Face masks now mandatory again in Jersey

Face masks become mandatory again in Jersey. Credit: PA

Face masks are mandatory in Jersey once again, just a month after islanders were told they no longer had to wear them.

From today (21 July), people over the age of 12 in Jersey must wear masks when inside an indoor public space.

The government removed the requirement for islanders to wear masks on 14 June, as part of the easing of coronavirus restrictions. However, the Government has now reintroduced the measure due to rising Covid cases in the island.

Face masks or coverings must be worn in the following places:

  • Shops, banks, markets, auction houses, betting houses, and libraries

  • Indoor food and drink premises, except when seated at a table. This includes when queuing to buy a take-away

  • Close contact premises, including hairdressers and health services

  • Communal areas in hotels and accommodation premises

  • Functions rooms and community halls (including parish halls) when being used for an event such as a performance, rehearsal, meeting, party, exhibition, evening class or other group activity

  • In gyms and indoor physical activity facilities

  • Visitor attractions and entertainment facilities

  • Places used for weddings, funerals or worship if more than 50 people are participating¬†

  • Vehicles used by driving instructors

An exemption certificate will be available for people whose health conditions mean they cannot safely wear masks. Application forms will be available online.