Celebrations for Liberation 75 in Jersey are being scaled back due to coronavirus.
Organisers of the annual commemoration of the end the Occupation, say that due to the latest advice from Jersey's Government and Public Health Agency, events are either being cancelled or will follow a different configuration.
New plans are being discussed and further details are expected in due course.
Liberation 75 say the decision to revise the plans are to relieve pressure on public services, including the health sector and police force as well as encouraging social distance.
Our first concern must always be the health and wellbeing of the people of Jersey. The advice from Government is clear and it is in the best interests of the people of Jersey to cancel Liberation 75 events. It is sad and disappointing for such a milestone anniversary however, public health must be, and is, the priority. We hope to put together an appropriate, but more limited, programme and will keep everyone informed about this.
The following events have been cancelled:
The following events will be announced in due course:
Slave Workers’ Memorial wreath laying service
Liberated by Force 135 book launch
North Coast War Tour Seafari
South Coast Liberation Seafari
Living with the Enemy screening
Liberation 75 Anniversary Jersey Guineas
Channel Islands Military Museum
Liberation Steam and Motor Fayre
75 Words Exhibition
Armed Forces Day
Bunker Archaeology 2020 Conference
Bunker Archaeology Exhibition
HSBC Through Time
Jersey International Boat Show
Liberation 75 Rugby Sevens
Liberation 75: A Day to Remember
The following projects are set to continue:
Face of Liberation
The People’s Gallery
Liberation 75 Exhibition
What’s your street’s occupation story?
Liberation vs Occupation
Liberation Route Europe
Occupation and Liberation Archives
Occupation Tapestry Guide Book (3rd edition)