-COVID-19 cases having large impact on delivery of essential services due to staff absences
-Community support for range of measures essential to help alleviate current pressures
-Hospital is very stretched and needs to be protected
The Civil Contingencies Authority has today reviewed the current impact of rising COVID-19 case numbers on the delivery of essential services and has strongly urged the Bailiwick community to increase their uptake of sensible mitigations to help slow the spread of the virus.
Urgent measures that community need to support
The whole Bailiwick community needs to support the following measures if we are to protect key services:
- Face coverings strongly recommended in enclosed indoor spaces
- Businesses encouraged to adopt continuity plans to enable increased home-working where possible
- Stay at home if you are unwell or have COVID-19
- Take a lateral flow test if you have symptoms, but also before visiting vulnerable people or attending an event
- Test daily for seven days if you are a household contact of COVID-19 and consider minimising your contacts as far as possible
- Ensure indoor spaces are well-ventilated by opening windows
- Respect people’s personal space and social distance where possible
- Everyone needs to follow good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
Read the media release.