Press Release – Covid 19 14:00 Friday 06th March 2020
Jersey Chamber of Commerce to meet weekly with Government advisors on Coronavirus
The Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the Government of Jersey is to increase their engagement regarding the threats posed by the Covid 19 Corona Virus, and following the first meeting with businesses yesterday, a new weekly meeting was agreed.
Chamber President, Jennifer Carnegie sees this as helpful to everyone:
“Jersey Chamber Members have been asking for detailed advice as they prepare for any corona virus outbreak and we have long recognised that we need closer engagement between Government and those representing those with responsibilities as employers. This represents another positive move of the business community, through Chamber working with Government.”
The new weekly meetings will begin early next week, will involve Government advisors from the Emergencies Council and Members of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce. It will be co-chaired by the Minister for Economic Development Senator Lyndon Farnham and Chamber of Commerce CEO Murray Norton, who welcomed the initiative:
“We have made it clear that businesses have many questions and but also hold valuable information that can assist Government in making the decisions it may need to make and likewise, businesses need a better understanding of the wider Government preparations. A good exchange of knowledge from those running businesses and those within Government will be of benefit to both and enable everyone to be better equipped to put processes in place.”
Jersey Chamber of Commerce News Release.