This evening, after consulting the Medical Officer of Health, the Minister for Health and Social Services has made two orders amending existing coronavirus-related restrictions in Jersey.
The COVID-19 (Restricted Movement) (Amendment – Exemptions) (Jersey) Order 2020 makes changes to the existing Stay at Home instruction.
From tomorrow (Saturday 2 May) Islanders will be allowed:
- to spend up to four hours outside their homes
- to spend time outside their homes doing necessary shopping, for medical needs or providing care, and any form of safe outdoors activity (not just exercise) as long as they maintain physical distancing
- to spend time outside with people they live with, and up to two people they don’t live with as well, as long as they maintain physical distance from those they don’t live with.
The COVID-19 (Restricted Trading) (Jersey) Order 2020 assists in slowing the spread of coronavirus transmission in the Island by restricting which businesses may trade until 11 May 2020.
Until now, there have been voluntary restrictions on the operation of some shops and service providers, while others considered essential were allowed to operate.
The Order is made under the COVID-19 (Restricted Trading) (Jersey) Regulations 2020 approved by the States Assembly on 21 April 2020. These Regulations create a framework for the introduction of restrictions on public-facing businesses, and sit alongside relevant health and safety legislation.
Article 4 of the Order lists which businesses may open to the public for certain purposes, including a limited number of retail premises.
The Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf, said: “These two orders are part of Government policy to safely relax the lockdown restrictions on Islanders, while at the same time ensuring that we limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus in a manageable way.”
Government of Jersey News Release.