Parents and carers are being advised of guidance in place for the wearing of face coverings in education settings when students return after half term.
From tomorrow (Wednesday 27th October), fully vaccinated travellers arriving in the Bailiwick from outside the Common Travel Area (CTA), who have NOT spent time in any UK Red List country in the 10 days before their arrival, will no longer be asked to do a PCR test.
The States of Guernsey can confirm that following successful overnight testing, the introduction of 2D bar codes for digital vaccination certificates has gone ahead this morning.
The Civil Contingencies Authority and Public Health officials are calling on the community to take additional precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Recent days have seen a further rise in cases and more hospital admissions. Concerns remain that in some cases people are not following some of the central guidance such as staying at home when unwell, reporting symptoms, good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
From tomorrow, people filling out their information on the Travel Tracker ahead of a journey to the Bailiwick of Guernsey will be able to do so up to 8 days before the journey. This is increased from the current 2 days.
Packs of 25 Lateral Flow Test (LFT) kits will be made available to all Islanders from Monday (18th October). The use of these kits will help us slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, particularly over the winter months. During this time we are more likely to be indoors, in crowded places or attending parties, and potentially coming into contact with positive cases.
As winter approaches and temperatures drop, health officials are urging Islanders to continue following the good practice they have adopted as part of living responsibly with COVID.