there being a drop-in as these will now only take place if the CVC has the capacity for them.’


9:50am - 3 December

Change to opening hours for COVID-19 Clinical Helpline

The Clinical Helpline will be operating new opening hours from today (Friday 3 December).  The Helpline will be open 7am until 8pm every weekday, and 8am until 8pm on weekends.  The Helpline continues to see a high volume of calls, but the calls are significantly lower after 8pm and before 7am.  Therefore, to best use the staffing resources available, the Helpline is changing its opening hours to concentrate on its busiest times. 

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12:25pm - 2 December

Employers urged to support the COVID-19 vaccine booster programme

As the Bailiwick Vaccination Programme ramps up a gear to deliver booster vaccinations to as many residents aged 18 or over as possible before the end of January 2022, the process for inviting individuals to attend the Community Vaccination Centre (CVC) is changing.  

The acceleration of the programme is in line with the recent advice from the JCVI and the UK Government drive to provide maximum COVID-19 protection by the end of January.

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12:00pm - 2 December

Call out for more COVID-19 vaccinators

Are you a registered health professional? The Community Vaccination Centre (CVC) needs your help.

Following the recent announcement of the JCVI to accelerate the COVID-19 booster programme, we need additional vaccinators to help deliver the booster programme for the next 4 to 6 weeks.

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11:10am - 2 December

COVID-19 Booster Programme roll out to be accelerated to maximise protection

On 29 November 2021, the JCVI announced that the COVID-19 booster programme would be extended to include anyone aged 18 or over, and young people aged 12 to 15 would be offered a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine in response to the Omicron variant of concern.

The Bailiwick will follow the UK and is working through arrangements and logistics to be able to offer a booster vaccine to all over 18 year olds by the end of January.  This is our target.

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4:15pm - 29 November

Secondary and post-16 students and staff must wear face coverings in communal areas from tomorrow

From tomorrow (Tuesday 30th November 2021), students and staff in secondary and post-16 education settings, and staff in primary schools, must wear face coverings in communal areas.

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3:45pm - 29 November

Civil Contingencies Authority agrees new requirements for travel and for the use of face coverings in response to uncertainty around Omicron variant

The CCA has agreed new requirements for travel and for the use of face coverings in certain settings in response to uncertainty around Omicron variant. These will come into effect from Wednesday 1 December 2021.

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5:35pm - 26 November

Reminder that 2D barcodes will automatically update once 30 day expiry has passed

Digital vaccination 2D bar codes launched for fully vaccinated people in the Bailiwick of Guernsey in October. As the 30 day expiry date approaches for some customers who generated a barcode last month, are reminded that the 2D barcode will automatically update when they log in online. But it won’t update until the barcode has reached its 30 day expiry date.

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