Below are a few local websites that might prove useful, both before you arrive and while you are here!
To make an emergency call for Fire, Police, Ambulance or Lifeboat dial 112 or 999.
Shops in Guernsey are open normally from 09.00 until 17.00 from Monday to Saturday with some shops staying open later on Thursdays. While all shops are allowed to open from 10.00 to 16.00 on Sundays most shops chose to remain closed.
Our currency is sterling, but the Bailiwick has its own money, the Guernsey pound. It’s one of the last few places you’ll see a pound note, and while the notes may look different, the value is the same. You’ll usually be given Guernsey money as change when you’re shopping, but English money can be freely used and all major debit and credit cards are accepted - some shops also accept Euros but tend to give change in sterling.
Sending a postcard home? The main post office is in La Vrangue, St Peter Port with smaller post offices around the island. You’ll need a Guernsey postage stamp on all mail posted in the island.
The code for Guernsey is 01481 from the UK and +44 1481 internationally. The main UK mobile networks don’t extend to Guernsey and usually class phoning in the Bailiwick as an international call. Please check with your service provider before you travel.
All public parking in Guernsey is FREE. However, at car parks marked DISC ZONE you must use a Parking Clock to indicate your time of arrival. It is an offence to set a parking clock at an incorrect time of arrival, to fail to set your clock, to reset your clock without moving your vehicle, or to overstay the time limit of that zone.
Driving in Guernsey is a bit different from driving anywhere else. For example, the speed limit is 35 miles per hour, with more heavily populated areas restricted to 25 miles per hour. There are also smaller lanes (known locally as “ruettes tranquilles”) where priority is given to pedestrians, cyclists, horse-riders etc that are restricted to a limit of 15 miles per hour.