Guernsey prepares to return to the office, with no known COVID-19 cases on the island
Many in Guernsey’s financial services sector will return to work from June 1, as the island emerges from its COVID-19 lockdown, with no known active cases of the virus currently on the island.
Guernsey went into lockdown on March 24 but has now had no new COVID-19 cases for four weeks. It means many captive insurance practitioners and others in financial services can return to their offices after two months of working remotely.
The island’s borders remain effectively closed, with any travel into the island requiring a strict 14-day quarantine period.
Dominic Wheatley, chief executive at Guernsey Finance, said: “The financial services industry is well-prepared for incidents of disruption, with business continuity being a regulatory requirement, and through the benefit of experience around the world for the many global firms which also operate in Guernsey.”
The island is the first place in the British Isles to exit lockdown, having pursued a strategy of “test, trace and quarantine”.