Year 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Month Select January Feburary March April May June July August September October November December Ministers announce new COVID measures Date30 December 2021 Minsiters have announced changes to the isolation policy Jersey Ministers meet with French Secretary of State Clément Beaune Date30 December 2021 Today, Jersey’s Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, and Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst, met with the French Secretary of State for European Affairs. Don’t put it off – this test could save your life Date28 December 2021 A mum, whose life was saved after cervical screening detected precancerous cells, is fronting a new health campaign urging people not to delay their test. Strategies for arts and heritage approved Date24 December 2021 The Council of Ministers has approved the new strategies for both Jersey's arts and heritage Legal Aid Scheme presented to States Assembly Date24 December 2021 The Chief Minister has presented a new Legal Aid Scheme to the States Assembly with a proposed commencement date of 1st April 2022. Safer Travel policy changes from 4 January Date23 December 2021 From 00.01 Tuesday 4 January, there will be four changes to the Safer Travel Policy for passengers arriving into Jersey. Celtic Coin Hoard purchased for Jersey Date23 December 2021 A two-thousand-year-old treasure trove, which was discovered by two local detectorists in 2012 in a field in Grouville, has been purchased by the Government of Jersey on behalf of the Island. COVID-19 Business support extended Date22 December 2021 Jersey's Co-Funded Payroll Scheme (CFPS) is being reintroduced, and the Fixed Cost Support Scheme (FCSS) is being extended Chief Statistician appointed Date22 December 2021 The Government has appointed Ian Cope as the Island's permanent Chief Statistician. Review of incapacity benefits published Date22 December 2021 Today, the Minister for Social Security has published a review of Jersey’s incapacity benefit system. Ministers announce update to Omicron isolation policy Date21 December 2021 Competent Authority Ministers have announced that all Direct Contacts of a person identified as positive with Omicron will no longer need to isolate. Christmas opening times Date21 December 2021 Islanders are being reminded that some Government services will have limited opening times over the Christmas period. Licencing of commercial vehicle operators proposed Date21 December 2021 The Minister for Infrastructure has proposed new legislation to create a licensing scheme for operators of commercial vehicles (above 3.5 tonnes). Active Places strategy moving at pace Date20 December 2021 The Government's Inspiring Active Places (IAP) strategy is now progressing at pace. The plans for extending Oakfield Sports Centre have been amended and were resubmitted this month and will go back before the planning committee early next year. Government Plan amended and approved by States Assembly Date17 December 2021 The Government Plan 2022-25 – which sets out the strategic and spending priorities for the Government over the coming four years – has been approved by the States Assembly, by 35 votes to 7, with 2 abstention. Omicron isolation policy update Date17 December 2021 An update on the isolation policy regarding the omicron variant Family time in a safe space Date17 December 2021 A permanent team of family support workers has been recruited as part of strengthening the Family Support Services to give vulnerable children and families a safe space together. Covid Status Certificate digital portal relaunched Date17 December 2021 From today, Islanders can access their COVID Status Certificates digitally. Island Road Safety Review released Date17 December 2021 The Minister for Infrastructure has, today, published an Island Road Safety Review, reporting on the current statistics and trends in Jersey and making a series of recommendations for improving road safety in the Island. Government and regulator launch joint AML consultation Date17 December 2021 Jersey’s financial services industry are being asked for their views on proposals designed to simplify and clarify the Island’s regulatory regime. Draft Carbon Neutral Roadmap out for consultation Date17 December 2021 Detailed policies setting out how Jersey can reduce its carbon emissions on a pathway to net-zero have been laid out in the draft Carbon Neutral Roadmap, published today (17 December 2021) by the Minister for the Environment. Jersey included in the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement Date17 December 2021 Jersey has been included in the UK’s new trade deal with Australia, following the signing of the Agreement this evening. Omicron variant identified in Jersey Date16 December 2021 The COVID-19 Omicron variant has been identified in Jersey, as a result of sequencing of PCR positive swabs. French travel restrictions Date16 December 2021 Jersey's position on France's travel restrcitions for UK Financial Services Policy Framework published Date16 December 2021 Government’s vision for the future of Jersey’s financial services industry has been unveiled. Dental Scheme for Income Support households Date16 December 2021 A new dental scheme has been launched for children who live in a household receiving Income Support. Laptops delivered to Jersey students for home learning Date16 December 2021 More than 180 refurbished laptops are being delivered to students in Jersey who do not have access to suitable devices for home learning. Ministers announce new COVID-19 measures Date15 December 2021 Competent Authority Ministers (CAM) met last night to agree new recommendations following potential emerging risks the Island faces as a result of the Omicron variant. Islanders receive COVID Status Certificates for booster doses Date15 December 2021 Islanders who have received a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Jersey will start receiving their secure paper Covid Status Certificate (CSC) demonstrating the booster dose. Chief Minister's Covid-19 update for the States Assembly Date15 December 2021 Senator John Le Fondré updates States Members on the most recent meetig of Competent Authority Ministers Traders warned to prepare for 1 January Date15 December 2021 Traders are being warned that, unless they’re prepared for rule changes which take effect on 1 January, goods being imported from the European Union could be detained by the Jersey Customs and Immigration Service (JCIS) Air quality monitoring report published Date15 December 2021 The Minister for the Environment has published a report detailing the recorded air quality in Jersey in 2020 Pregnant women urged to get COVID-19 vaccine Date14 December 2021 Pregnant women in Jersey are being urged to get vaccinated against COVID-19, following further evidence published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) re-emphasising that the vaccines are safe for this group. Vaccination Programme celebrates one-year anniversary Date13 December 2021 Today marks one year since the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Jersey on Sunday 13 December 2020. Christmas Lottery jackpot reaches £518,000 Date13 December 2021 There are 10 days to go until this year's Channel Islands Christmas Lottery draw and so far, the first prize has reached £518,000. Care provider regulations reinstated Date13 December 2021 Regulations to help keep adult care providers fully open and well-supported, when faced with staff shortages specifically linked to Covid-19 cases, have been reinstated by the Environment Minister Public Inquiry dates, location and process announced Date13 December 2021 The public inquiry into the planning application to develop the Overdale site for the Our Hospital project will open on Monday 28 March 2022, at St Paul’s Centre. Review of Jersey Care Model’s first year Date13 December 2021 A report outlining the progress made in the first 12 months of a five-year programme to redesign Jersey’s health and care service has been published. Inclusive education review published Date13 December 2021 A total of 50 recommendations have been made as part of an independent review to make Jersey’s education system more inclusive Agreement reached on permanent fishing licences for French vessels Date11 December 2021 A resolution has been reached to the technical exercise to determine the number of fishing licences to be issued to French boats to fish in Jersey waters. Interim Chief Executive update Date10 December 2021 The interim Chief Executive of the Government of Jersey, Paul Martin, will take on the role of interim Chief Executive at the London Borough of Ealing following the arrival of his successor, Suzanne Wylie, in February 2022. Health Minister responds to radiotherapy petition Date10 December 2021 The Minister for Health and Social Services has responded to a petition calling for Radiotherapy treatment to be provided in Jersey. Covid boosters available for people aged 30-39 Date09 December 2021 Booster dose appointments for 30+ to open tomorrow (Friday 10 December) COVID Status Certification booster update Date09 December 2021 Islanders who have moved address since receiving their first COVID Status Certificate (CSC) are reminded to update their details in preparation for booster certificates. £1 million investment funding for GPs agreed Date09 December 2021 As part of developing the Jersey Care Model (JCM) Jersey's GPs have been working with Health and Community Services throughout 2021 and will continue to do so, to start changing the ways in which care for Islanders will be delivered. Chief Minister issues statement on Covid-19 Date08 December 2021 Chief Minister issues statement on the Omicron variant and the measures announced today by the UK Prime Minister Don’t let fire ruin your festive cheer this Christmas Date08 December 2021 Christmas is a time for celebrations, with many family and friends coming together to enjoy the festivities. But fairy lights, candles and decorations mean it is also a time to take extra care to keep loved ones safe from fire. Government recognised at awards Date08 December 2021 The Government’s HR leadership team has won a national award for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Law Officers’ Department maintains Lexcel accreditation Date08 December 2021 Following an independent assessment in October 2021, the Law Officers’ Department has been awarded Lexcel accreditation for ‘excellence in practice management and client care’ for the third year running. Public Statement from States Employment Board Date07 December 2021 Public Statement from States Employment Board regarding the discrimination of an Islander during a recruitment process. Additional French fishing vessels given permanent licences Date03 December 2021 A further nine French vessels will receive permanent fishing licences, Vaccination Programme in Schools Update Date03 December 2021 Almost 200 students, across four secondary schools, have taken the opportunity of having their first COVID-19 vaccination at school in the first week of the programme. New process for GST/Contribution deferrals Date02 December 2021 A new online application form is now available for eligible businesses, including self-employed people, affected by the pandemic who want to defer Social Security contributions and/or GST. Expanded COVID-19 vaccination rollout begins Date02 December 2021 From tomorrow, Friday 3 December, Jersey's Vaccination Programme will begin its rollout of the new expanded vaccination programme. Minister for External Relations visits the USA Date02 December 2021 The Minister for External Relations and Financial Services, Senator Ian Gorst, is currently visiting the USA, completing a four-day programme of engagements which began on Monday 29 November. Jersey’s performance athletes choose University College Jersey Date01 December 2021 High-performing Jersey athletes are choosing to study at University College Jersey (UCJ) as it offers the flexibility needed to combine top quality degree level education with playing in English competitive leagues. Ministers agree new COVID-19 measures Date30 November 2021 Competent Authority Ministers have agreed new measures in response to the emergence of the COVID-19 variant, Omicron. Ministers announce Covid-19 Omicron measures Date30 November 2021 Ministers announce measures in response to latest Covid-19 variant - Omicron Vaccination boosters for over-18s Date29 November 2021 Covid-19 booster vaccinations extended to over-18s Public Inquiry into Our Hospital plans Date29 November 2021 The Minister for the Environment has called a public inquiry into the planning application to develop the Overdale site for the Our Hospital project. Update to the Island's travel red list Date27 November 2021 Four more countries are added to Jersey's red travel list Covid: red travel list update Date26 November 2021 Six countries are added to Jersey's red travel list Lateral flow tests encouraged before Christmas parties Date26 November 2021 Islanders are encouraged to start the night right by taking a lateral flow test (LFT) before socialising this festive season or attending Christmas parties. Fisheries Support Scheme is extended Date26 November 2021 A scheme to financially support Jersey’s fishing industry has been extended to the end of the year with up to £400,000 of funding available. Chefs serve up culinary classes Date25 November 2021 Chefs from across Jersey’s hospitality industry will move from the kitchen to the classroom in January, when a culinary programme starts in six schools Testing changes for school direct contacts Date24 November 