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Children of 'key workers' now able to work without restrictions in Jersey

It is part of plans to make the island more attractive to professionals such as midwives and social workers. Credit: ITV Channel TV

16 to 26 year olds whose parents are considered key workers in Jersey will soon be able to work without restrictions.

It is part of plans to make the island more attractive to professionals such as midwives and social workers.

The decision is to support the recruitment and retention of staff in specified professions – e.g. parents in sectors that are experiencing recruitment and retention issues.

Evidence suggests that an increasing number of people from outside the island, who have been offered employment in essential local service areas such as Children’s Social Services, are not accepting these offers due to the lack of certainty about the ability of their children (who are not in compulsory education) to gain suitable employment in Jersey.

The amendment to the Order is intended to provide a solution to this issue.

– Control of Housing and Work (Exemptions) (Amendment No. 3) (Jersey) Order 2019