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Construction sites in Jersey to close

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Construction sites in Jersey will be closed by Friday (3 April) at 6pm to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Only those sites deemed vital for Jersey’s infrastructure will remain open.

Jersey’s Chief Minister has made the announcement, telling construction workers they should ‘stop’.

Many construction businesses may say they don’t work on a traditional building site – but this instruction to stop covers everyone. The objective here is to stop the spread of coronavirus, and the construction industry have their part to play.

– Senator John Le Fondré, Jersey's Chief Minister
Anyone who is unsure as to whether their construction site is deemed vital is being told to email constructioncovid@gov.je. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Construction workers will be able to use the government's Payroll Co-funding scheme, which helps cover the cost of some employees' wages, in ‘the next few weeks’.

A Government permit scheme, which will be launched next week, will enable work to restart, once a business has demonstrated it has the strict procedures in place needed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

  • WATCH the Chief Minister's announcement here...

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