2021 All children, young people and education staff, identified as a direct contact for COVID-19 from a positive case in a nursery, school or college, will no longer be required to take a PCR test from Thursday, 25 November. Key sites earmarked for housing Date24 November 2021 The Minister for Housing and Communities is formally earmarking the site of the former Les Quennevais School and land at St Saviour’s Hospital as land identified for future housing. RockTheRibbon for World AIDS Day Date24 November 2021 The Blood Borne Virus Department (BBV) and The Sexual Health Team within Health and Community Services (HCS) are supporting the National AIDS Trust campaign. COVID-19 vaccination update Date24 November 2021 Islanders aged 40 to 49 years old can now book their COVID-19 booster, and 16 and 17 year olds can book their second COVID-19 vaccine C&AG reports into Covid-19 business support schemes welcomed by Government Date24 November 2021 Government has welcomed two reports, published today by the Comptroller and Auditor General Procurement begins for Fort Regent Date22 November 2021 The process of appointing a team to redesign Fort Regent goes live on the Channel Islands Procurement Portal today New airport testing service opens Date22 November 2021 A new Covid testing service opens today at the airport Minister for Children and Education visits Victoria College Date19 November 2021 Victoria College welcomes Deputy Scott Wickenden Young people encouraged to #AskTheMinisters Date19 November 2021 Young people are being encouraged to take the opportunity to pose their questions to Ministers ahead of the next instalment of the 'Ask the Ministers' live panel sessions. Students to be offered COVID-19 vaccines in schools Date19 November 2021 The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme will be offered in secondary schools and colleges, for eligible students, aged 12 and over, from Monday 29 November Independent Review of Adult Mental Health Services Date19 November 2021 Health and Community Services has shared the summary and recommendations of an independent review of Adult Mental Health Services Planning approval for Les Quennevais Skatepark Date18 November 2021 Plans to build a new skatepark at Les Quennevais have been approved House price report for the third quarter 2021 Date18 November 2021 The house price report for the third quarter 2021 has been published today by Statistics Jersey. Changes to Jersey’s vaccination team Date16 November 2021 Changes to Jersey’s vaccination team will happen in a phased approach from this month. Keep Jersey in Business Date16 November 2021 Local firms urge Islanders to help keep them in business this winter Ministers meet UK Prime Minister to discuss international trade Date15 November 2021 The Chief Minister and Minister for External Relations have met the UK Prime Minister, to discuss matters of significant importance to the Island Odd socks for anti-bullying week Date15 November 2021 Many school children and Islanders are wearing odd socks today [Monday 15 November] to mark the start of anti-bullying week Increase in permanent French fishing licences Date12 November 2021 Three French fishing vessels are issued with permanent licences to fish in Jersey waters PCR tests reminder for Islanders Date11 November 2021 Islanders are asked to keep their PCR appointments to avoid delays Our Stars Jersey Public Service Awards 2021 Date11 November 2021 Employees from across Government were honoured at an awards ceremony . The evening of celebration took place at the Royal Jersey Showground and saw 11 awards presented in a variety of categories. COVID-19 testing lab opens Date10 November 2021 The new COVID-19 Testing Lab has begun processing samples in Jersey’s General Hospital. Once fully operational, the lab will maintain current testing capacity. Jersey and UAE sign historic treaty Date09 November 2021 The Government of Jersey and the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), the first of its kind for the Island, in Dubai Government hosts Tackling Transport event Date08 November 2021 Islanders are invited to attend the Government’s sustainable transport event this week Our Stars 2021: employee awards Date08 November 2021 Public service awards: Our Stars 2021 Changes to Parish speed limits Date05 November 2021 Speed limits in 68 locations will be reduced in St Saviour from tomorrow (Saturday 6 November), following a public consultation in July 2019 which asked Islanders for their feedback as part of a Road Action Safety Plan to review speed limits. Island attendees at Jersey pre-COP26 webinar issue Joint Communique Date05 November 2021 Island partners at the webinar, ‘Climate Change and Small Islands – Leveraging strengths to contribute to global climate objectives’ have agreed continued cooperation Islanders strongly advised to wear face coverings and increase lateral flow testing Date05 November 2021 Ministers are calling on Islanders to begin taking additional precautions this winter, as part of Step 1 of Jersey’s COVID-19 Winter Strategy Primary school admissions deadline Date05 November 2021 Parents who registered for a Government primary school place for September 2022 are being sent an application form. Jersey’s First Permanent Principal Social Worker Appointed Date04 November 2021 The Island's first permanent Principal Social Worker for Children and Families has been appointed. Additional support for businesses Date03 November 2021 The Government is announcing additional support for businesses affected by the pandemic and travel disruption, following the expiry of the Co-Funded Payroll Scheme (CFPS) at the end of October. Interim headteacher arrangements for St Martin and Trinity schools Date03 November 2021 Following the appointment of Jenny Posner as the new headteacher of Samarès School, the Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills has announced interim leadership arrangements Jersey to attend COP26 in Glasgow Date02 November 2021 Jersey will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) for the first time this year. The conference began in Glasgow this week and will run until 12 November 2021. Launch of National Social Worker Recruitment Campaign Date02 November 2021 Jersey’s Government has launched a new national recruitment campaign to build a more permanent and highly-skilled workforce of social workers. Carbon Neutral Roadmap Preferred Strategy published Date02 November 2021 The Council of Ministers has published its Preferred Strategy for tackling the climate emergency, backed by £23m of new investment over the next four years. Passport renewals encouraged before peak period Date02 November 2021 Jersey Customs and Immigration Service (JCIS) is encouraging Islanders with a passport due for renewal to act now, before the busy period in March – August 2022. New Headteacher of Samarès Primary School Appointed Date02 November 2021 A new headteacher has been appointed to Samarès Primary School following a rigorous selection process. Health Minister Responds to Scrutiny Panel Date02 November 2021 The Health and Social Services Minister, Deputy Richard Renouf has made the following statement following the recent comments of the Health and Social Security Scrutiny Panel: Extra nasal flu vaccination appointments for school children Date02 November 2021 Flu vaccinations for school children from Reception to Year 11 will be available at the General Hospital. Joint Statement by the Minister for Environment and the Minister for External Relations regarding the issuing of temporary licences for French fishing vessels Date01 November 2021 The Government of Jersey has issued 49 temporary licences to French fishing vessels, as announced on the 28 October. Statement from Dr Muscat urging symptomatic testing and use of LFTs Date29 October 2021 If you experience any COVID symptoms, you should immediately isolate from others and book a PCR test. Joint Statement from the Minister for Environment and the Minister for External Relations regarding the licensing of French fishing vessels Date28 October 2021 Joint Statement from the Minister for Environment, Deputy John Young, and the Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst, regarding the licensing of French fishing vessels June Labour Market report published Date28 October 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published the June 2021 Labour Market report. States Employment Board responds to Scrutiny's People and Culture Review Date26 October 2021 The States Employment Board (SEB) has published its response to the People and Culture Review carried out by the Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel (CSSP). Public Inquiries Law consultation Date26 October 2021 The Government is consulting on the development of Jersey’s first ever Public Inquiries Law. Consultation on new statistics legislation Date25 October 2021 Proposals for a new law on statistics in Jersey have been published Government Extends Immigration Permissions for Hospitality Date25 October 2021 The Minister for Home Affairs, Deputy Gregory Guida, has announced an exception to the Immigration Work Permit Policy Digital COVID Status Certification update Date22 October 2021 Following the system flaw that was identified with Jersey's Digital COVID Status Certification (CSC) platform on Wednesday, 20 October, the Government would like to provide the below update. Parents and children asked to help shape Jersey’s future Oral Health Strategy Date22 October 2021 Children and parents in Jersey are being asked to take part in an online survey about their dental care to help inform the Oral Health Strategy. September 2021 Retail Prices Index report published Date22 October 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published the September 2021 Retail Prices Index report. Consultation to be held on change to the Probate Law Date21 October 2021 People in Jersey are being asked for their views on proposed amendments to the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 that would provide new arrangements for the management of a deceased person’s moveable estate in Jersey. Chief Minister visits the United Arab Emirates to enhance bilateral ties Date21 October 2021 The Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, conducted his first official visit to the United Arab Emirates last week. Ministers announce Jersey’s COVID-19 Winter Strategy Date21 October 2021 Ministers have announced Jersey’s COVID-19 Winter Strategy, following advice from Public Health, and in consultation with the Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC). Chief Minister's Speech on the COVID-19 Winter Strategy Date21 October 2021 The Chief Minister gives an update on the the COVID-19 winter strategy Deputy Chief Minister's Speech on the COVID-19 Winter Strategy Date21 October 2021 Deputy Chief Minister's gives an update on the COVID-19 Winter Strategy Health Minister's Speech on the COVID-19 Winter Strategy Date21 October 2021 The Health Minister gives an update on the COVID-19 winter strategy Government welcomes Comptroller and Auditor General report into ITS Programme Date21 October 2021 Jersey's Comptroller and Auditor General has today issued a report on the Government of Jersey's Integrated Technology Solution Weather Update: Islanders urged to take care as trees fall across the Island Date21 October 2021 Islanders are urged to take care on the roads as trees fall across the Island. Digital COVID Status Certificates available now Date20 October 2021 COVID Status Certificates are now available digitally for Islanders to access and currently use within UK domestic certification schemes and France's Pass Sanitaire scheme. Health and Community Services to launch replacement electronic patient records system Date20 October 2021 The Government is launching an Electronic Patient Record (EPR) System, which will modernise and improve the way patient care across Jersey is delivered. Jersey to host climate change webinar Date19 October 2021 The Government of Jersey is hosting an inter-jurisdictional webinar on Wednesday [20 October] ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) Public consultation on Our Hospital design to close Date19 October 2021 The public consultation on the latest designs for Jersey's new hospital will close this Friday. Tackling sexual harassment and abuse in all schools Date19 October 2021 The Safeguarding Partnership Board has published an independent learning review into the handling of allegations of misogyny, sexism and sexual abuse, raised by students at Jersey College for Girls Application for new firearms range for States of Jersey Police Date18 October 2021 The Justice and Home Affairs Department has submitted a planning application to build a new firearms range at Crabbe for the States of the Jersey Police (SoJP). Launch of annual campaign to tackle Domestic Abuse Date18 October 2021 Today, 18 October, the Safeguarding Partnership Board (SPB) launches its annual purple themed campaign to tackle domestic abuse in the island. This year's campaign focusses on coercive control behaviour. New Acting Director General for Children, Young People, Education and Skills Date18 October 2021 A new acting Director General for Children, Young People, Education and Skills has been appointed for the Government of Jersey. Rob Sainsbury is currently the Group Managing Director for the Department of Health & Community Services Draft Bridging Island Plan: Week two of Examination in Public rescheduled Date15 October 2021 The Inspectors appointed to examine the draft Bridging Island Plan are currently inviting further representations on certain matters