March 10, 2020

Dear members 

We are aware that this is a time of concern for everyone in the community, especially if you are at higher risk, or are caring for someone who may be at higher risk, because of age or because of an underlying health condition that may increase susceptibility to the effects of coronavirus.
 
For guidance on the steps you may need to consider to keep your people and organisation safe and informed during this time please make full use of information and support provided by the States of Guernsey and the Director of Public Health.
 
Two dedicated helpline numbers have been released for Islanders to use if they have clinical questions regarding the coronavirus. The numbers are:
 
01481 756938 and 01481 756969
 
These two numbers will be manned between 8am and 10pm every day by trained call handlers from Joint Emergency Services. Anyone who requires immediate emergency medical help should call 999.
 
For non-clinical questions, in the first instance, review the extensive and regularly updated information available at https://www.gov.gg/coronavirus
 
The Director of Public Health, Dr Nicola Brink assures us that the Bailiwick is extremely well prepared and used to managing infections and that they are working hard to contain any further spread. None the less, the COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly developing situation and we would suggest that non-essential gatherings, particularly for those at risk, should be kept under close review over the coming weeks.
 
Health Rep for the GDA

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