The unexpected announcement of Guernsey’s lockdown on Saturday 23rd January has impacted on people’s transport arrangements to get to the Community Vaccination Centre.
To be clear, you are allowed to leave your house to have your vaccine and then return home, in the same way as you can leave your house for urgent medical treatment.
It is very important, providing that you are feeling well on the day, that you attend and have the vaccine at the appointment time that has been arranged for you. The Community Vaccination Centre (CVC) has been designed to ensure infection control measures are in place and there is two-metre social distancing throughout.
If you have an appointment during lockdown for your vaccine at the CVC, you are recommended to use the following forms of transport:
- You can drive yourself
- A member of your household can drive you
- A friend or family member (not from your household) can drive you. You must both wear masks. You must sit in the back seat with the windows open.
If none of the above options are available to you then it is also possible to make use of the following services:
- St John has a pool of volunteer drivers who can arrange to pick you up and drop you home. All the necessary safety and infection control measures are in place to ensure you are not put at risk. If you wish to use this service, please call 727129 or email email@example.com
- You can book a taxi to pick you up, wait for you outside while you are in the CVC, and then deliver you home. Standard taxi charges will apply for this service. Again, all the necessary safety and infection control measures are in place.
Please do NOT use the scheduled bus service.
If you are feeling unwell on the day of your appointment, please call 707607 to discuss your situation. Please do not attend the CVC if you are experiencing any COVID symptoms.
This information has been provided by the States of Guernsey.