Details of Jersey's long-term lockdown exit plan due next week

Jersey's Deputy Chief Minister says details of a longer term lockdown exit plan could be available as early as the end of next week.

Speaking to ITV News, Senator Lyndon Farnham praised the gradual reopening of the island's economy and the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine so far - adding that ministers will be meeting to discuss a potential 'roadmap' out of Covid-19 restrictions in the coming days.

While a fixed date for allowing unrestricted international travel has not yet been set, Senator Farnham says that air and sea travel providers are 'on standby' to resume normal service once the conditions and demand allow.

However, he also said that any relaxation of the island's borders policy is unlikely to change until the government is confident it is safe to do so.

Senator Farnham also backed the idea of 'vaccination passports', saying it would provide islanders and tourists with an additional sense of security in the months to come.