Latest States of Guernsey Covid briefing:

From 1 July, only those with 2 vaccinations can travel unrestricted and then only after two weeks.

Safety of citizens the 'prime duty' in view of the Delta variant.
CCA will review the decision at least every two weeks.

'Uncertainty' was always going to be part of the Bailiwick blueprint - Dr Brink
Factors behind the decision, according to the CCA:

Increased prevalence of Covid in the UK
91% of UK cases are due to the Delta variant
Vaccine efficacy after one jab is reduced against this variant
'The emergence of the Delta variant is a game changer' - Dr Brink

A single jab is 50% effective against the Alpha (Kent) variant - only 33% against Delta
The 1 July changes are now a 'bridging programme' - Dr Brink

'We want to avoid the polarisation of our community' - Dep Ferbrache, stressing relatively restriction-free lifestyle of Bailiwick residents
So, coming in to the Bailiwick from UK, Jersey, IOM:

Second jab two weeks ago?

Yes? Come on in
No? Need to follow existing area-based iso rules
Under-16s 'will carry the vaccination status of their parents' but may face some additional testing
Reassurance given re Guernsey's testing capacity

Young people will be prioritised over those who have previously been invited but have not taken up the vaccine
The latest case of Covid in Guernsey was the Delta variant - according to genome sequencing result - Dr Brink
'We've got to start opening the door' - Dep Ferbrache

Those vaccinated can still pick up and pass on the virus but the risk is greatly reduced.
Travellers are urged to use the Travel Tracker app but the 'Welcoming Team' can accommodate those who cannot - 'it'll just take longer'.

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