Reintroduction of Covid travel restrictions unlikely in Channel Islands

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Jersey's government says it has "no active plans" to reintroduce Covid travel restrictions after concerns of new variants have been raised.

Grace Norman, Jersey's Deputy Director of Public Health has told islanders that the government is "constantly reviewing" the situation.

Ms Norman said: “Under the Safer Travel Policy, we continue to assess the international Covid-19 situation on a regular basis, particularly in relation to the risk posed by new Variants of Concern.

"Based on that assessment, also informed by the guidance of the UK foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, there are currently no active plans to reintroduce increased measures at Jersey's border, this will be kept under constant review.”

Meanwhile, the Guernsey government also says it does not expect to change its policy regarding the coronavirus anytime soon.

"We continue to monitor the situation but have not received intelligence that would evidence a need to recommend any change to our current living responsibly with Covid position," a spokesperson said.

Latest figures (29 December) show there are 765 active cases of coronavirus in Jersey, 20 of those are in hospital.

In Guernsey, the most recent numbers (20 December) show there at 592 active cases in the Bailiwick, eight of whom are in hospital.

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