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Coronavirus: No plans to stop sporting or cultural events in Bailiwick

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IN LIGHT of the evolving coronavirus situation, advice has been issued for anyone who is organising or attending sporting or cultural events.

Director of Public Health Dr Nicola Brink. (27315155)

Public Health Services in Guernsey has no current plans to stop any sporting or cultural events being held in the Bailiwick as the possibility of there being an outbreak remains low and there are no positive cases of the coronavirus Covid-19 at this time.

This situation will be regularly reviewed and advice may change at short notice as the situation is rapidly evolving.

However, Public Health Services wanted to remind islanders of the recent advice on how to protect yourself from the coronavirus - and any virus - and what to do if you have recently travelled to an affected area.

Director of Public Health Dr Nicola Brink said: 'This guidance is for the good of the community so that we can stop the spread of COVID-19.

'We appreciate the help and support of islanders as we try and minimise the spread of any infection in the Bailiwick.

'Public Health Services does insist that if a participant or attendee is suspected of having been exposed to, or is exhibiting the symptoms of the coronavirus, they do not attend any events or activities until they are advised they are able to do so having completed the period of self-isolation determined by Public Health Services.

'COVID-19 is a statutory notifiable disease and we are asking people with a suspected or confirmed infection to self-isolate for the good of our community.

'Furthermore, in line with normal good hygiene practices all children with any kind of respiratory symptoms, even if they haven’t been to an affected area, should not attend events.'

Currently, 58 samples have been taken from islanders for the virus. 16 have returned with negative results and 42 are still awaiting results.

Zoe Fitch

By Zoe Fitch
News reporter

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