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COVID-19 updates

9:25am - 9 July

Media Briefing - 10 July 2020

We will be livestreaming a COVID-19 media briefing via our Facebook page on Friday 10 July  at 1pm.  You can also watch the briefing live from this page. Please be aware that we will not be fielding questions from the public during the livestream.

1:30pm - 7 July

Payroll co-funding extended to taxi sector

The financial support for businesses provided through the payroll co-funding scheme is being extended to the taxi sector until the end of September.

Read the media release.

1:00pm - 2 July

Grant scheme

The grant scheme introduction has been moved to October to allow tourism businesses more time to prepare for new support mechanism.

Read the media release 

11:45am - 2 July

Public Health provides more details on positive COVID-19 cases seen during pandemic

Public Health Services are today releasing more information on the 252 individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 this year.  The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed on 9th March 2020 and the last positive case was on 30th April with no new cases identified since.

Read the media release.

2:00pm - 1 July

Ride of Respect – 5 July 2020

The Guernsey Bikers Group will be taking part in the ‘Ride of Respect’ starting at Vistas Café.

Read the media release

4:15pm - 25 June

Guernsey and the Isle of Man Air Bridge

The governments of Guernsey and the Isle of Man have agreed to form an ‘air bridge’ allowing travel between the jurisdictions without the need for self-isolating on arrival.

Read the joint statement. 

1:15pm - 23 June

Test on day 7 for arrivals to be piloted

The Civil Contingencies Authority has decided that a 7-day test for the virus that causes COVID-19 with early release from 14 day mandatory self-isolation only on receipt of a negative result will be piloted for arrivals into Guernsey for a one-week period in July.

Read the media release.

4:45pm - 19 June

Community Survey to learn about Islanders’ experiences during COVID-19 pandemic

A major survey will launch on Monday seeking to learn as much as possible about the experiences of Bailiwick residents during the COVID-19 pandemic and the phases of lockdown up until this point.

Read the media release.

4:15pm - 19 June

New ways of working for States Committees to remain in place as counter services return on Monday 22 June 2020

During lockdown, all States of Guernsey buildings were closed to the public with essential services provided online, via email or on the telephone.

Like many private sector businesses who have adapted during this period, and in response to the growing number of the community who are now choosing to access Services online, the Public Service is going continue with this approach as we move into Phase 5 and build upon the opportunity for further efficiencies that it presents.

Read the media release.

3:30pm - 19 June

Policy & Resources agree to continue financial support measures for worst hit sectors

The payroll co-funding scheme and other financial support measures will continue beyond June 30th to support sectors that are expected to face significant ongoing pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the media release.