to inform the Examination in Public (EiP), with a closing date for receipt of responses by 5pm on Friday 22 October 2021. COVID Status Certificates to be available digitally Date14 October 2021 COVID Status Certificates will be digitally available early next week. Business Tendency Survey September 2021 Date14 October 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published the latest results from the Business Tendency Survey. Public Health Law consultation results Date13 October 2021 The results of the Public Health Law consultation have been published with over 350 Islanders responding to the consultation. Some school and nursery Covid-19 measures relaxed Date12 October 2021 The Children and Education Minister has announced a relaxation of some Covid-19 measures in schools, colleges and nurseries, following a dramatic drop in cases this term Inspectors invite further representations Date12 October 2021 The independent inspectors examining the draft Bridging Island Plan are inviting Islanders to submit further formal comments on specific areas of the plan. Appointment of Acting Director General for Justice and Home Affairs Date12 October 2021 A new acting Director General for Justice and Home Affairs has been appointed for the Government of Jersey. UAE-Jersey relations strengthened with Ambassador’s visit Date11 October 2021 The United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to the Court of St James’s, His Excellency Mr. Mansoor Abulhoul, visited Jersey last week from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 October. New Domestic Abuse Law Consultation launched Date11 October 2021 The Justice and Home Affairs Department have launched a consultation today regarding the proposed Domestic Abuse (Jersey) Law External Relations Minister welcomes greater certainty on OECD new global tax rules Date11 October 2021 A further announcement by the OECD Inclusive Framework on a two-pillar solution for a new global tax framework Islanders encouraged to prepare for digital COVID Status Certification Date08 October 2021 Islanders who are aged 16 and over are being encouraged to download the YOTI app in preparation for accessing the digital COVID Status Certification (CSC) scheme, which will include a QR code. Jersey Skills Show returns virtually Date08 October 2021 Following the success of last year's virtual Jersey Skills Show, the five-day event will be brought to schools and Islanders online for a second year running. Menopause Awareness Month Date08 October 2021 Women in Jersey are being encouraged to speak up about their worries this Menopause Awareness Month. Urgent need for foster carers Date08 October 2021 A recruitment campaign has been launched to urgently find more foster families in Jersey to help with the growing number of children in residential care. Jersey’s Winter Vaccination Programme update Date07 October 2021 As part of this year's Winter Vaccination Programme, the Government's annual flu vaccination programme is due to start from Tuesday 12 October Wellbeing drop-in for young people Date07 October 2021 A new Saturday wellbeing drop-in service for children, young people and their families will open this weekend, following calls for more accessible mental health services Young people and parents to ‘Ask the Experts’ on vaccination Date07 October 2021 On Tuesday 12 October at 7pm, the Government will be hosting an ‘Ask the Experts: Vaccination Live’ event which will be streamed on the Government’s social media channels. Jersey CAMHS wins APT Awards for excellence Date06 October 2021 Jersey’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) have won a national award for the support they provide to young Islanders to learn techniques to manage intense emotions. Government extends payroll scheme Date06 October 2021 Government extends Co-Funded Payroll Scheme for another month Children’s Social Care Standards Published Date06 October 2021 Jersey Children’s Social Care has published new information on how the service works with children, young people, and families Registered unemployment report published Date06 October 2021 The registered unemployment report for the second quarter of 2021 has been published today by Statistics Jersey. Islanders invited to independent taxation briefings Date05 October 2021 Islanders are invited to attend public briefings to hear about the changes to the tax system. Education Minister at Les Quennevais School Date05 October 2021 Education Minister continues programme of school visits Celebrating student success Date04 October 2021 Islanders are being encouraged to join a parade in St Helier later this week to congratulate University College Jersey (UCJ) students on their graduation. Technical problems delay Covid rest results Date03 October 2021 Technical issues lead to delays in Covid test results Annual Mortality Report for 2020 published online Date01 October 2021 The Jersey Mortality Statistics for 2020 have been published online. Measuring Jersey's economy: GVA and GDP 2020 Date01 October 2021 The latest report presenting estimates of the size and performance of Jersey's economy in 2020 has been published by Statistics Jersey. Booster vaccination statistics published Date30 September 2021 The latest statistics as at Sunday 26 September show that 23% of over 80-year olds have received their booster dose within one week of being eligible. Safe space for vulnerable families Date30 September 2021 New family rooms for vulnerable children and families are opening tomorrow in memory of a ‘passionate and driven’ family support worker who passed away this year Stop smoking this Stoptober Date30 September 2021 The year marks the 10th anniversary of Stoptober, a campaign that encourages people to stop smoking throughout October. Inter-Island Environment Meeting to take place next month Date30 September 2021 Environmental experts and conservationists from the Channel Islands will be meeting virtually to share ideas and collaborate on projects at a two-day meeting. Education and care for early years Date30 September 2021 A report has been published outlining proposals that aim to give all children the best possible start in life Fort Regent consultation results published Date29 September 2021 The results of a Future Fort consultation has been published online. Jèrriais added to global online learning platform Date29 September 2021 Jèrriais is now live on an online language learning platform which is used by hundreds of thousands of schools worldwide. Jersey confirms fishing licences for EU vessels Date29 September 2021 The Government of Jersey has informed the EU which French vessels it will soon be issuing with fishing licences, and giving 30 days’ notice of the ending of current transitional arrangements. The Chief Minister's statement in response to global fluctuation in the energy market. Date29 September 2021 The Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, has issued the following statement in response to global fluctuation in the energy market. Strategic Housing Partnership Board formed Date29 September 2021 The new Strategic Housing Partnership Board will meet for the first time today. Normandy Summit 2021 Date24 September 2021 Jersey ministers meet their Normandy counterparts and discuss the Island’s new fishing licensing scheme GBJ sign to remain for Jersey registered vehicles Date24 September 2021 DVS have clarified that Jersey registered vehicles will not be changing the GBJ distinguishing sign on their vehicles when travelling abroad, despite changes coming into force in the UK. New Autumn Employer Incentive Date24 September 2021 The Government is launching an Autumn Employer Incentive which will work alongside the current Back to Work initiatives. Jersey to accept negative PCR tests from countries outside of UK Date24 September 2021 From Tuesday 28 September, Jersey will accept negative pre-departure PCR tests from all countries. Previously only negative PCR tests from the UK were accepted. Updated Our Hospital design and Westmount Road images released Date24 September 2021 Updated designs for Jersey’s new hospital have been published following months of extensive engagement and feedback. Draft bridging Island Plan programme published Date24 September 2021 The Planning Inspectors examining the draft bridging Island Plan have issued a draft hearings programme. Vaccination Centre welcomes more Islanders Date23 September 2021 This week the Vaccination Centre opened its doors for eligible Islanders to get their booster dose. Jersey Retinal Diabetic screening programme Date23 September 2021 Health and Community Services is encouraging diabetic Islanders to look after their eyes this National Eye Health Week. Global tax leadership role for Jersey Date23 September 2021 A Jersey official is playing a leading role in an international working group tasked with helping governments around the world improve tax transparency Annual summit promotes collaboration Date23 September 2021 Ministers from the Channel Islands are tomorrow joining French politicians in an annual summit that explores opportunities to work closely together Views invited on new heritage strategy Date22 September 2021 Islanders are being asked for their views on a new strategy for the development and safekeeping of Jersey's heritage. Islanders urged to return Band 5 affordable housing gateway consent form Date22 September 2021 Islanders registered on the Band 5 waiting list for assisted purchase have until Friday 1 October to return a consent form. Access to Jersey's legislation law change Date22 September 2021 On Tuesday 28th September 2021, the Legislation (Jersey) Law 2021 will come into force. Jersey Living Costs and Household Income Survey launch Date22 September 2021 From today, Thursday 21 September, randomly selected households in Jersey will receive a letter to say they have been chosen to be part of the Jersey Living Costs and Household Income Survey. Public examination date confirmed Date21 September 2021 The draft bridging Island Plan inspectors have confirmed their public examination will start on Monday 15 November at 10am for two weeks Public Health reports published Date21 September 2021 The Public Health Intelligence team have published five reports. Government Plan 2022-2025 invests in Jersey’s future Date21 September 2021 The Government Plan 2022-2025 meets the commitments made in the Common Strategic Policy, which was developed by the Council of Ministers in 2018. Financial Stability Board consultation launched Date20 September 2021 A consultation has been launched on proposals to improve the operation of an independent panel which assesses and advises on the risks to Jersey’s financial stability. New Government CEO announced Date20 September 2021 A new Chief Executive for the Government of Jersey and Head of the Public Service has been appointed. Covid winter vaccination update Date17 September 2021 Ministers announce Jersey’s winter vaccination programmes Speech by the Education Minister, Deputy Scott Wickenden Date17 September 2021 Speech by the Education Minister, Deputy Scott Wickenden on schools and vaccinations. Speech by the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondre Date17 September 2021 Speech by the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondre Speech by the Minister on booster jabs Date17 September 2021 Speech by the Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf World Patient Safety Day Date17 September 2021 World Patient Safety Day was set up in 2019 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to increase public engagement in the safety of health care. Rock up clinics end tomorrow Date16 September 2021 Young Islanders are encouraged to get their Covid-19 vaccine as the Rock Up clinics end tomorrow States’ Members approve move to Independent Taxation Date16 September 2021 States Members have approved the first phase of the move to Independent Taxation, by 41 votes for and 2 against. Your chance to Ask the Ministers Date16 September 2021 Islanders are being encouraged to quiz their political leaders next Tuesday, from 7pm to 8.30pm, during the first ‘Ask the Ministers’ event since the States Assembly returned from summer recess. Final assisted dying report published Date16 September 2021 The final report on assisted dying has been published. Households urged to take part in public health survey Date15 September 2021 Households that were randomly selected in August to take part in a one-off Health, Activity and Wellbeing Survey will have until 30 September to complete the survey. Recently Recovered Previous Positive case period extended to 90 days Date15 September 2021 Islanders who have recently recovered from a confirmed COVID-19 infection will now be classed as a Recently Recovered Previous Positive for 90 days. Interim Chief Executive's speech to the Chamber of Commerce Date15 September 2021 The Interim Chief Executive of the States, Paul Martin, delivered a speech today (15 September, 2021) to members of Jersey's Chamber of Commerce. Jersey Youth Service celebrates 15 years of Prince’s Trust Date15 September 2021 Jersey Youth Service has celebrated 15 years of delivering The Prince’s Trust programmes in Jersey. Minister for External Relations reaffirms Commonwealth ties Date14 September 2021 Jersey has agreed a new work programme with the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC). Interim French QR code system extended Date13 September 2021 The Government’s temporary solution for France’s ‘Pass Sanitaire’ has been given an extension as work to establish a permanent solution is progressed. 