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Contingency Planning

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Guernsey's position has been consistent in that a disorderly UK exit from the EU was not in the Bailiwick's interests. However, as a responsible government we planned for all scenarios prior to the UK's formal withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020.

No Deal Planning

For the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the same rights and obligations that Protocol 3 provided for are, in effect, continuing during the transition period (until 31 December 2020). The States of Guernsey will continue to ensure its contingency plans are maintained and reviewed throughout the transition period, in case no agreement (a non-negotiated outcome) is reached on the UK-EU future relationship before the end of the transition period.

On this page you will find relevant information relating to that 'non-negotiated outcome' contingency planning, with guidance documents for both the community and industry.

  • No Deal Brexit Guide for the community

    • During the transition period (until 31 December 2020), the relationship between the Bailiwick and EU will continue as if Protocol 3 were still in place. That relationship will change on 1 January 2021 based on the outcome of the ongoing negotiations between the UK and EU and the extent to which any agreement will apply to the Bailiwick. The States of Guernsey will continue to ensure its contingency plans are maintained and reviewed throughout the transition period, in case no agreement is reached on the UK-EU future relationship before the end of the transition period.
    • Our No Deal Brexit Guide sought to provide members of the public with relevant information on the key issues if the UK had left the EU on 31 January 2020 without the Withdrawal Agreement in place. It offered advice on the steps islanders could take to minimise any no deal implications and provides contact details should anyone require further information. This guide is still applicable in the event the transition period ends with a non-negotiated outcome between the UK and EU.
    • Topics covered include; EU citizens living in Guernsey, Travel, Health (including the supply of medicines), and food.
    • You can read our No Deal Brexit Guide here pdf icon Guernsey No Deal Brexit Guide [739kb]
  • No Deal Brexit Guide for businesses

    • During the transition period (until 31 December 2020), the relationship between the Bailiwick and EU will continue as if Protocol 3 were still in place. That relationship will change on 1 January 2021 based on the outcome of the ongoing negotiations between the UK and EU and the extent to which any agreement will apply to the Bailiwick. The States of Guernsey will continue to ensure its contingency plans are maintained and reviewed throughout the transition period, in case no agreement is reached on the UK-EU future relationship before the end of the transition period.
    • Our no deal guide for businesses aimed to provide a quick overview of key issues relevant to companies based in Guernsey and also those firms based outside of the Bailiwick who trade into the islands if the UK had left the EU on 31 January 2020 without the Withdrawal Agreement in place. This guide is still applicable in the event the transition period ends with a non-negotiated outcome between the UK and EU.
    • Topics covered include: Workforce, Goods and Services, Disruption and Delays in Services, and Information and Data Sharing.
    • You can read our guidance for industry here pdf icon Businesses preparing for a 'no-deal' Brexit [407kb]

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