Alderney States calls for coronavirus lockdown restrictions to be relaxed

The States of Alderney will call for restrictions placed on the island to prevent further spread of coronavirus to be relaxed.

James Dent, chairman of the island's Policy and Resources Committee, wants the States to have some level of discretion over the measures placed on the island as a result of the Bailiwick-wide lockdown.

In a letter to Deputy Heidi Soulsby, the President of Guernsey's Committee for Health and Social Care, Mr Dent appealed for restrictions on leisure activities to be eased, allowing islanders to drive to places where they can exercise and to take part in sports like fishing.

Mr Dent says that differences in the demographics and geography mean Alderney should be allowed some level of discretion.

So far, there have been no confirmed cases of the virus on Alderney, while Guernsey has seen over 150 cases.

Any changes would be subject to the approval of Dr Nicola Brink, Director of Public Health for Guernsey and Alderney