150,000 vaccine doses administered Date13 September 2021 As of Wednesday 8 September, over 150,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have now been administered to Islanders. Concessionary bus pass scheme to include free travel for companions Date13 September 2021 Carers or companions of eligible Islanders in the AvanchiAccess scheme will be able to travel on the bus for free, following an extension of the scheme by the Infrastructure, Housing and Environment (IHE) department. Rock up vaccine clinics return Date10 September 2021 Islanders aged 16 and over who have yet to receive their COVID-19 vaccination will be able to receive their vaccinations at various locations around the Island from Monday as the Government's 'Rock Up' campaign returns. Islanders reminded of available sexual health services Date10 September 2021 Health and Community Services (HCS) is reminding Islanders of the Sexual Health services that are available this Sexual Health Awareness Week (Monday 13- Sunday 19 September). Bluefin tuna tagging study in Island waters Date10 September 2021 A project to understand the movement and behaviour of bluefin tuna in Jersey waters by using electronic tagging started last week. Festivities planned for Corn Riots celebration Date10 September 2021 A four-day festival will take place from Friday 24 to Monday 27 September to mark the 250th anniversary of the major legislative reform that transformed society in Jersey, as a result of the Corn Riots. Jersey's Greenhouse Gas emissions data published Date10 September 2021 A report on how much greenhouse gas the Island emitted in 2019 has been published. World Suicide Prevention Day Date10 September 2021 Today is World Suicide Prevention Day which aims to raise awareness of suicide, improve education, and decrease the stigma. Nearly half of 16–17-year-olds receive first COVID vaccine dose Date09 September 2021 Nearly half of the Island’s 16- and 17-year-olds heading back to school and college this week have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Economy Department launched Date09 September 2021 The Department for the Economy will be launched in the new year Improved process for Islanders on assisted purchase waiting list Date09 September 2021 Islanders wishing to purchase a home with financial assistance from the Government will be managed by Andium Homes, moving away from the current team in the Affordable Housing Gateway, by 30 September 2021. National Emergency Services Day Date09 September 2021 Jersey’s emergency services have marked the National Emergency Services Day for the second year. Lateral flow tests for all direct contacts Date08 September 2021 All Islanders aged 12 and above, who have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, will now be offered lateral flow test (LFT) kits to take home. New my mhealth referral form online Date07 September 2021 Islanders who are living with COPD, Heart Disease, Diabetes, or asthma can now access the my mhealth app by using an online self-referral form. Ready for the return to school Date06 September 2021 The Government of Jersey has launched a back-to-school campaign to raise awareness of the COVID safety steps that will be taken in schools, colleges and nurseries. Views sought on proposed changes to pension sales regulations Date06 September 2021 Islanders have until 30 September to share their views on proposed legislative changes which will provide better protection for people seeking advice on their pension arrangements Annual children’s flu programme to begin Date06 September 2021 As part of the childhood vaccination programme, children in nurseries, primary and secondary schools across the Island will be offered the annual nasal flu vaccination. Thousands of secondary students register for Lateral Flow Test in first day Date03 September 2021 More than 2,000 secondary students have registered for the free Lateral Flow Tests ahead of starting school next week. Jersey Library given accreditation Date03 September 2021 Jersey Library has been awarded the Accès Accreditation for demonstrating to employees and customers that accessibility for the disabled community is taken seriously. Statement on third dose vaccination for severely immunosuppressed Date02 September 2021 Islanders with severely weakened immune systems should have a third vaccine dose as part of their primary COVID-19 vaccination schedule. A winning snapshot of your Island Date02 September 2021 Islanders are being encouraged to enter a competition that aims to capture Jersey’s diversity and vibrancy. Plans to increase minimum wage lodged Date02 September 2021 A proposition has been lodged to allow the Minister for Social Security to increase the minimum wage in Jersey in January 2022 Registration to open for secondary students to self-test at home Date01 September 2021 The majority of schools are due to return on Tuesday, 7 September and secondary students are being offered Lateral Flow Tests before starting school. Inspectors to examine draft bridging Island Plan Date01 September 2021 The Minister for Environment has published a report responding to comments received during the consultation on the draft bridging Island Plan Mid-Year Review 2021 published Date31 August 2021 The Government of Jersey has published the Mid-Year Review 2021 UK minister to tour Jersey’s trade Date30 August 2021 The UK Minister of State for Trade Policy, the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, is visiting Jersey tomorrow to learn more about the Island’s various industries Dog covid case reported Date27 August 2021 The Chief Veterinary Officer, Alistair Breed, has reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) the finding of a case of infection in a pet dog with the virus that causes Covid-19. Covid Status Certificates include dose administered outside of Jersey Date27 August 2021 Islanders who received one of their two vaccines outside of Jersey can apply for a Covid Status Certificate showing both doses. Average Earnings Report for June 2021 Date27 August 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published the Index of Average Earnings report for June 2021. One third of 16-17 year olds receive first dose Date26 August 2021 The latest Covid-19 vaccination statistics as at Sunday 22 August, show that 32% of Islanders aged 16 and 17 have received a first dose. Still time to take-up the Challenge Date26 August 2021 Jersey Library is encouraging all the Island's primary school children to join the Summer Reading Challenge as it reaches the halfway point. 5,000 households invited to take part in public health survey Date26 August 2021 Households in Jersey are being selected at random to take part in a one-off Health, Activity and Wellbeing Survey run by the Public Health Department. Jersey’s public health function expanded Date26 August 2021 Jersey’s public health function is being strengthened to better coordinate work to improve health outcomes across the Island. Public Health guidance entering Stage 7 Date25 August 2021 On Thursday 26 August, Jersey will enter Stage 7 of the Reconnection Roadmap where the remaining Covid restrictions will be lifted. New COVID safety guidance for educational settings Date24 August 2021 Jersey’s Competent Authority Ministers (CAM) have issued new and updated guidance to allow for a safe return to educational settings this September and to limit the transmission of COVID-19. Disability Strategy survey launches Date24 August 2021 The Government has launched a Disability Survey as part of its Disability Strategy, to improve attitudes across the Island and help provide better opportunities for those with a disability. Health and Community Services shortlisted for award Date23 August 2021 Health and Community Services (HCS) has been shortlisted for a Student Nursing Times Award for the student nurse experience in Jersey. Views sought on arts sector plans Date23 August 2021 Islanders are being invited to share their views on a new draft strategy Young Islanders urged to get their vaccine Date19 August 2021 The latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics as at Sunday 15 August, show 25% of 16 and 17 year olds have had their first dose since becoming eligible on 5 August. House price report for the second quarter 2021 Date19 August 2021 The house price report for the second quarter 2021 has been published today by Statistics Jersey. Health Performance Report is published Date17 August 2021 Health and Community Services publish their Quality and Performance Report for June 2021 File on time to avoid a fine Date17 August 2021 Islanders have just two weeks left to file their tax returns online. Vaccine bookings open for high risk 12–15-year-olds Date16 August 2021 In line with recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), a select group of young people aged 12-15 years old are now eligible and can book to receive their first dose of the Pfizer/Biontech COVID-19 vaccine. Interim French QR code system goes live Date15 August 2021 Islanders who have applied, will now start receiving their interim QR code certificates for vaccination status recognition in France. Interim QR code certification for France delayed Date13 August 2021 There is a delay for people expecting to receive their QR code certificates for entry to venues in France. Fiscal Policy Panel updates economic assumptions Date13 August 2021 Jersey’s Fiscal Policy Panel (FPP) has published its updated forecast for the Jersey economy. Company prospectus consultation Date13 August 2021 Views are being sought on proposed changes to the circumstances in which a formal document is required when inviting investment in a Jersey company. Maternity ward refurbishment to start Date13 August 2021 The Maternity Unit at the General Hospital will undergo refurbishment from Monday 16 August, to include the Special Care Baby Unit and the provision of ensuite facilities on Delivery suite. Les Quennevais swimming pool temporary closure Date13 August 2021 The swimming pools at Les Quennevais Sports Centre will be closed from Tuesday 24 August for one week. 80% of adult Islanders fully vaccinated Date12 August 2021 The latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics as at Sunday 8 August, show that 86% of Islanders aged 18 and over have had at least one dose, and 80% are fully vaccinated. Jersey GCSE students celebrate their success Date12 August 2021 Jersey students have continued to achieve a high percentage of passes in their GCSEs, with 86.0% of GCSEs were graded at 4-9 (C and above), and 36.0% at the highest grades: 7-9 (A/A*) Deputy Chief Minister speech Stage 7 Reconnection Roadmap Date11 August 2021 The Deputy Chief Minister talks about easing restrictions as we move to Stage 7 of the Reconnection roadmap on 26 August. Senator Ian Gorst on Covid status certificates Date11 August 2021 Senator Ian Gorst updates Islanders on the plans for anyone travelling from Jersey to France Covid reconnection plan reaches Stage 7 Date11 August 2021 Covid-19 restrictions eased as Stage 7 reconnection is announced Last few days of Rock Up vaccine clinics Date11 August 2021 This week is the last chance for Islanders, aged 16 and over, to rock up to the mobile vaccine clinics. Energy Trends report 2020 published Date11 August 2021 The Energy Trends report for 2020 has been published today by Statistics Jersey. Jersey students celebrate A-level success Date10 August 2021 Jersey’s A-Level students have once again outperformed students in England, achieving higher success rates at the highest grades. Legislation temporarily amended to ease staffing pressures Date10 August 2021 Industries which have traditionally relied on migrant workers are being given temporary support to help ease their staffing pressures. Tree Strategy survey Date10 August 2021 Islanders are being asked to share their views online to help form the new Tree Strategy. Nearly all households respond to Jersey Census Date10 August 2021 Jersey's census response rate estimated at 99.3% Two charged with drug importation Date09 August 2021 Two men have been charged with importing Class A drugs into Jersey. Great Summer Reading Challenge Takeaway Date09 August 2021 As part of the Summer Reading Challenge, the Library has launched its takeaway service where children don’t have to go to the Library. Support and education provided on alcohol and pregnancy Date06 August 2021 Jersey Midwives and the Alcohol Pathway Team are offering support and education on alcohol and pregancny Lions to return to Jersey Date06 August 2021 The British & Irish Lions will return to Jersey on Monday, 9 August, following tomorrow's final fixture against the Springboks in Cape Town. Former Les Quennevais School Planning application submitted Date06 August 2021 A planning application has been submitted to transform the former Les Quennevais School into a temporary health facility while Jersey’s new hospital is constructed at Overdale. 