Covid-19 Legislation (FOI)
Covid-19 Legislation (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 19 September 2023.
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Please provide a list of all COVID-19 legislation in chronological order.
Please also provide details as to when each piece of legislation was first talked about up to when the law became active including but not limited to primary discussions, voting on, the draft, actual writing, the checking and passing of the law or act.
Please see a list of all COVID-19 legislation in chronological order in the attached document.
To provide dates of the primary discussion, the draft, the writing, and the checking of each piece of legislation would exceed the cost limit provisions set out in the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014. Article 16(1) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law has been applied.
Whilst it is not possible to provide the date at which each piece of legislation was first talked about, please note the date that the first Competent Authorities Ministers meeting took place was 23 March 2020. These meetings were set up to ensure transparency and accountability of the decision-making processes and principles adopted by the Competent Authorities Ministers to justify policy in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Information on voting and the Hansard of each debate is accessible by searching for each piece of legislation on www.statesassembly.gov.je. Please see the following link:
As this information is publicly available, Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
Further information is available in the minutes from the Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC) meetings which can be accessed via the link below:
About the Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC) and meeting minutes (gov.je)
Pages 101-105 of the Compendium of self-assessment questionnaires submitted to the Jersey Independent Covid-19 Review Panel also contain information on the approach to legislation. Please see the following link:
Report of the Jersey Independent Covid-19 Review Self-Assessment (gov.je)
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