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PCR test requirement to be relaxed in education

PCR test requirement to be relaxed in education

Tuesday 28 September 2021

PCR test requirement to be relaxed in education


Children will no longer have to take a PCR test in order to return to an education setting after travelling into the Bailiwick.

It aligns with the Civil Contingencies Authority's decision to relax the current travel rules on Monday 4 October.

However, children of Reception age or older will still be asked to take a lateral flow test at home before coming back to school if they have travelled in the previous 10 days.

Any parents who require additional lateral flow tests can collect them from their child’s school or Beau Sejour.

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Pictured: Despite numerous changes to travel rules, the £25 lateral flow packs on arrival will remain a staple for the foreseeable future. These testing kits are free to parents of children from their schools or from Beau Sejour. 

Last week, a raft of changes to current travel restrictions were announced. Some of those have already come into force, including the reduction of isolation periods (from 14 to 10 days) for those who have been vaccinated if they test positive for Covid-19. 

On Monday, the Bailiwick will align with the UK, which will be scrapping its traffic light system for a simpler ‘red list’ plan.

Any travellers into the Bailiwick from the Common Travel Area will be considered a ‘blue’ arrival, regardless of their vaccination status.

In line with the UK’s changes, the highest restrictions will be applied to people arriving from UK red-list jurisdictions. The rules will vary depending on a person’s vaccine status, and can be seen outlined below.

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Pictured: The changes to border restrictions announced last week. 

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