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COVID-19 Update (20.03.20)

COVID-19 Update (20.03.20)

The Constable of St Helier and his team continue to work closely with the Government of Jersey on plans to support and protect members of the community from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Constable is asking Parish staff and parishioners to follow Government’s advice. “I urge everyone to follow the Government’s health advice, particularly the most recent advice on social distancing. From this afternoon, I am asking all my staff and parishioners, everyone, to limit contact with people outside their household as far as possible.”

The latest Government advice on social distancing can be found on https://bit.ly/2Wymjlg.

Social distancing is a crucial part of Government’s strategy to prevent COVID-19 from spreading within Jersey, especially to older and vulnerable people. Following this advice will save Islanders’ lives.

Social distancing means everyone in Jersey should observe the following principles strictly:

  • reduce contact with people outside your household;
  • keep a distance of at least 1 metre (3 feet) between you and other people when outside your own home;
  • avoid public gatherings and all venues and businesses where social distancing is not obviously possible or promoted by the venue;
  • stay home whenever possible, including working and studying from home whenever it is possible to do so; and
  • reduce to essential travel only, and practice social distancing if you need to use public transport.

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.

“The Parish continues to work with government and others, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and provide care and support for all those in our Parish.”

Simon Crowcroft, Constable of St Helier