Coronavirus – Stay at Home Order

29/03/2020

Stay at Home Order

We wanted to make sure that you are aware that the Government of Jersey has just announced that everyone in Jersey, except for essential workers, must stay at home at all times from 08:00 on Monday 30th March 2020. People should only leave their homes for a maximum of two hours each day and in the following limited circumstances:

  1. When you need to shop for food, medicine, and other basic necessities, which should be as infrequently as possible
  2. For daily exercise. This can include for example walking, cycling, running, exercising or caring for animals, provided you maintain social distancing from everyone outside your own household
  3. For any medical needs, including providing care.

Impact on businesses

All businesses should consider whether their organisation provides goods or services essential to the safe running of the Island. If not, they should close, and all employees and their families stay at home.

The Government has published detailed advice for employers and businesses which includes information on:

Now more than ever it is really important to plan for what is likely to be a very difficult and lean trading period going forward.  There are going to be real cash flow difficulties for many people. Some steps that you can take now are:

Keep looking at our website www.jerseybusiness.je/coronavirus as this has lots of helpful information, including access to free HR advice if you employ staff, and is being constantly updated.

Stay safe and best wishes,

The Jersey Business Team

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