02 July, 2020 – Scilly
From 10th July 2020 you will not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, if you:
are travelling or returning from one of the countries with an exemption
have not been to or stopped in a country that’s not on the exemption list the previous 14 days
The list of exempt countries can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#travel-corridors-countries-and-territories-exemption-list but does include most countries that we usually expect our visitors to come from (i.e France/Belgium/Netherlands). Please note it does not include Portugal (including the Azores) and Sweden. Visitors from these countries will still have to isolate for 14 days
In any case, before your arrival in England, you must complete a passenger locator form. You must present these details to the UK Border Force, via their online link here https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk. upon your arrival in England. This applies to both visitors and UK residents.
This present further good news for our Island and it’s visitors and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
02 July, 2020 – GUERNSEY
- Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in mainland Europe and the UK the Visitor’s Moorings in Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm are closed to all vessels from outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
- St Peter Port will only accept visiting vessels from outside of the Bailiwick if there is an urgent requirement to do so.
- Any vessel visiting the Bailiwick of Guernsey must first contact Guernsey VTS on VHF #12 or Alderney Port Control on VHF #74 declaring which country they have come from, if there is any sickness on board and the urgent nature of their visit.
- All visiting vessels will be moored in isolation and no crews are to proceed ashore for at least 14 days and then, only on authorisation from the Director of Public Health.
- Any vessels needing to urgently take fuel will be able to do so, however there is to be no physical interaction between the fuel supplier and the crew of the vessel. All payments for services must be made remotely.
- Whilst vessels/crews are in isolation communication to shore can be made by contacting Victoria Marina Office on VHF#80 (from 06:00 to 22:00), Alderney Port Control on VHF #74 (during the working day) or Guernsey VTS on #12 at all other times.
02 July, 2020 – JERSEY
- The Government of Jersey has now opened its borders to all marine traffic in and out of Jersey.
- From 03 July 2020, all persons arriving into Jersey will need to take a test upon arrival or self isolate for 14 days (if the person does not want to take a test).
- Skippers must pre-register before departure and contact the helpline on +44(0) 1534 445566 in advance of travelling to Jersey.
- A PCR test must be booked in advance to be conducted at the earliest opportunity after arrival in Jersey. In these circumstances, yacht crew are required to self-isolate from the point of arrival until their test is conducted, only leaving their vessel for the purpose of being tested.
- See the latest Government advice via the link below in regards to testing at the borders. The paragraph that relates to visiting yachts would be “Accessing testing programmes at points of entry”