Mandatory masks reintroduced in Jersey to slow spread of Omicron

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Face masks will be mandatory in shops and indoor spaces in Jersey from today (4 January).

The government is reintroducing the measure in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19 as case numbers continue to climb.

Previously, mask-wearing was only recommended in places where social distancing was not possible.

Working from home will also be recommended from today and islanders will need to have received their booster jab to be considered ‘fully vaccinated’.

Omicron has now been detected in both islands.

Dr Ivan Muscat, Jersey's Deputy Medical Officer said the current priority was to get people fully vaccinated and slow the spread of the virus.