85% of adult Islanders have at least one dose Date05 August 2021 As at Sunday 1 August, 85% of all adult Islanders aged over 18-years old had received one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Additionally, 79% of all adult Islanders are fully vaccinated. Covid-19 vaccinations for under-18s Date05 August 2021 Jersey follows JCVI advice on Covid vaccinations for 16-17 year olds 25 babies born at home in 2021 so far Date05 August 2021 The Home Birth Service in HCS is seeing a big increase in the number of babies being born at home. Support extended for Covid-affected businesses Date04 August 2021 Business support schemes are being extended and garden restrictions relaxed Interim ‘Pass Sanitaire’ for travel to France in August Date04 August 2021 The Government of Jersey will introduce an interim solution for Islanders who are travelling to France in August and require a ‘Pass Sanitaire’ to enter certain venues. Inspiring Active Places survey results Date04 August 2021 A survey asking for feedback on plans for sports and wellbeing facilities across the Island saw more than 1,000 people share their views – making it one of the Government’s most successful public consultations. Legal Aid Scheme consultation opens Date04 August 2021 Islanders have until Wednesday 29 September to offer their views on a proposed new Legal Aid scheme, which would help to ensure legal representation is available to all Islanders. Our Hospital funding proposal Date03 August 2021 Our Hospital funding proposal is lodged with the States Assembly Minister lodges amendment law to tax couples independently Date03 August 2021 The Minister for Treasury and Resources, Deputy Susie Pinel, has lodged an Amendment Law, which will mean all taxpayers are treated fairly by the tax system. Walk in appointments at Fort Regent extended Date03 August 2021 Fort Regent has extended walk-in appointments throughout August for both first and second doses but the Centre will be closed for a few days this month to prepare for the booster programme. New traffic calming measures at Havre des Pas Date03 August 2021 A series of pedestrian courtesy crossings (raised tables) will be put in place in Havre des Pas early next year to make it easier for pedestrians to cross safely and to slow traffic. Toucan crossing at Railway Walk Date02 August 2021 Walkers, runners and cyclists will now be able to access a popular St Brelade spot more safely after a new toucan crossing was opened Vaccine appointments available at more locations Date30 July 2021 Adult Islanders and those turning 18 years old within three months-time, will be able to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at various locations around the Island. Lateral flow tests for eligible direct contacts Date30 July 2021 Lateral flow kits for direct contacts in households, critical infrastructure, emergency services and the care sector New cleaning process improves sewage network Date30 July 2021 Jersey’s sewage network received a special treatment as part of a trial period to advance the way sewage pipes are cleaned. Ministers agree changes to isolation period Date30 July 2021 Ministers have agreed a reduction to the standard period of isolation for people who test positive with COVID-19 Consultation launched on proposed changes to company winding up provisions Date30 July 2021 A consultation has been launched on proposed changes which would offer an additional option for how to wind up a company in Jersey. Islanders turning 18 years old can get their first dose Date29 July 2021 Islanders turning 18 years old within three months’ time are now eligible to get their first dose of the vaccine to protect them against Covid-19 Diversity and inclusion toolkit launched for Jersey businesses Date29 July 2021 An open access online toolkit has been created to enable Jersey businesses to improve their workforce culture. Islanders invited to give their thoughts on future population policy Date28 July 2021 The Government of Jersey is inviting Islanders to take part in a frank and open discussion about the Island’s future population policy. Applications invited for BA Social Work Degree Date28 July 2021 Islanders who want to start or further their career in social work have until Monday 23 August to apply for a place on the BA (Hons) Social Work (Jersey) degree course. Islanders wanted to help transform dental care Date28 July 2021 Throughout August and September, Health and Community Services is recruiting volunteers to help contribute to improving the Island’s dental care service as part of the Oral Health Strategy. Statement on the crematorium Date28 July 2021 Discussions are underway to minimise disruption to funeral services during construction of a new hospital at Overdale Last chance to take part in Public Health Law consultation Date28 July 2021 Islanders urged to give their views on the development of a new Public Health Law Housing Advice Service launches Date27 July 2021 A new service has been launched for Islanders who need support with housing Cycle route to link east with town Date27 July 2021 Islanders are being encouraged to share their views on plans to improve cycling and walking routes to connect the east of the Island with St Helier New pavement and bus shelter in St Peter Date27 July 2021 A new pavement and bus shelter opposite the Mont Fallu junction, on the northbound route towards St Peter’s village has been constructed. World Hepatitis Day 2021 Date27 July 2021 Hepatitis can affect anyone is the message from Jersey's Blood Borne Viruses (BBV) service for World Hepatitis Day 2021 (28 July). Jersey Fire and Rescue Service helps swimmer cut off by tide Date27 July 2021 The Jersey Fire and Rescue Service have helped a swimmer who had become cut off on rocks by the quickly rising tide in St Clement New Tanker Facility at Bellozanne Date27 July 2021 A new Tanker Import Facility has begun operating at Bellozanne as part of the overall Sewage Treatment Works project. Our Hospital design exhibition closes on Friday Date26 July 2021 Islanders have until Friday evening to submit their feedback on the concept designs for Jersey’s new hospital at Overdale Assistant Minister to take on additional responsibilities Date26 July 2021 Deputy Gregory Guida, Minister for Home Affairs, has signed a Ministerial Decision appointing Deputy Lindsay Ash, as Assistant Minister for Home Affairs 84% of adult Islanders have received at least one dose Date24 July 2021 The latest statistics as at Sunday 18 July show that 84% of Islanders aged 18 years and over have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 71% are fully vaccinated. Measures agreed to mitigate rise in Covid cases Date23 July 2021 Competent Authority Ministers have agreed a number of measures to protect both Islanders and Jersey’s health service in the face of a continuing rise in active Covid cases. Speech by the Chief Minister, Senator John le Fondre Date23 July 2021 A speech by the Chief Minister, announcing additional COVID-19 measures. June 2021 Retail Prices Index report published Date23 July 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published the June 2021 Retail Prices Index report. Parish votes to join household recycling Date23 July 2021 Parishioners in St Ouen have voted to introduce household recycling collection in the Parish Cow grazing on protected meadow improves biodiversity Date22 July 2021 A traditional method of land management allowing cows to roam free and graze for a short period has been used on a meadow in Trinity. Our Hospital business case published Date22 July 2021 Jersey’s new hospital at Overdale is deliverable within the original target budget, according to a business case for the project published today. Procurement for skatepark begins Date22 July 2021 A consultation with the construction industry has been launched for potential bidders to build the new skatepark at Les Quennevais. New cycle shelters in town Date22 July 2021 Four new cycle shelters have been added in St Helier as part of a four-month pilot scheme to encourage Islanders to cycle in and out of town. Single-use plastic and paper bags to be banned Date21 July 2021 The States Assembly has unanimously voted to ban the supply and distribution of specific types of single-use plastic and paper bags. In committee debate to inform Carbon Neutral Roadmap Date21 July 2021 States Members will consider and discuss the recent recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change in this week’s States sitting. Walk in week at the vaccine centre Date21 July 2021 The vaccine centre at Fort Regent will be opening its doors for first dose walk-in appointments next week, between Monday 26 July and Sunday 1 August, at designated hours of the day. Vaccine Programme continues to progress Date20 July 2021 Almost 5,000 Islanders have booked their first dose since the ‘Time is Running Out’ campaign launched at the end of June and 57,631 Covid Status Certification letters have been sent out to fully vaccinated Islanders. Advice in hot weather Date20 July 2021 Advice for Islanders during hot weather Opioid overdose antidote available Date20 July 2021 A drug that can reverse the effects of opioid overdoses has been made available for Islanders by the Alcohol and Drugs Service. Mask wearing to become mandatory Date19 July 2021 From 00:00 Wednesday 21 July, Islanders over the age of 12 must wear masks when entering an indoor public space. Social work and mental health services consultation is live Date19 July 2021 Islanders are asked to share their views in a public consultation about a new regulatory framework for social work and mental health services for children and young people operating in Jersey. No change to Jersey’s S&P credit rating Date19 July 2021 Standard & Poor's (S&P) has released it's latest credit rating for Jersey. Death of hospital patient with Covid-19 Date18 July 2021 A patient who tested positive for Covid-19 has died at Jersey's General Hospital Two charged with drug trafficking and money laundering Date16 July 2021 Two men appear in the Magistrate’s Court, charged with drug trafficking and money laundering Two thirds of adult Islanders fully vaccinated Date15 July 2021 The latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics as at Sunday 11 July, shows that over two thirds of the Island’s adult population are fully vaccinated. Ministers announce changes to Jersey’s testing programme and guidance for direct contacts Date15 July 2021 Ministers have agreed changes to the Island’s testing programme to better align with vaccination coverage and to prioritise symptomatic Islanders who require a test. Gold award for Les Landes School Date15 July 2021 Les Landes School have been awarded Gold, the highest accreditation under the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award. Business Tendency Survey June 2021 Date15 July 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published the latest results from the Business Tendency Survey (BTS). 31 July tax filing deadline extended Date15 July 2021 An extension to the online tax return filing date means that Islanders now have until 31 August to file their tax returns, instead of the original 31 July deadline. Advice for direct contacts of people with Covid-19 Date14 July 2021 Advice for people who think they might be a direct contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 Parents asked for feedback on Learning at Home website Date14 July 2021 From today until 31 July, parents can share their thoughts on the Learning at Home website, and how it can be developed to better support children and young people. Economic indicators published Date14 July 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published their latest economic indicators report. Money launderer jailed for 7 ½ years Date13 July 2021 On 10 March 2021, the Superior Number of the Royal Court sentenced Darius Pearce to a total 7 ½ years imprisonment in respect of money laundering arrangement offences. Minister issues new Covid advice to schools Date13 July 2021 The Education and Children’s Minister, Deputy Scott Wickenden has issued new Covid advice to schools and colleges. Ministers issue guidance for Islanders to enjoy a Safer Summer Date13 July 2021 Following advice from the Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC) and in consultation with Public Health, Competent Authority Ministers have issued new guidance and extended measures to keep Islanders safe this summer. Speech by the Chief Minister on a Safer Summer Date13 July 2021 The Chief Minister's speech regarding an update on COVID-19 Speech by the Minister for Health and Social Services on a Safer Summer Date13 July 2021 Minister for Health and Social Services's speech regarding an update on COVID-19 Updated Co-Funded Payroll Scheme figures released Date13 July 2021 The Government of Jersey has published an update to the Co-Funded Payroll Scheme payments to businesses. Primary Schools given a French Experience Date12 July 2021 Primary School children in Year 5 have been receiving French lessons, as part of a Government funded programme. Parish to vote on joining household recycling scheme Date12 July 2021 On Wednesday, 21 July parishioners in St Ouen will be asked to vote on the introduction of a household recycling collection in the parish. Telecoms Statistics and Market report published Date12 July 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published the Telecoms Statistics and Market Report 2020. Recruitment drive for States of Jersey Prison Service Date09 July 2021 The States of Jersey Prison Service (SoJPS) is currently recruiting for Operational Prison Officers and this weekend, will be hosting an open stand in the town centre for potential applicants to come and find out more. Children, young people, teachers and care workers praised for their efforts through the pandemic Date09 July 2021 Children and young people and their nurseries, schools and colleges have been praised for their dedication and determination. Disability Strategy looking for Champions of change Date09 July 2021 Islanders are being encouraged to register their interest to be a part of the Disability Strategy working groups. Vaccination Programme continues to roll-out Date08 July 2021 The latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics as at Sunday 4 July, show that 82% of all adult Islanders have had at least one dose of the vaccine, and 63% are fully vaccinated. Migrant