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COVID-19 updates

5:30pm - 4 March

Media Briefing – 5 March 2021

We are livestreaming a virtual COVID-19 briefing at 1.00pm Friday 5 March on our Facebook page.

You can also watch at and listen on local radio, subtitles will be included on the stream.

Tune in for answers to some children's questions as the panel address concerns that some of the Island's younger residents have.

10:05am - 4 March

Changes to public bus services in Stage 2, effective from Monday 8 March

The scheduled public bus service will return to a full service, as per the existing timetable issued on 6 January 2020, once we enter Stage 2 of the exit from lockdown on Monday 8 March. The exception being that the Friday and Saturday night bus services are still suspended until we enter Stage 3. 

Read the media release.

4:05pm - 1 March

TGI engaging with community to establish demand for on-island studies

Last week, The Guernsey Institute started surveying students to see whether they would be interested in continuing their studies on-island next year, instead of going to university.

This comes as an increasing number of students began to express concerns about starting university as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.

Read the media release.

2:11pm - 1 March

Stage 2 guidance set out ahead of CCA decision on Guernsey move to next stage of exit from lockdown

The States of Guernsey has updated the guidance for Stage 2 of the exit from lockdown.  The guidance covers rules for businesses, households and social gatherings.  The guidance has been finalised and published ahead of Alderney’s move to Stage 2 tomorrow (Tues 2 March).

It is also being published ahead the Civil Contingencies Authority’s decision on whether Guernsey should move to Stage 2 on Monday 8 March, which will be made at its meeting tomorrow.

Read the media release

1:50pm - 1 March

Schools, college and early years providers to re-open on Monday 8th March

The majority of young people will be able to return to schools, college and early years settings on Monday 8th March, as long as the positive strides made since we entered lockdown are maintained.

Secondary school students will be split and return over two days, with Years 7, 8 and 9 returning on Monday while Year 10 and upwards will return on Tuesday 9th March. This will allow younger students in secondary schools to familiarise themselves with the introduction of their new class bubbles, before older students return to school the following day.

Read the media release

5:00pm - 26 February

COVID-19 Vaccination Update #2

It is just over a month since our last vaccination programme update and we have now delivered over 21,000 doses of vaccine.  

Read the media release.

2:15pm - 26 February

Civil Contingencies Authority agrees for Alderney to move to Stage 2 on Tuesday 2nd March

The Civil Contingencies Authority has agreed today that Alderney should move to Stage 2 of the exit from lockdown on Tuesday 2nd March.

Read the media release.

12:20pm - 26 February

10,000th self-swab completed at the East Arm/ Ferry Terminal this week

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.

Read the media release.

12:15pm - 24 February

Support scheme for Visitor Accommodation sector to continue until 2022

The support scheme in place for visitor accommodation businesses in Guernsey and Alderney will continue beyond the end of March this year, for a further 12 months.

Read the media release.

12:00pm - 24 February

Support recovery clause removed as business support for Stage 2 plans are announced

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.

Read the media release.