Jersey’s pandemic roadmap: The dates you need to know

They are reserving the right to delay these changes if there is a significant uptick in cases of Covid-19 in the island. Credit: PA Images/ITV Channel TV

Almost all restrictions currently in place to manage the coronavirus pandemic in Jersey are due to be lifted by June.

The government has announced a new set of dates for the continued easing of restrictions, following the reopening of schools, shops and much of hospitality in recent weeks.

They are reserving the right to delay these changes if there is a significant uptick in cases of Covid-19 in the island.

A decision on the reopening of borders, including a new regional classification system, will be considered by government ministers next Tuesday and announced next week.

The key dates are as follows:

Monday 15 March

  • Indoors sport can resume, including gyms and swimming pools - with two metre distancing

  • 45 people (children and adults) can participate in outdoor sport

  • Household gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed (from Sunday 14 March)

  • Indoor children's play (soft play) for up to 10 children can resume

  • Amusement arcades and activity centres can reopen - with two metre distancing

  • Singing and playing brass and woodwind instruments indoors in groups of up to 10 is allowed

  • Singing in schools increased to 15 children

Monday 12 April

  • Hospitality venues can serve alcohol without a meal at tables

  • Outdoor gatherings will increase to 20 people max

  • Close contact indoor and outdoor sports can resume

  • Up to 40 spectators are allowed at outdoor sports

  • A partial return to working in workplaces will resume for those currently working from home

Monday 10 May

  • Indoor gathering maximum size increased to 20

  • Saunas and jacuzzis reopen

  • Wedding parties and wakes of up to 40 people allowed

  • Indoor singing and brass/woodwind groups increased to 20, with an audience of up to 40

  • Physical distancing law ends, but guidance will continue

  • Working from home guidance ends

Monday 14 June

  • Nightclubs, theatres, auditoriums and cinemas reopen

  • Live music permitted

  • Larger events can resume subject to a risk assessment

The roadmap news has been welcomed by those working in the wedding industry, with fresh certainty for couples making plans for already-delayed wedding ceremonies.

I think the girls are hoping that at the moment they can have 40 for the ceremony and only 10 for the reception so if it could be 40 and 40 a lot of them would be happy.

Anna Trigg, Bridal shop owner

While border changes won’t be announced until next week, the prospect of some easing of restrictions is news travel agents are anticipating, with some already seeing an increase in interest from customers.

It's coming you know, people are having the vaccinations. There may be a passport out where you have to have a passport to travel. Certain companies, cruise companies will be asking for that, so obviously good news that the vaccinations are going well.

Julie Law, Director, Travel by Design