Vessel Sighting Date08 July 2021 At approximately 4am this morning, Jersey Coastguard were alerted by their French counterparts following a French fishing boat sighting a possible migrant vessel. Speech by the Minister for Economic Development on Safer Travel Policy Date08 July 2021 Speech by the Minister for Economic Development, Senator Lyndon Farnham Speech by the Chief Minister on Safer Travel Policy Date08 July 2021 A speech by the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondre Ministers announce updates to Safer Travel Policy Date08 July 2021 Ministers have agreed updates to the Safer Travel Policy to better align to recent policy changes. Strategy underway to improve protection of trees Date08 July 2021 A new overarching strategy to protect trees in Jersey is being developed, with more than 50 stakeholders due to meet later this month. JFSC powers consultation launched Date07 July 2021 A consultation has been launched to enable Jersey's financial services industry to respond to proposals to extend the Jersey Financial Services Commission's (JFSC) powers Blue fish teaching tool kit available Date07 July 2021 An online tool kit has been designed to teach children how to protect the Island's water as part of the Blue Fish campaign Jersey Employer Group publishes proposals for future-proofing workforce Date07 July 2021 An independent group of Jersey's largest employers has published a report setting out their recommendations Registered unemployment report published Date07 July 2021 The registered unemployment report for the second quarter of 2021 has been published today by Statistics Jersey. Improving the lives of children and young people Date06 July 2021 The Minister for Children and Education, Deputy Scott Wickenden, has reflected on Jersey’s second Children’s Day. Annual Skills and Employment Conference returns Date05 July 2021 Students, teachers and employers are invited to the third Annual Skills and Employment Conference between 5 and 9 July. Opportunity for local businesses to be part of Our Hospital project Date05 July 2021 Local businesses who would like to play a key role in the building of Jersey’s new hospital are being invited to register their interest from today. Changes made to isolation policy for direct contacts Date04 July 2021 Competent Authorities Ministers have announced changes to the isolation requirements for direct contacts taking part in COVID testing. Statement from the Deputy Medical Officer of Health Date02 July 2021 Statement from Dr Ivan Muscat regarding the recognition of AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured in India for travel purposes. Safer Travel Policy updates announced Date02 July 2021 Following advice from Public Health, and in consultation with the Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC), the following changes to the Safer Travel Policy are announced. Planning application submitted for Coronation Park Water Play area Date02 July 2021 A planning application outlining the design for the replacement Water Play area at Coronation Park has been submitted. Government responds to MHRA announcement Date02 July 2021 The Government of Jersey has responsed to an MHRA announcement regarding adverse reactions associated with COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna. OECD Inclusive Framework announcement Date01 July 2021 Jersey responds to announcement from the OECD Inclusive Framework Jersey marks Children’s Day Date01 July 2021 Children and young people are being encouraged to make their mark for Jersey’s Children Day on Saturday, 3 July. Vaccination statistics and interim advice on booster jabs Date01 July 2021 The latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics as at Sunday 27 June, show that 81% of all adult Islanders have had at least one dose of the vaccine, and 60% are fully vaccinated. Short delay to Stage 7 reconnection Date01 July 2021 Ministers announce updates to Stage 7 Reconnection and extension to economic support schemes Employers urged to prepare for new combined employer return Date30 June 2021 Revenue Jersey is reminding employers to prepare for changes to the way they submit their returns of employees’ tax deductions, taxable benefits, contributions and manpower. Summer Reading Challenge returns Date30 June 2021 Children are being encouraged to take part in the summer reading challenge. EU Settlement Scheme deadline and late applications Date30 June 2021 Jersey Customs and Immigration Service (JCIS) are reminding resident EU nationals, that they have until today, Wednesday 30 June, to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme. Ministers announce updates to children’s isolation requirements Date29 June 2021 Ministers have agreed changes to the isolation period for children and young people who have been identified as a direct contact of a COVID positive person. Registration plates to be auctioned Date29 June 2021 Islanders wishing to secure a standout registration mark for their vehicle will be able to bid at an auction, on Saturday 10 July. Jersey Children’s Day continues to grow Date28 June 2021 Children and young people in schools and nurseries across the Island will take part in activities this week to mark the second Jersey Children’s Day on 3 July 2021. Lateral flow testing extended to more businesses Date28 June 2021 Lateral flow testing is now open for a greater number of businesses who can sign up to be part of the Community Testing programme. Playing Out campaign begins Date28 June 2021 Elizabeth Street will be closed to traffic on Tuesday 29 June to allow school children to play outside as part of a national ‘Playing Out’ campaign. The campaign is one of the Government’s Sustainable Transport Strong Start initiatives. Jersey offers extension to fishing transition period after talks with EU Date28 June 2021 The Government of Jersey has offered to extend, for three months, the transition period allowing certain French vessels to continue to fish in Island waters. Government responds to C&AG’s Covid-19 financial management report Date27 June 2021 The Government of Jersey has responded to the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (C&AG) latest Covid report. Keep Your Guard Up as Covid cases continue to rise Date25 June 2021 As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Islanders are being reminded to continue to keep their guard up and follow the public health guidelines. Islanders encouraged to get tested for National HIV Testing Day Date25 June 2021 Staff in Health and Community Services are raising awareness of the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis to support National HIV Testing Day on 27 June. Social Security contributions to return to 6% Date25 June 2021 Islanders are being reminded that their Social Security contributions will return to the pre-pandemic 6% in July. Islanders urged to book for a vaccine appointment before 11 July Date25 June 2021 Jersey’s Vaccination Programme is launching a campaign to encourage any remaining eligible Islanders to book for their first dose of the COVID vaccine. 85% of over 40 year olds fully vaccinated Date24 June 2021 The latest vaccination statistics as at 20 June show that 92% of over 40s have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 85% are fully vaccinated. Biomedical Science Day 2021 Date24 June 2021 Today, Jersey's biomedical scientists are celebrated as part of Biomedical Science Day 2021. Our Hospital exhibitions open Date24 June 2021 Two further virtual public exhibitions have been launched as part of the Our Hospital Project this week. JT sells its digital technology business Date23 June 2021 JT is to sell a majority stake in its Internet of Things (IoT) division Fisheries Support Scheme is launched Date23 June 2021 A scheme to provide interim financial support to the Island's fishing industry has been approved by Ministers. Speech by the Chief Minister on isolation requirements Date23 June 2021 A speech by the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondre Speech by the Minister for Health and Social Services on isolation requirements Date23 June 2021 Speech by the Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf Speech by the Minister for Economic Development on isolation requirements Date23 June 2021 A speech by the Minister for Economic Development, Senator Lyndon Farnham Ministers update policies for fully vaccinated people Date23 June 2021 Ministers have agreed to relax the isolation policy for fully vaccinated direct contacts, and to extend the COVID Status Certification scheme to those who have been fully vaccinated outside the Common Travel Area (CTA). Cyber resilience team established Date23 June 2021 The establishment of an organisation which will improve Jersey’s cyber security has taken a significant step forward. Islanders asked to have their say on Bel Royal redesign Date22 June 2021 Islanders are being encouraged to share their feedback on a proposed scheme to improve the promenade area at Bel Royal’s seafront. Minister receives initial report of Assisted Dying Citizens’ Jury Date22 June 2021 On Tuesday 22 June, the Minister for Health and Social Services published the initial report of Jersey’s Assisted Dying Citizens’ Jury. Productivity Support Scheme launched Date22 June 2021 A pilot scheme has launched which aims to help small and medium-sized businesses in Jersey improve their productivity. Cycle shelter pilot scheme to begin Date21 June 2021 Three new cycle shelters are being added in St Helier as part of a four-month pilot scheme to encourage Islanders to cycle in and out of town. GovLife podcasts are launched Date18 June 2021 GovLife podcast series is launched Haute Vallée students celebrate Learning Disability Week Date18 June 2021 Students at Haute Vallée have joined adults supported by the Learning Disability Service to co-create pieces of artwork to raise awareness about Learning Disability Week. Closer to Home events return Date18 June 2021 Two new Closer to Home events will take place at the end of June and will deliver activities and services to Islanders at the Library. Haute Vallée takes on triathlon challenge Date18 June 2021 Students at Haute Vallée will take on two of their teachers in a triathlon fundraiser to raise money for Brightly, a local children's charity. Safer Travel update Date17 June 2021 Ministers announce updates to the Safer Travel Policy and Jersey’s Reconnection Roadmap COVID-19 Vaccination Programme updates Date17 June 2021 As at Sunday 13 June, 75% of all Islanders aged over 18-years old had received one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine Schools and colleges reminded to keep their guard up Date16 June 2021 Deputy Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ivan Muscat, has written to the school community Jersey Heart Team recognised for their specialised work in blackouts Date16 June 2021 Jersey’s Heart Team in Health and Community Services has been recognised for their work caring for patients who suffer blackouts (syncope). Their service will be listed as an international centre of excellence. Second round of Fiscal Stimulus funding announced Date16 June 2021 A further £6.8 million of Fiscal Stimulus funding is being released to a range of organisations including Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, The Shelter Trust, Jersey Hospice Care and the National Trust. Public Health Law Consultation launched Date15 June 2021 Islanders are invited to contribute to a consultation into the new public health law. Successful weekend of contact tracing Date15 June 2021 The COVID Safe team have successfully traced all current COVID-19 cases. Last month of draft Island Plan consultation phase Date15 June 2021 Islanders are being encouraged to participate in the draft bridging Island Plan consultation by submitting their comments before Monday 12 July. Future Fort Regent plans published Date14 June 2021 Proposed Future Fort Regent plans have been published today, and Islanders are invited to share their feedback. Independent Inclusion Review deadline is extended Date14 June 2021 Islanders have until the end of this week to share their views on the inclusiveness of Jersey’s educational and early year settings. Response to Jersey Appointments Commission’s Annual Report Date14 June 2021 The States Employment Board (SEB) has welcomed the publication of the Annual Report of the Jersey Appointments Commission (JAC) for 2020. Highlands College validated as a “good college with outstanding features” Date14 June 2021 Last month, a panel of business leaders and members of the Highlands College Governing Body validated the College’s performance for the 2019/2020 academic year. Businesses reminded to stay ‘COVID safe’ Date11 June 2021 Ahead of another busy weekend of travel arrivals and hospitality visits, businesses are reminded to maintain and ensure they are keeping to measures which protect their staff and customers against the spread of COVID-19. Ministers attend British-Irish Council to discuss COVID-19 recovery Date11 June 2021 Ministers are today meeting politicians from across Britain and Ireland to discuss the ongoing recovery from COVID-19. Diabetic retinal screening clinics now open Date11 June 2021 The du Chemin Suite, the new diabetic retinal screening room at the General Hospital, is now open for patients. Jersey prepared for Lions arrival Date11 June 2021 The British & Irish Lions squad arrive in Jersey this Sunday (13 June) to begin a training camp ahead of the 2021 tour to South Africa. Government begins industry dialogue over strategy for tackling financial crime Date11 June 2021 The Government of Jersey