Contactless payments limit increased to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Islanders will now be able to spend more when shopping for food with their contactless bank cards or devices in Jersey.

Jersey banks have increased the limit from £30 to £45 to reduce the number of people touching card readers and minimise the spread of coronavirus.

Islanders can use contactless payments for payments up to £45 at Alliance, Co-Op, Sandpiper and Waitrose supermarkets.

Contactless payments are payments made by tapping a debit or credit card, or smartphone, over a card reader, without needing to touch the cardreader or enter a pin number.