Updated guidance for gatherings in Jersey

Jersey's Government has published updated guidance for gatherings. Credit: PA Images

Jersey's government has published updated guidance for gatherings. From this Friday (30 April), restaurants and bars will return to normal opening hours ahead of the bank holiday weekend. This is earlier than was originally set out in the reconnection plan.

Then, from Monday 10 May, Jersey will enter Stage 6 of its roadmap out of lockdown, with the following new measures:

  • Saunas and jacuzzis can re-open; and

  • Up to 50 people can attend a wedding reception, as opposed to just a marriage ceremony, in a private garden (children aged under four-years-old will not count in the 50-person limit).

The limit of 50 people only applies to private gardens and will not apply to hired outdoor spaces or gardens - with no limit applying in these locations. Before, only 20 people could attend a marquee on private land - with unlimited guests if it was in a public area.

However, while some rules are being relaxed early, others have been pushed back.

Standing alcoholic drinks at a bar has been delayed until Stage 7 of the reconnection roadmap, on Monday 14 June.

Stage 7 will also see the limit on the number of people allowed in homes scrapped, and nightclubs fully reopening with standing drinks allowed in all venues.

Large indoor and outdoor events, including festivals, will also be permitted.