has begun to engage the financial services industry in discussions about amendments to the Island’s financial crime strategy. Local banks commit £450,000 to Community Savings Date11 June 2021 Five local banks have entered into an agreement to provide £150,000 per year to Community Savings Ltd. Draft law on the sale of single-use plastic bags Date11 June 2021 A draft law has been proposed to set the minimum price for a ‘bag for life’ at 70 pence and to ban traders from supplying many ‘single use’ plastic and paper bags. Joint statement from the Safeguarding Partnership Board Jersey and the Government of Jersey Date10 June 2021 Joint statement from the Safeguarding Partnership Board Jersey and the Government of Jersey Director General for Infrastructure, Housing and Environment Date10 June 2021 A Director General has been appointed for Infrastructure, Housing and Environment (IHE). Update to Jersey's Safer Travel policy Date10 June 2021 Ministers announce updates to the Safer Travel Policy for Summer 2021 Vaccine appointments open for 18-24-year olds Date10 June 2021 Islanders aged 18-24 years old will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments from Sunday 13 June, with appointments starting on Monday 14 June. Highlands offers free places on professional courses Date10 June 2021 Islanders can now access free places on a range of courses through Highlands College, due to funding from the Fiscal Stimulus Fund (FSF). Updated Stage 7 Reconnection Roadmap Date09 June 2021 Changes to Stage 7 of Jersey’s Reconnection Roadmap Islanders receive Covid Status Certificates Date09 June 2021 Islanders who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will start to receive their COVID Status Certification in the post from today, Wednesday 9 June. Deadline for feedback on Children and Young People Mental Health strategy Date09 June 2021 Islanders have until Friday 11 June to share their views on the Children and Young People Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Draft Strategy. Hill Street cycle lane pilot scheme due to begin Date09 June 2021 A year-long pilot scheme, starting from Monday 14 June will see a two-way cycle lane along Hill Street, making eastbound travel easier for cyclists. Free training to reduce fuel consumption Date07 June 2021 Businesses are invited to sign up for a free training programme that will change the way they drive in order to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Support for Child Safety Awareness Week Date07 June 2021 Jersey’s emergency services have come together to support Child Safety Awareness Week 2021. Housing Action Plan published Date04 June 2021 The Minister for Housing and Communities, Deputy Russell Labey, has published an Action Plan outlining his priorities for the Island’s housing sector. Islanders encouraged to test for hepatitis Date03 June 2021 Islanders are being encouraged to book a free hepatitis test following the success of a campaign that began in May. Vaccine appointments for 25-29-year olds open tomorrow Date03 June 2021 Islanders aged 25-29 years old will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments from tomorrow, Friday 4 June. Attorney General secures $1m repatriation of funds to the US Date03 June 2021 Her Majesty’s Attorney General has worked with the United States Department of Justice in repatriating just under $1m to the US Treasury in the case of Ivan Scott Butler, an Alabama salesman convicted in the US of tax evasion. Raising awareness of disability inclusion Date03 June 2021 Staff from Disability and Inclusion and the Local Services Team are taking part in a cycle challenge as part of Move More’s Find Your Power Week. Consultation on Interim Retail Strategy Date02 June 2021 Islanders are invited to give their feedback on the Interim Retail Strategy Assistant Education Minister visits Rouge Bouillon School Date02 June 2021 On Wednesday 26 May, Assistant Minister for Education, Deputy Scott Wickenden and Director of Education, Seán O’Regan, visited Rouge Bouillon School. Statement by the Chief Minister on the death of Connétable Len Norman, Minister for Home Affairs Date01 June 2021 The Chief Minister has made the following statement on the death of Connétable Len Norman, Minister for Home Affairs. Channel Islands Lottery supports Duke of Edinburgh Award Date01 June 2021 The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) Jersey Committee has completed a partnership project with the Jersey Youth Service, funded by the Channel Islands Lottery. The project has increased accessibility of the DofE to young Islanders. Citizens’ Assembly recommendations received Date01 June 2021 The Environment Minister has, on behalf of the Government of Jersey, received a report detailing the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change. Border testing celebrates one year in service Date28 May 2021 This week marks over 400,000 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests being carried out, and one-year since the border testing programme was launched for flight arrivals. Assistant Education Minister visits La Sente School Date28 May 2021 Assistant Education Minister, Deputy Scott Wickenden is visiting schools to meet students and staff, to find out more about how they are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Stage 7 Reconnection Roadmap Update Date28 May 2021 Competent Authority Ministers have announced their intention to proceed to Stage 7 of the Reconnection Roadmap on 14 June. Appointment of Victoria College Interim Headteacher Date28 May 2021 The Government of Jersey has announced the new Interim Headteacher of Victoria College, following a thorough and open recruitment process. Midvale Road to see pedestrian improvements Date28 May 2021 A Ministerial Decision has been signed to make Midvale Road one-way to traffic, along with several other changes to improve the road for pedestrians. The work is due to begin early next year. Islanders reminded to register foreign vehicles Date28 May 2021 Residents who intend to live in Jersey for more than 12 months are being reminded to register any foreign vehicle brought with them to the Island, and obtain a Jersey driving licence. Event to mark Island’s commitment to gender equality Date27 May 2021 Islanders and guests will celebrate a public commitment to reducing discrimination against women and girls. Public feedback sought on Our Hospital concept designs Date27 May 2021 Islanders are being asked to provide their feedback on the concept designs for Jersey’s new hospital. COVID samples sequenced in UK laboratory Date27 May 2021 Recent results have found that a very small number of the 52 samples sent for sequencing are examples of the variant of concern B1.617.2 variant, which was first identified in India. St Mary's School remodelling completed Date27 May 2021 Assistant Minister for Education, Deputy Scott Wickenden, has visited St Mary’s Primary School to see the remodelling of the school. More than 100,000 vaccine doses administered Date27 May 2021 Latest statistics show that 103,044 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered, and half the Island’s adult population is fully vaccinated Rwandan High Commissioner to visit Island Date27 May 2021 This week, Jersey will welcome Her Excellency Yamina Karitanyi, the Rwandan High Commissioner to the Court of St James’s, for her first official visit to the Island. Countryside Enhancement Scheme open for applications Date27 May 2021 Islanders are being encouraged to submit their applications for any environmental projects that may qualify for a grant to help conserve and enhance Jersey’s countryside Around half of taxpayers have filed personal tax returns Date26 May 2021 Taxpayers have until Monday 31 May to file their paper tax return UK and international travel classifications to come into effect Date26 May 2021 Competent Authority Ministers have confirmed that, from Friday, 28 May at 00:01, national level UK and international travel classifications will come into effect, as previously announced. Library provides memberships to all primary children Date25 May 2021 Every primary-aged child in Jersey will have a free library membership, following work between Jersey Library and primary schools. Update to physical distancing guidance at funerals Date24 May 2021 Physical distancing guidance for funerals will be lifted, effective from Wednesday 26 May. This means that people can attend a funeral without maintaining one to two metres physical distancing from others, allowing more people to attend. Islanders' views sought on Independent Inclusion Review Date21 May 2021 National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) to conduct an independent evaluation of inclusion in education and early years Ministers announce details of travel for children and COVID Status Certification Date21 May 2021 Ministers have announced details of the Children’s Safer Travel Policy and the COVID Status Certification Island Plan Sustainability Appraisal published Date21 May 2021 The independent Sustainability Appraisal (SA) of the draft bridging Island Plan has been published. The report considers how the draft Island Plan will address key environmental, social and economic sustainability issues facing the Island. Co-Funded Payroll Scheme extended Date21 May 2021 Taxi firms will be able to continue claiming under the Co-Funded Payroll Scheme (CFPS) until June. Commemorative coins issued to celebrate Royal British Legion centenary Date21 May 2021 To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion, the Westminster Collection has launched a limited-edition range of coins More than a third of Islanders fully vaccinated Date20 May 2021 The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme is making good progress - more than half of all Islanders have received one dose, and more than a third of all Islanders have had two doses House price report for the first quarter 2021 Date20 May 2021 The house price report for the first quarter 2021 has been published today by Statistics Jersey. States of Jersey Annual Report and Accounts 2020 Date20 May 2021 The Government has published the States of Jersey Annual Report and Accounts for 2020 States Employment Board welcomes report from Comptroller and Auditor General Date20 May 2021 States Employment Board welcomes findings of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the departure of the previous Chief Executive Proposition lodged for standardised tobacco packaging Date19 May 2021 The Minister for Health and Social Services has lodged a proposition asking the States Assembly to approve new regulations on the branding of tobacco packaging. Islanders aged 50+ or in an at-risk group to be offered second dose of COVID-19 vaccine sooner Date17 May 2021 Islanders aged 50 years and over, or those in an at-risk group, awaiting a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered it sooner than originally scheduled. Event planned to celebrate equality Date17 May 2021 An event celebrating the extension to Jersey of the Convention of the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) will take place on Friday 28 May. Eastbound bus lane pilot scheme starts Date17 May 2021 From today, buses travelling towards the east of the Island can turn right out of Liberation Station, directly to the tunnel. Health staff take part in Cycle Challenge Date14 May 2021 Islanders are being encouraged to join staff from the Respiratory Team at the Hospital and take part in a cycle challenge in aid of the British Lung Foundation. Grainville School students thank front-line workers Date14 May 2021 Twelve students from Grainville School will welcome workers from Health and Community Services for a red-carpet Gala dinner to thank them for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vehicle Inspections to be carried out at Government owned centre Date14 May 2021 A Government owned, inspection centre has been chosen as the preferred option for delivering Periodic Technical Inspections of cars and motorcycles. Eco Challenge winners announced Date14 May 2021 Young Islanders were asked to take part in an Eco Challenge to produce creative pieces of work which reflected how they feel about the environment, climate change and biodiversity. Businesses invited to register for weekly testing Date14 May 2021 Eligible businesses within specific public-facing sectors can now register to participate in the Community Testing (Lateral Flow Test) programme. This will offer quick, easy, and accessible testing for COVID-19, on a weekly basis. Paid Government internships available this summer Date13 May 2021 Higher Education students have until Sunday 23 May to apply for one of 12 paid internship with the Government of Jersey this summer. Mental health module added to construction courses Date13 May 2021 A mental health and well-being module is to be embedded into every construction course curriculum on offer at Highlands College following a partnership between the Our Hospital Project’s Design and Delivery Partner and Mind Jersey. Celebrating Operating Department Practitioner Day Date13 May 2021 This Friday, we recognise national Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) Day by celebrating personal and professional diversity within the profession. Initiatives offering support to Islanders with mental health conditions Date13 May 2021 An initiative which will help Islanders with their mental health has been set up as part of the Mental Health Improvement Plan. Vaccine dates announced for all remaining age groups Date13 May 2021 COVID-19 vaccination appointment dates for all remaining priority groups in Phase 2 of the