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COVID-19 Update (18.03.20)

COVID-19 Update (18.03.20)

Supporting Our Community in St Helier

Whether you are self-isolating, social distancing, worried or concerned, need help or support, or are just uncertain about what to do in the current situation, all St Helier residents can contact their Parish on 811811 or townhall@posh.gov.je.

The Parish is working with the Government of Jersey and others to ensure that everyone can access appropriate help, support and relevant services during this challenging time. Please contact us at 811811 or townhall@posh.gov.je. We will also post updates and further information on our Facebook page and website, www.sthelier.je, over the coming days and weeks.

If you think you may have the virus, call the helpline directly on 445566. The line is open every day from 8am to 8pm. If you call outside these times, or if the line is busy, leave a message and someone will call you back.

Parishioners have already contacted us with offers of help and support for the vulnerable, and those self-isolating or observing social distancing. This level of care for our neighbours and those living in our community is part of what makes Jersey, and especially St Helier, such a special place to live. If you wish to volunteer in any way, please contact us at 811811 or townhall@posh.gov.je

Simon Crowcroft, Constable of St Helier, said, “Throughout Jersey’s history, the parishes have been the centre of our local community, providing help, support and advice during difficult times. Today in 2020, this is no different. In these difficult times, the Parish of St Helier, and our team of staff, volunteers and residents, is here to support all of our community.”

Westmount Nursery

The Parish is working with, and supporting the Government in their effort to contain the threat of COVID-19. As part of the Government’s health protection measures, the Parish will be closing its Westmount Day Nursery with effect from Monday 23rd March. Whilst this is a difficult decision with obvious consequences for parents, we believe it is in the best interest of the public and wider Island community. This decision follows the Education Minister’s decision to close schools and the advice to close childcare facilities.

“In these challenging situations, we have to make difficult decisions for the benefit of the public and Island community. I appreciate the problems closing our nursery will cause for parents, but we must do all we can to contain the threat of COVID-19 and act on the best advice of our Island’s health professionals.”

Simon Crowcroft, Constable of St Helier

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