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5:30pm - 22 April

Policy & Resources Committee seeks support for plan to fund the financial response to the coronavirus economic impact

The Policy & Resources Committee has worked quickly to produce a Policy Letter to ensure funds are available for an ongoing financial response to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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1:15pm - 22 April

New guidance outlines businesses that can operate if public health directions are met

New guidance for businesses and workers has been issued, which supersedes all previous guidance given and outlines which types of business can operate from 25 April 2020 if public health requirements on social distancing and hygiene are met.

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10:00am - 18 April

93 musicians come together virtually to perform You’ll Never Walk Alone

A total of 93 young musicians have come together, virtually, during the Easter holidays to record an arrangement for You’ll Never Walk Alone that has been published today on social media.

All musicians appear on-screen at the same time for the heartfelt rendition of the classic song. The Guernsey Youth Orchestra and Youth Choir normally meet every Saturday and each recorded their part from their own homes to pay tribute to the community during this challenging time.

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3:00pm - 17 April

Hiscox makes donation to HSC to help fight COVID-19 pandemic

Local insurer Hiscox has today provided a donation to Health & Social Care to assist with the purchase of additional ventilators as part of the delivery of the PEH’s essential COVID-19 preparedness. The new ventilators, once delivered, will be used now and in the future as part of the Island’s essential medical equipment stocks.

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1:15pm - 17 April

Lock down restrictions: phased resumption of business activity

The States of Guernsey will continue with the current 'lock down' restriction for the next week.

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1:15pm - 17 April

Schools, colleges and early years providers to remain closed for most pupils

Schools, colleges and early years providers (pre-schools, nurseries and childminders) will remain closed during this coming half term, which lasts until 31st May, to all except vulnerable students and children of essential workers.

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1:00pm - 16 April

Quitline Service adapts to lockdown measures

Guernsey Quitline has changed the way it provides its service to ensure smokers can access the very best support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Stopping smoking is the best action any smoker can take for their health but is even more important at this time as those that smoke are more likely to get a respiratory infection than a non-smoker and twice as likely to then develop pneumonia.

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1:00pm - 16 April

The Health Improvement Commission provides help and support for Islanders struggling with alcohol issues

In these difficult times and with us spending more time at home, it’s not surprising that some people are looking to alcohol to help them cope. Alcohol is a depressant and interferes with the processes in the brain that are important for good mental health. It impairs judgment and can make us irritable and impatient. In addition, drinking more than you usually would may lead to accidents and therefore place an extra burden on health services. So, as lockdown continues it is important to keep our intake in check and find different ways of coping.

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11:00am - 16 April

100 pairs of clogs donated to staff caring for COVID-19 patients

Channel Jumper, Alderney, has donated 100 pairs of clogs for use in the Intensive Care Unit and on Brock and Carey Ward.

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4:30pm - 15 April

More businesses to get financial help following changes to support schemes

Important changes have been made to the Coronavirus Payroll Co-funding and Small Business Grants schemes in response to feedback that the support measures in place were not meeting the legitimate needs of a significant number of the self-employed and sole traders in our community.

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