Coronavirus Covid-19 Update

This follows the WHO’s decision to declare a pandemic, and takes into consideration the importance of minimising the impact of the virus on our small island community.

From 00.01 Thursday 19 March, anyone travelling into the Bailiwick of Guernsey of which includes Alderney will be required to self-isolate for 14 days regardless of any symptoms or port of origin. 

This decision was reached by the Strategic Co-ordinating Group and the recommendation made to the Civil Contingencies Authority, following a review of the latest epidemiological evidence regarding COVID-19 and a wider assessment by a range of agencies and services. 

This new measure includes all travel, by any means (including privately owned or chartered vessels) and includes travel between the Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, but not within the Bailiwick of Guernsey (between Guernsey, Alderney and Sark).  An exemption list for ‘critical roles’ to travel for reasons that are critical to the running of the Island will accompany this measure and is currently being prepared. 

Anyone in self-isolation having entered the Bailiwick who develops symptoms, however mild, of a cough, fever or shortness of breath must ring the coronavirus helpline on 01481 756938 and 01481 756969.

Please visit www.gov.gg/coronavirus to keep up to date with advice from Public Health Services.