As part of the "significant operational planning" for Phase 5c, a new webpage is being developed to make it easier to capture data about travellers and their contacts before they arrive.
The ‘Travel Tracker’ will be available from the covid section of the States of Guernsey website. 48 hours before arriving on the island, travellers will need to create an account and fill in details such as travel history, where in Guernsey they will be staying, and who they have had contact with in case tracing needs to be carried out.
It is hoped this will speed up the arrivals process, as it is an alternative to the paper travel declaration travellers currently make at the airport. With on-arrival testing set to begin on 26 October, Public Health are hoping to avoid large crowds at the ports.
Someone's Travel Tracker account will also link to their test results. Their swab test will be linked to a bar code which, when scanned, will upload the test results to the account.
A States spokesperson has confirmed that the online Travel Tracker will not be made a legal requirement; alternative arrangements can be made for people who have accessibility issues with the website, and staff will be available to assist at the ports.
More information about the website will be released in the lead-up to the introduction of Phase 5c. Click HERE to read more about the latest changes to travel restrictions.
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