Every household in Jersey is to receive a guide to preparing for a No Deal Brexit. The information is being sent out next week and includes information on food, fuel and medicine supplies, as well as advice on passports, International Driving Permits and applying for settled status.
The UK is scheduled to leave the European Union on 31st October. It’s still not clear whether this departure will be with, or without, a deal. However, the Government of Jersey has been preparing for the possibility of a No Deal Brexit since the UK Referendum in June 2016, and is in continued discussion with the UK Government as part of its Brexit planning process.
Officers and Ministers are working closely with the Cabinet Office; Department of Health; Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; and the Department for Transport, as well as the Ministry of Justice.
Jersey’s External Relations Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, said: “We are regularly reviewing our preparations, and updating them as new information emerges. We have been working with parish authorities, voluntary organisations, charities, religious groups and community leaders, to understand the needs of vulnerable Islanders who may be affected by a No Deal Brexit. This leaflet explains the proactive steps people can take to ensure they are best prepared, and I hope it will reassure Islanders that we are doing all we can to be ready for Brexit.”
The Brexit team is holding a series of free Ready for Brexit events on Monday 7 October at the Royal Yacht Hotel. The day begins with a launch event, followed by a series of business briefings and a Panel Discussion and Q&A session for members of the public. Tickets for the public events are available on Eventbrite or via www.gov.je/brexit.
Islanders are also invited to drop into the Lazy Jack Lounge in the Royal Yacht Hotel at any point during the day, to speak to representatives from Jersey Customs and Immigration, DVS, and Health and Community Services.