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4:30pm - 6 April

Director of Public Health announces fourth COVID-19 death in the Bailiwick

The Director of Public Health Dr Nicola Brink has made the following statement to announce the fourth COVID-19 related death in the Bailiwick:

‘I am very sorry to report that a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 sadly passed away over the weekend. The patient was in their 80s.

I offer my sincere condolences to their family and friends and ask that their privacy is respected at this extremely sad time.’

Read the media release.


11:00am - 6 April

The Civil Contingencies Authority made a number of emergency regulations at its meeting on 2 April

These emergency regulations are intended to either support the States of Guernsey’s response to the coronavirus pandemic or enable the continuation of certain elements of island life.

Read the media release.


5:12pm - 5 April

Urgent public request to support the Care Home and community care sector

Guernsey’s health and care providers are facing unprecedented challenges whilst managing the impact of COVID-19 in the Bailiwick.

Community services along with local residential, nursing and care homes are under immense pressure supporting COVID-19 patients in the community alongside the day to day home care in the community that takes place around the clock seven days a week.

Read the media release.


3:12pm - 5 April

Director of Public Health announces third COVID-19 death in the Bailiwick

The Director of Public Health Dr Nicola Brink has made the following statement to announce the third COVID-19 related death in the Bailiwick:

‘I am very sorry to report that a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 sadly passed away over the weekend. The patient was in their 80s.

I offer my sincere condolences to their family and friends and ask that their privacy is respected at this extremely sad time.

Read the media release.


5:12pm - 4 April

Overseas Aid and Development Commission returns £1m to support local coronavirus response

The Overseas Aid and Development Commission (OA&DC) has agreed to provide additional support to the States of Guernsey’s coronavirus response.

The Large Grants and Small Grants programmes for 2021 projects are being suspended, and the OA&DC is discussing with charities it supports, how much of their planned 2020 overseas work is affected by coronavirus restrictions in place in other countries.

The OA&DC anticipates this will mean at least £1m of the 2020 budget will be unspent and can be returned to General Revenue to support the States’ coronavirus response.

Read the media release.


4:30pm - 4 April

Next Media Briefing

The next media briefing will be held at 1pm on Tuesday 28th March 2020.


12:00pm - 4 April

Funeral guidance

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, there will be changes to how funerals are to be held.

A guidance document for members of the public has been produced.


12:00pm - 3 April

Looking after your mental health

Staying at home will be difficult, but this is to protect yourself and also other members of the community. When we remove our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection. We understand that for some people, staying at home for long periods of time can be boring or frustrating. You may find your mood and feelings being affected and you may feel low, worried or have problems sleeping. You may also feel isolated and alone, but we are here for you. There are a number of services and organisations available to help and support you and there are details of some on this page. It is also to remember that it is okay to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently.

There are some things you can do that may help, such as staying in touch with friends and relatives on the phone or by social media. Some people have found it useful to re-connect with a hobby or learn a new skill through an online course. There are also lots of resources you can use to keep you well during your time at home. More information is available at on our mental health support page.


5:12pm - 1 April

Community Monitoring Tool now available - 1 April 2020

In order to understand how the community are feeling and what challenges you are facing, we have created an online voluntary form. When completing this form, you will be asked questions regarding your current circumstances and whether you require any additional information or support. If you do require additional information, we will endeavour to provide this to you as quickly as possible. The information collated will also be used to match the needs of the community with coronavirus related services and support.

To find out how we collect and store your data safely and securely, please see our fair processing notice.


5:12pm - 30 March

Domestic abuse - physical, emotional, financial, sexual or psychological

Domestic abuse in any form will not be tolerated. Law Enforcement Officers will continue to take robust positive action.

Safer.gg has produced a guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse in Guernsey, Alderney and Sark during lockdown due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse you are not alone - Safer can help you. The information can be found on our domestic abuse support page.

An app called Hollie Guard will turn your smart phone into a safety device which can be activated by shaking it, sending your location to designated contacts. The app can be downloaded from app stores.