‘This is a survival situation’ warns Guernsey’s Chamber of Commerce as hospitality sector plans for Coronavirus impact

Hospitality leaders in Guernsey are calling for financial support from the States.

An emergency meeting was held on Monday afternoon to discuss the future of the industry as the impact of Coronavirus begins to take hold.

Many hoteliers and restaurants are already experiencing lower numbers and cancellations.

With fewer bookings and less income, industry leaders hope the States of Guernsey will step in and give them financial support.

Alan Sillet is the General Manager of the Duke of Normandie Hotel and says it feels like he's in a 'state of limbo' Credit: ITV Channel TV

Barry Baxter, Guernsey's Chamber of Commerce President, understands the gravitas of the situation and is working with the States of Guernsey to provide a solution.

One example of the measures being looked at by the States is the possibility of a 'hardship fund' to support businesses.

More information will be released on Wednesday after these new measures are debated in the next State's meeting.

With more, see Marina Jenkins' report below: