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Testing Before Returning To School Or Clubs

Young people who have travelled off-island must have a Covid test before returning to their education setting.

Following the changes to restrictions on 1 July, any young person who has travelled outside of the Bailiwick in the previous 14 days must have a negative result within 48 hours before they can return to school, even if they have travelled through the “blue channel”.

An education setting includes any early years provider such as pre-schools, nurseries or childminders, schools or colleges.

Public Health guidance is that this system of testing prior to returning to education settings should also be extended to holiday and sports clubs run during the summer holidays. 

Dr Nicola Brink says it relates to organised activities rather than ad-hoc:

"We were specifically approached by people running holiday activities, camps etc and were asked how we could help them. This relates to organised activities where a child has become unwell with covid and it could impact on others taking part in the activity. "

Parents are asked to follow this Public Health guidance, which is in place to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 cases spreading through groups of young people who have not been vaccinated.

These tests are free of charge and can be booked at https://gov.gg/returntoeducation. 

Once completed the scheduling team will be in touch to book a test slot within the 48-hour period.

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