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COVID-19 updates

2:00pm - 1 May

Advice to boatowners after following changes to COVID-19 restrictions

Guernsey Coastguard is urging all boatowners to think very carefully before taking a private vessel out of any Guernsey harbour, marina and berths following the announcement of a relaxation of the rules on the private pleasure boat use during the COVID-19 lockdown measures due to the come into force on 00:01am local time on 2 May 2020.

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2:00pm - 1 May

Changes for General Aviation COVID-19 Restrictions

Owners and operators of General Aviation aircraft are now permitted to fly their aircraft in local air space for maintenance flights and engine health flights, provided they comply with the new guidance.

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1:15pm - 1 May

Exit from Lockdown – A Bailiwick Framework

The Committee for Health & Social Care has today made announcements about the gradual easing of restrictions relating to social, cultural and recreational activity.

Guidance has been issued which explains these changes which form part of a more detailed framework document that will be published during the week commencing 4 May 2020. The document sets out a phased exit from lockdown for the Bailiwick. Tailored measures for Alderney and Sark, specific for those jurisdictions, may be added.

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12:01am - 1 May

Financial support measures expanded to help businesses through Coronavirus pandemic

A package of financial support measures, introduced in March, is being expanded to provide greater levels of assistance to businesses. 

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9:35am - 29 April

Household Waste and Recycling Centre – further details of reopening

The Household Waste & Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Longue Hougue will reopen this Thursday, with extended operating hours but restrictions on what items can be dropped off.

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10:40am - 28 April

Operation guidance for removal companies released today

Guidance has been issued today specifically for removal companies which is intended to support them in carrying out removal operations safely.

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10:00am - 27 April

Support available for lodgers and tenants with urgent housing difficulties

Lodgers or tenants facing urgent housing difficulties during the COVID-19 outbreak can receive support and advice via a new helpline that has launched today.

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11:30am - 24 April

Career Advantage Programme established

Islanders who have recently lost their jobs are being encouraged to join a new programme designed to help them get back into work as soon as possible.

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5:00pm - 23 April

Jersey dentists enable the supply of essential surgical masks

At a time when all health and care providers are struggling with a global shortage of PPE equipment for their staff, a Jersey based dentist and dental engineer have assisted Guernsey by introducing a new supply chain for surgical masks.

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4:30pm - 23 April

Parents are reminded of the importance of childhood immunisations

With concerns over a potential increase in the number of measles cases in the UK, parents in the Bailiwick are being reminded to keep up with their children’s immunisation programmes.

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