Covid 19 Information from Deputy Karen Wilson, Minister for Health and Social Services

Changes to our COVID-19 measures will come into effect from 1 April.

These changes continue our de-escalation process and align Jersey’s response to that of other comparable jurisdictions.

The changes will come into effect on 1 April and include:

·         Health, care, and emergency services will have decision making responsibility on mask wearing for their staff and in their premises.

·         Pre-admission screening for healthcare settings and enclosed communities will move from PCR to LFT.

·         All other staff and inpatient / resident regular asymptomatic screening will stop.

·         Stay at home guidance following a positive test will be reduced to five days.

LFT kits are still freely available to order online, however, it is anticipated that the universal offer of LFT kits will be removed, and all non-diagnostic testing will stop from the 30 June.

The COVID-19 sickness reporting process for Government of Jersey staff will remain unchanged for now but is under review by colleagues in People and Corporate Services.