As national statistics top 60,000 daily cases of corona virus, and the UK now fully locked back down, 2021 has had a difficult start.
We’ve now learnt of the Isle of Man re-entering a state of lockdown from midnight tonight as well, as the latest strain continues to prove itself more transmissible.
Despite our internal freedoms and strict border controls, the effects of a third national lockdown in the UK have been felt in Guernsey. An update from the States of Guernsey will be given this Friday.
Pictured: Condor now requires a negative test within 72 hours of departure if leaving the UK or Jersey.
Aurigny says it expects to have an update once it knows whether or not students have started returning back to the island.
It has seen calls from a standing Deputy and an ex-politician for an update as soon as possible regarding Guernsey’s stance on border controls and a vaccine update. We now know that a briefing will be held this Friday at 1pm and will return fortnightly.
@gavinstpier I know your point is about our borders. I'm equally interested in our vaccine plans & wondered whether you were aware of anything released about numbers vaccinated already or numbers anticipated in the next few days pls? I see the UK has now vaccinated 1.3million.— Matt Fallaize (@matt_fallaize) January 5, 2021
It has been confirmed by the Isle of Man government that the latest lockdown comes after someone completed their 14 day isolation period, returned to the community, but was unknowingly still infectious.
Pictured top: Guernsey continues to enjoy complete freedom within the island, as the rest of the British Isles continue to lock down.
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