The Quay and Church Square in Guernsey will be closed to traffic during certain times again this weekend.

It follows a pedestrian-focused pilot scheme, suggested by Deputy Gavin St Pier, which was trialled last week.

Its aim is to help shoppers maintain social distancing, as the island moves into phase four of its lockdown exit plan.

The changes are:

  • Church Square: Closed to traffic from 10am on Saturday 6 June until 7am on Monday 8 June.

  • The Quay (from Quay Street to the Crown Pier): Closed to traffic from 10am on Sunday 7 June to to 7:30pm on the same day.

The Blue Badge accessible bays and the taxi rank will be temporarily relocated to The Albany (South Esplanade), and additional accessible parking will also be provided along the Quay on Saturday.

Lower Pollet will not close this weekend.

For this weekend, we opted against closing the Quay on Saturday as we’re conscious that in order to fully maximise the benefits, hospitality traders need to comply with the certain procedures before that can take full advantage of al fresco opportunities and that takes a little time. We’re keen to examine the benefits of these sorts of timed closures so will seek to continue gauging community and business feedback to help determine if these kinds of trial measures should be extended longer-term.

Deputy Barry Brehaut, President of the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure

The Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure says it has received positive feedback from the public so far, but is asking anyone who wishes to express their view to email traffic@gov.gg.