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The States of Guernsey does not identify people that are browsing this site.

This site does not collect any data, which identifies you personally, without your knowledge.

However, the site does use cookies to collect anonymised information about how you browse this site, unless you opt-out or change the settings on your device.

The site also contains links to and from other websites. Usually, you will see a difference in the look of the web pages, flagging that you have gone into another website but if you are unsure, you can check the web address. Other online services and transactions that we link to or from will have a different privacy policy, so if you go to another website from this one, always read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

If you choose to, you can use this site to securely send information, including personal data, to the States of Guernsey.

This website is one of the various channels through which data can be sent from you to the States of Guernsey. The States of Guernsey will process any personal data that it collects in accordance with the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law 2017, which provides for your rights as a Data Subject.

To find out more about how the personal data the States of Guernsey receives about you is processed, please refer to the fair processing notice for the area you are in contact with as well as the COVID-19 fair processing notice.

Covid-19 Privacy Notice – The collection and use of your personal data for contact tracing

As part of Phase 4 of the States of Guernsey Exit Framework (the transitional plan for the gradual easing of restrictions in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, which are in place in response to COVID-19), businesses, events and establishments who are operating in a controlled environment are now obligated to collect the contact details for all customers using their services.

Central to this framework is the need to protect the health of the Bailiwick from the virus that causes COVID-19. In addition, detailed consideration has been given to the economic position of the Islands. The framework reflects the need to balance the risks posed by COVID-19 with the broader health and wellbeing of islanders.

For more information regarding controlled and uncontrolled environments, please see the States of Guernsey COVID Guidance page:

What additional information will be collected?

When you enter certain controlled business premises, such as restaurants, gyms, sports facilities, places of work, church and worship groups etc. those businesses and organisations are required to collect the following information from you:

  • Your name
  • Your contact telephone number

The data may be captured using computer based reservation/booking systems or in a hardcopy form. If you attend as a part of a group, you may be asked to provide details for all group participants.

What will your data be used for?

Your data is being collecting to comply with the guidelines set out by the States of Guernsey. Your data will be held securely and will only be used for the purpose of preventing, controlling and mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 and contact tracing. Your data will not be shared with any third parties, with the exception of the States of Guernsey Public Health department and/or if the business or organisation is required to do so by law.

How long will organisations/businesses keep my data?

Your personal data will be kept on file for as long as the Medical Officer of Health (MoH) considers necessary in order to prevent, control and mitigate the risks to life and public health posed by the disease COVID-19. After this time, it will be deleted. 

The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017 - (the Law)

The collection and use of personal data is regulated by the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017. Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

The organisation/business collecting and storing your data is known as the data controller.  Each data controller must adhere to specific obligations as set out in the law. 

For more information about what rights you have in terms of the use of your personal data, please see the Office of the Data Protection Authority’s webpage:

Your data will be collected and processed in accordance with the following lawful basis’:

  • The processing is necessary for MoH to exercise her powers or perform her duties under the Emergency Powers (Coronavirus) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2020;
  • The processing is necessary for reasons of public health and is carried out with appropriate safeguards for the significant interests of data subjects;
  • The processing is necessary for a law enforcement purpose, specifically safeguarding against or preventing public threats to security; and
  • The processing is necessary to protect vital interests of the individuals and those who they may pose a risk of contaminating.  

COVID-19 contacts