Jersey’s new on-Island Covid testing lab has begun processing tests. The lab is expected to significantly improve processing time for those arriving in the Island, with results anticipated to be available on average within 12 hours.
Previously the Island relied upon UK based testing, which will now be phased out over the next four weeks.
Jersey’s £100 Spend Local Cards are due to be distributed in the second week of September. The Cards form part of the Government of Jersey's spend local campaign which is a key component of its £150m fiscal stimulus package announced in July.
Phase 5b of Guernsey’s exit framework will commence on Monday 17 August, with the reintroduction of Group A, B & C countries.
Anyone travelling from a Group A, B or C country must adhere to the prevailing self-isolation and Covid testing regime applicable to the Group. The countries included in each Group may be subject to change at short notice.
Jersey's Council of Ministers has proposed a temporary reduction of 2% to employee social security contributions. The proposal remains subject to a States Assembly decision during the week of 7th September. If approved, employee contributions will temporarily reduce from 6% to 4% on earnings up to the Standard Earnings Limit (currently £4,558/month) from 1 Octob
Jersey's government has announced that following advice from the Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell the Island will remain at Level 2 of its safe exit framework for at least the rest of July, with the move to Level 1 now being targeted in early August.
Guernsey is currently enjoying Stage five of its lockdown exit plan. The Island has returned to a 'new normal' activity level, with only a limited amount of internal restrictions still applying.
Travel restrictions are still being enforced.
Jersey's Economic Development Minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham, has today announced that Jersey's borders will re-open from 3 July.
Senator Farnham said the Island is in a 'strong position' to resume travel, with all travellers either taking a Covid-19 test upon arrival or being required to complete a 14 day isolation period.
Jersey's Chief Minister has confirmed the Island will progress to Level 2 of its safe exit framework on Friday 12 June.
Business should continue to enable working from home wherever possible, but increased business activity in workplaces can take place within strict guidelines.
Guernsey entered phase four of its coronavirus lockdown exit strategy on Saturday 30 May.
Phase four allows most business activities to occur, subject to distancing and enhanced hygiene requirements. Where employees can work from home, they should be encouraged to continue doing so.
Revenue Jersey will consider applications to defer personal tax installments which are ordinarily due by 31 May.
Applicants must provide information to support 'the grave and exceptional circumstances' which mean they need to defer payment.
The Government of Guernsey has today announced that the Bailiwick will enter phase three of its coronavirus lockdown exit strategy on Saturday.
This move is a week earlier than originally anticipated, and follows 15 days with no new reported cases of the virus.
The Coronavirus pandemic is causing major disruption to many businesses across the Channel Islands. Hospitality, construction, non-food retailers and local owner-managed business have been particularly badly affected in the initial weeks, but there are significant headwinds facing all sectors. Adapting to the new business environment while protecting our resident