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2017 Flu Vaccine
Friday 20 October 2017

Islanders are being reminded to get their flu vaccine as soon as possible as it is forecast to be a very heavy flu season.

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Thursday 19 October 2017

Statement from Deputy Mary Lowe, President of the Committee for Home Affairs.

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Committee for Economic Development proposes changes to the Population Management Law in response to hospitality sector concerns
Thursday 19 October 2017

In response to the introduction of the Population Management Law earlier this year, the Committee for Economic Development has been approached by a number of representatives acting on behalf of the hospitality sector expressing their concerns with certain aspects of the recently enacted Law.

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Guernsey is considered to be part of the European Union (EU) for the purposes of trade in agricultural products and is obliged to adopt relevant EU legislation in respect of plant health. 

This legislation is intended to prevent the introduction and spread of quarantine pests and diseases. 

  • Quarantine Pests and Diseases

    • Quarantine pests and diseases are those which are capable of causing significant damage to plants but are not established despite favourable conditions for them to do so.
    • Should quarantine pests and diseases become established then this may result in significant crop losses, increased use of pesticides and the loss of environmental diversity due to the damage to important tree and plant species.   
    • The importation of plants and plant material poses the greatest risk of introducing quarantine pests and diseases.  High risk consignments are targeted for import inspection.
    • Island wide surveys are conducted to provide evidence that specific quarantine pests and diseases have not become established.  This is needed to justify the strict import controls that are applied.
    • Action is taken to prevent the spread and establishment of quarantine pests and diseases should an outbreak occur.
  • Import and Export

    • For further information on the import and export of plants, follow this link.


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