Travellers to Alderney from Guernsey asked to consider self-isolating

RECENT travellers to Alderney are being asked to strongly consider going into voluntary self-isolation for the good of the island.

Flights are still taking place between Guernsey and Alderney, but people travelling to Alderney are being asked to consider going into voluntary self-isolation. (29159826)
Flights are still taking place between Guernsey and Alderney, but people travelling to Alderney are being asked to consider going into voluntary self-isolation. (29159826)

Guernsey's Civil Contingencies Authority and the Alderney Operational Group are meeting today to discuss issues about the current lockdown, including travel between the islands.

Prior to this lockdown there has been unlimited movement between the two islands and as a result during the last week people have been travelling between Guernsey and Alderney unrestricted.

Now those who have returned from Guernsey in the last week are being asked to seriously consider Alderney as a whole and not to go to work, even if an essential worker, or go shopping. It is stated that this would put the entire island, its health and its infrastructure at risk.

Alderney President William Tate and Policy & Finance chairman Bill Abel both returned from meetings in Guernsey last week and are confining themselves to their homes for two weeks as a precaution and asking a friend to shop for essential supplies on their behalf.

Guidance for schools, businesses, hospitality and the public, announced by the CCA, are exactly the same for Alderney as they are in Guernsey as the guidance covers the entire Bailiwick.

Everyone should stay at home unless they are seeking medical care, carrying out essential shopping for food or supplies, or for up to two hours exercise outdoors. Those who work should do so from home if they can.

Further details of how the lockdown affects Alderney will be announced following the AoG meeting and will be available on the States of Alderney website, www.alderney.gov.gg.

For more Bailiwick-wide information and guidance please visit www.covid19.gov.gg.

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