Jersey's Chief Minister: All islanders to practice social distancing

Jersey's Chief Minister has announced that all Islanders should now practice social distancing to help efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Senator John Le Fondre says people should limit contact with people from outside their household to contain the spread of the virus.

It means islanders must work from home if possible, and avoid engaging in activities that do not allow them to maintain a distance of at least 1m between them and the nearest person.

The government says the move will be the most effective measure to 'delay and flatten the curve' of infection - but is now vital to maintain the running of health services.

The Chief Minister said the government was entering a 'new phase' of its strategy to contain the virus.

Islanders must also avoid public gatherings if possible, and only travel if it is essential.