UK visitors will be able to come back to The Islands

UK visitors will be able to come back to The Islands of Guernsey – Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm – from 1st July Guernsey is set to return to normal travel with the UK, Jersey, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland from 1 July. For arrivals coming from within the Common Travel Area there will be no testing or self-isolation requirement, the States of Guernsey said. The further relaxation of border controls comes as part of a transition to a traffic light system of travel. The system will be largely based on the UK system of categorising countries according to their infection rates. Currently, people coming from areas in Guernsey's four tier system have to self-isolate and be tested, depending on the coronavirus infection rate of the area they arrive from. Those arriving from the CTA will be categorised as 'blue' and arrivals will not need to be tested on arrival or self-isolate. However, those coming from areas categorised as 'green' by the UK and who have had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine can also avoid self-isolation, the States confirmed. People without both vaccines coming from green areas must self-isolate until they have tested negative for coronavirus on arrival. Similarly, those coming from amber areas with both doses must also self-isolate until a negative test

Sark Coronavirus Phase 5

Phase 5 - currently in place

Phase 5 should be considered a return to normal activity in the Bailiwick – the Bailiwick Bubble.

Social distancing and controlled and uncontrolled environments will no longer be required. However, we recommend that individuals still keep a diary of their activities to assist with contact tracing if this was ever needed.

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Sark Coronavirus Phase 4

The welcome announcement on Friday, May 22nd indicating that, on the 29th of May, the Bailiwick would move into phase four of the exit from lockdown, this will increase the freedom for residents and gradually allow for a return to the new normal. As with any new guidelines, they often evolve and change before being formally introduced. The original guidelines were amended and updated through last week and were still not complete before the media release on Friday 29th May.

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Sark Coronavirus Phase 3

Phase 3 came into force on Saturday 16th May. More non-essential businesses will be able to resume, and four hours of recreation time will remain in place at this time. Up to 4 households may bubble together in total. This may be formed by the joining of two bubbles (already joined) with another two households already previously joined together, or may be formed by the addition of one or two single households with another two-household bubble. Essentially, these four households form one bubble – anything else is outside of that bubble.

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Sark Coronavirus

Sark Chief Pleas says besides two hours of exercise every day only essential workers should leave their homes as it enforces Bailiwick-wide rules to minimize the spread of coronavirus. In a statement the island's government says it is working with businesses to draw up a list of essential workers, who will then be contacted. The island will have no rubbish collections for two weeks and all non-essential services will stop.

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The boat that Isle of Sark Shipping intends to buy

Corsaire des Iles II, the boat that Isle of Sark Shipping intends to buy to replace the Bon Marin de Serk and the Sark Belle. An extraordinary meeting was held on Wednesday at which members voted to approve the purchase and also to guarantee a loan of £300,000 to the company.

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