Useful Information about Guernsey
Useful Information about Guernsey
- Driving in Guernsey is different. The roads are narrow and there are special rules and there may be some road signs and road markings that may not be familiar to you. Further information on driving in Guernsey can be found be clicking here [642kb].
- If you have a disability or illness that may affect your ability to drive safely you must inform the Driver and Vehicle Licence department, There is also information on their web page about applying for a blue badge and further travel information for people with reduced mobility.
- Driving with dementia. You may still be able to drive safely for some time after you have been diagnosed. However, there will come a time when you will need to stop driving. The Guernsey Alzheimer's Association have produced an information leaflet about driving and dementia [490kb]. Or it can be downloaded from this page.
- Guernsey Drive Ability is a local based organisation charity who perform a formal driving assessment, usually following illness or ill health. The assessment is undertaken by a locally based occupational therapist and a driving instructor. The cost for an assessment is £460.00. contact the Driver and Vehicle Licencing department for more information. Tel on 01481 223400.
- Travel by taxi: There are currently four taxis that are specifically licensed as disability accessible. They are each fitted with shallow wheelchair ramps as well as other specialised features to assist persons with a disability. Further information can be obtained here.
- Travel by bus: The bus service is operated by CT Plus. All buses have a wheelchair ramp, a dedicated wheelchair space and kneeling suspension. For more information about the bus service in Guernsey, please follow this link.
- Travel by air: Special assistance requirements need to be pre-booked through your airline and/or tour operator prior to your arrival at the terminal. The terminal building is wheelchair accessible and there are lifts to all floors. Follow this link for accessibility information.
- Travel by sea:
- To and from Guernsey: Condor Ferries, provide Guernsey's main passenger services. They operate between the Channel Islands, St Malo and the UK. For more information about disabled facilities and access when travelling with Condor Ferries, please follow this link.
- The harbour terminal: The passenger terminal building at St Peter Port Harbour is level throughout and there is a ramp at the side entrance to allow for wheelchair access. Follow this link for more accessibility information.
- Herm: Two carriers provide a passenger ferry service to Herm: the Travel Trident and the Isle of Herm ferry. For more information follow the link. For access information follow the respective link: Travel Trident or the Isle of Herm.
- Sark: The Isle of Sark Shipping Company provides the passenger ferry service to Sark
- For information about driving and different accessible travel options in Guernsey, including information about buses, taxis, parking and mobility scooters please follow the link.
- Guernsey has many places to visit and things to do. Follow the link to visit Guernsey for a list of ideas, and check accessibility with AccessAble.
- Beau sejour leisure centre and cinema. For more information follow the link Beau sejour.
- Oatlands activity Centre. For more information follow the link oatlands
- The Mallard cinema. For more information follow the link mallard cinema
- Friquet garden centre 01481 253 684 has an indoor and outdoor children's play area.
- Guernsey has many lovely beaches but these have varied access for anyone with a physical disability. A Beach access guide has been produced and this can be viewed by following the link Beach Guide [4Mb]and it is also available as a download on this page.
Places of interest
- Guernsey has many places of interest but many of the heritage sites are not accessible to wheelchair users. The following are accessible but for more information about accessibility check with AccessAble.
- Guernsey Museum at Candie Gardens houses permanent exhibitions showing the Archaeology of Guernsey, Treasures from around the world held in their collection and the Folklore of Guernsey with an Art Gallery, shop and cafe.
- Folk and Costume museum at Saumarez Park. Step back in time and enjoy the fascinating historic collections unique to this island with a visit to The Museum at Saumarez Park.
- Guernsey Tapestry at St James illustrates 1000 years of history in 10 embroidered panels.
- Bruce Russell Gold and Silversmiths. Browse the showroom or walk around their beautiful 6 acres of gardens and nature reserve.
- Catherine Best Studio a two generation family business that takes pride in exceptional craftsmanship and undeniably distinctive jewellery.
Equipment purchase and hire
- St Johns Ambulance Health and Care equipment centre, Rohais, St Peter Port: 01481 729268
- Offer products for rent and for hire from a selection of over 1000 items, including specially designed cutlery crockery, wheelchairs, mobility scooters hospital beds and first aid supplies. The Shop supplies equipment to individuals who may need items to help relatives at home or visitors to the island.
- Guernsey mobility Landes du Marche, 07911 765917
- This is a family run business with a focus on excellent service, tailored to your individual circumstances. Mobility is integral to daily life but can be taken for granted until an issue arises. If you are struggling to walk, or can't at all, there are plenty of devices available to help you maintain your independence and Guernsey Mobility is here to help you find the right one for you. Visit the showroom where you can try a range of products and get expert advice on what will best suit your needs.
- The AccessAble website includes accessibility information about visitor accommodation, shops, restaurants, pubs, public toilets, visitor facilities and venues.
- Two printable guides have been produced.
- Island Access Guide 2021 [706kb] and Beach guide [4Mb]
- These guides can also be download this from this page.
- The lanyard can be worn by those with a hidden disability. This indicates to others that they might require additional assistance or require more time to perform a task.
- The lanyards are available at the Guernsey Airport Information desk, the Guernsey Information Centre and from Health connections.
- More information about the hidden disabilities lanyards can be found here. Hidden disabilities
Radar Keys for accessible toilets
- Guernsey is part of the National Radar Key scheme. if you have brought your own key, please use it. If you need to acquire a key these are available from the Guernsey Information Centre Tel 01481 223552, the Information Desk at Guernsey airport Tel 01481 236267 or Health Connections (at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital) Tel 01481 227470.