We have updated our risk assessment of the current situation across The Bailiwick, the traffic of UK arrivals to Alderney and the possibility of tighter restrictions occurring into the future as COVID cases rise across the world. We will, therefore, re-open The Connaught to visitors, relatives and volunteers from Saturday 31st October. This will be reviewed regularly and subject to immediate change should the risk increase.

The reopening is dependent on specific safety conditions to minimise the risk of COVID coming into the care home. These conditions will be;

  • No visiting the Connaught or Jubilee with any symptoms. (see below)
  • Visiting by prior arrangement ONLY.
  • Hand sanitise and sign in for contact tracing reasons.
  • Hand sanitise after touching any surfaces.
  • To visit with the resident in their room only and not to approach other residents in communal areas.
  • Masks will be available at both entrances however they are not mandated at this stage.
  • All visitors in transit via the UK MUST have completed the required self-isolation period and gained permission to visit from a senior member of staff

This also means that residents are now able to leave the grounds, get exercise and go about their usual daily routine within the community. I can only emphasise to you all that you remain vigilant in maintaining distance from others and sanitising your hands regularly when out. 


Liz Bowskill - Manager of Operations

The symptoms that you should be aware of are:

  • New and severe fatigue 
  • New muscle ache for no obvious reason
  • Headache (sinus pain, pain around eyes)
  • Loss of smell/taste
  • Sore throat
  • Fever (high temperature, rigors, chills, can't get warm)
  • Shortness of breath, chest tightness
  • Continuous new cough
  • Children and Over 80s and 90s - loose stool, mild fever, not themselves with a cough presenting later