Programme are now published, with appointments for 30-34 year olds starting this weekend. Contracts exchanged on new Government office development Date13 May 2021 The Government has exchanged contracts with Jersey Office Development (1.J) Limited (JOD) to build the new Government office and customer service centre on the site of Cyril Le Marquand House. Learning Disability Nursing Degree to launch Date12 May 2021 A new Learning Disability Nursing Degree course has opened for applications for the first time in Jersey, starting in September. Make Time for Teens and help to change a future Date12 May 2021 The Government of Jersey has launched a campaign to recruit more foster carers for teenagers, as part of Foster Care Fortnight. International Nurses Day 2021 Date12 May 2021 Jersey is celebrating International Nurses Day 2021 today by showing appreciation and gratitude to the newly qualified nurses who started their careers during the pandemic. Islanders invited to Ask the Ministers Date12 May 2021 Islanders will have the opportunity to directly ask questions to Ministers at a series of live panel sessions starting from Wednesday 19th May 2021. Plans to improve a St Peter’s bus stop Date12 May 2021 A Ministerial Decision has been signed to create a pavement and bus shelter opposite the Mont Fallu junction, on the northbound route towards St Peter’s Village. Island Identity project launched Date11 May 2021 Assistant Chief Minister, Deputy Carolyn Labey, will launch the Island Identity project, and ask Islanders: "What does Jersey mean to you?" Apprenticeship funding consultation launched Date11 May 2021 Students and employers in Jersey are being asked for their views on the results of the recent review of the apprenticeship funding scheme. Update on fisheries discussions Date10 May 2021 Government issues update on fisheries discussions as the Council of La Manche lifts its ban on Channel Island vessels landing at its ports Ministers announce changes to Safer Travel Policy Date10 May 2021 The Council of Ministers have agreed several changes to the Safer Travel Policy, which was reintroduced for inbound travellers last month. Statement from the Chief Minister on the Safer Travel Policy Date10 May 2021 A statement from the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré Statement from the Deputy Chief Minister on the Safer Travel Policy Date10 May 2021 A statement from the Deputy Chief Minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham Statement from the Minister for Health and Social Services on the Safer Travel Policy Date10 May 2021 A statement from the Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf on the Safer Travel Policy Islanders share their stories for Mental Health Awareness Week Date10 May 2021 Jersey’s Mental Health Network is launching a series of videos featuring Islanders discussing their mental health journeys, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (Monday 10-Sunday 16 May). Children and Young People Mental Health Draft Strategy Launched Date09 May 2021 The Government of Jersey has published a draft four-year Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Strategy. Under 40s to be offered Pfizer and Moderna vaccines Date07 May 2021 It is preferable for people under the age of 40 with no underlying health conditions to be offered an alternative vaccine where possible once they are eligible. Updated COVID-19 guidance for schools, colleges and early years settings Date07 May 2021 From Monday 10 May, updated COVID-19 guidance will come into force for schools, colleges and early years settings. Changes for EU nationals applying for university places Date07 May 2021 EU nationals resident in Jersey will need to apply for Settled Status to be eligible for Student Finance, and benefit from new rules on home fees. Our Hospital travel survey findings fed into access strategy Date07 May 2021 More than 750 Islanders and health staff have responded to a survey, run by the Our Hospital Project’s Design and Delivery Partner, which will inform the transport and access links to the new hospital. Independent Review of Children’s Homes published Date06 May 2021 The findings of an independent review of children’s homes have been published, as well as an updated plan to develop and improve the Children’s Social Care Service in Jersey. Government responds to Comptroller and Auditor General Covid procurement report Date06 May 2021 The Government of Jersey has responded to the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (C&AG) latest Covid report, focusing on the procurement process and supply chain management. Government of Jersey holds constructive meeting with French fishermen Date06 May 2021 Representatives from the Government of Jersey have met French fishermen and listened to the concerns that led to today’s protest. Local sports teams support UCJ students Date06 May 2021 From this September two of Jersey’s elite sports teams will provide a financial boost for students at University College Jersey (UCJ). UK Prime Minister gives Jersey full support over French fishermen protest Date06 May 2021 The UK Prime Minister has given his full support to Jersey’s management of the French fishermen’s protest. Vaccine appointments announced for 35-39-year olds Date06 May 2021 Islanders aged 35-39-years old will be able to book their appointments from Friday 7 May, with appointments to receive their vaccinations starting from Saturday 8 May. Updated marriage ceremony and reception guidance for marquee events Date06 May 2021 The Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf has approved further amendments to the COVID-19 gatherings and events guidance. Island schools celebrate Deaf Awareness Week Date06 May 2021 Island schools have learned more about inclusive communication during Deaf Awareness Week this week (3 – 9 May). Government of Jersey representatives due to meet with French fishing leaders Date06 May 2021 Government of Jersey representatives are due to meet with French Fishermen this morning. It follows 50 boats arriving into Jersey waters off the south coast of the island, in the early hours. Garden planned for Communicare Library Date05 May 2021 Jersey Library is looking for creative Islanders to help design a garden for the Communicare Library. Ministerial statement on French fishing protest Date05 May 2021 A statement by the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, and the Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst on the planned protest by French fishing vessels. Celebrating International Day of the Midwife Date05 May 2021 Today is International Day of the Midwife which celebrates all the work midwives and maternity staff have provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. Islanders encouraged to get free Hepatitis test Date05 May 2021 May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and the blood borne viruses team at Health and Community Services aim to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and reduce the stigma that surrounds it. Government works to resolve misunderstanding on fishing licences Date04 May 2021 Government comments on issues faced by fishermen following the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement Islanders reminded to dispose of waste correctly Date04 May 2021 Islanders are being reminded to check what they are throwing away after two potentially dangerous incidents caused explosions at the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF). Minister meets EU Fisheries Commissioner as first licences are issued Date30 April 2021 Jersey’s External Relations Minister has discussed the progress being made on the Island’s new post-Brexit fishing licensing scheme. New COVID-19 testing strategy announced Date30 April 2021 The Government of Jersey’s COVID-19 Testing Strategy has been enhanced with a free, extended testing programme launching next month which will target cases in the community. Islanders encouraged to join No Mow May Date30 April 2021 Islanders are being encouraged to consider joining the No Mow May campaign by not using mowers or strimmers for the whole of May. 60% of adults receive first vaccine dose Date30 April 2021 As at Sunday, 25 April, 60% of Islanders aged over 18 years have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 35% of adults are now fully vaccinated having received two doses. Applications open for construction apprenticeship programme Date29 April 2021 Applications are now open for apprentices who wish to be part of Jersey's biggest construction project in generations. December Labour Market Report Published Date29 April 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published the December 2020 Labour Market report. Coronavirus helpline new opening hours Date29 April 2021 The Coronavirus helpline is amending its opening hours from Tuesday 4 May. Updated guidance for gatherings Date28 April 2021 The Competent Authority Ministers have agreed changes to measures within the COVID-19 Reconnection Roadmap, following the advice from the Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC). Young people invited to take #STEPS4JSY Date28 April 2021 Jersey Youth Service (JYS) is inviting young people to take part in a walking challenge this May. Jersey’s vaccination programme to follow new JCVI pregnancy advice Date28 April 2021 Jersey’s vaccination programme will follow the latest guidance issued from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. Responses to Crime Prejudice Law consultation published Date27 April 2021 A summary of responses to a consultation seeking opinions about what should be included in the draft Crime Law has been published. Jersey Library to receive bat detector Date27 April 2021 The Jersey Library and the Jersey Bat Group have agreed together to loan out a bat detector to Islanders wishing to find out more about the Island’s species. New Jèrriais Cross-Curricular Course Launched in Schools – Alentou d’Jèrri (Around Jersey) Date26 April 2021 A new cross-curricular course called ‘Alentou d’Jèrri’ (Around Jersey) is being launched this term, following the continued success of the Jèrriais programme in schools. Learning to recognise the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation Date26 April 2021 Around 6,000 school children have been educated on how to spot the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation. Gender Pay Gap report published Date26 April 2021 The States Employment Board has published its gender pay gap figures for 2020, which shows the difference between the average earnings of men and women. More than 2,000 Islanders visit Our Hospital exhibition Date23 April 2021 More than 2,200 Islanders have so far visited the Our Hospital virtual public exhibition. March 2021 Retail Prices Index Report Date23 April 2021 Statistics Jersey have today pubished the March 2021 Retail Prices Index report. Travel classifications released for UK and Crown Dependencies Date22 April 2021 The traffic light system will resume for the UK and Crown Dependencies from Monday 26 April. 32% of Islanders are now fully vaccinated Date22 April 2021 The Covid-19 Vaccination Programme is well underway, with 32% of Islanders aged over 18 now fully vaccinated (received both doses). Jersey Library plans for World Book Night Date22 April 2021 Jersey Library will be hosting a number of activities on Friday 23 April as part of World Book Night. New Director of Public Health appointed Date21 April 2021 Professor Peter Bradley has been appointed as the new Director of Public Health. Protection proposed for cats in road accidents Date21 April 2021 The Minister for Infrastructure has proposed a number of changes to road traffic regulations, including the requirement for drivers to report a road accident involving a cat. Government spent £190m on COVID response in 2020 Date21 April 2021 Newly released figures show that the Government spent a total of £190 million in 2020 on the response to COVID-19. Jersey and Guernsey attend summit with Ille et Vilaine Date20 April 2021 Guernsey and Jersey have attended a virtual annual political summit with the departmental council of Ille-et-Vilaine to review ways in which the three jurisdictions have been working together. Make Foster Care Your Career campaign Date20 April 2021 A recruitment campaign has been launched to find Islanders interested in becoming foster carers for children with the greatest needs, who require specialist care and support. Community and Government partnership secures £380,000 for additional learning devices Date20 April 2021 A total of £380,000 has been secured to support school students with additional online learning devices. National Risk Assessment of Terrorist Financing Date20 April 2021 Terrorist financing risk assessment published Housing Policy Development Board report Date19 April 2021 The Housing Policy Development Board's final report has been published Draft bridging Island Plan consultation launched Date19 April 2021 Today (Monday 19 April) marks the start of a 12-week statutory public consultation on the draft bridging Island Plan, which will shape the future development of Jersey. Planned health services for former Les Quennevais School revealed Date16 April 2021 A functional brief outlining the services patients can expect at the temporary health facility in the former Les Quennevias School has been published. Fiscal stimulus funding given to sports initiatives Date16 April 2021 Several sports projects have been given funding from the Government’s Fiscal Stimulus Fund which will help the recovery of sport in Jersey and increase the active population of the Island. Retinal screening clinic room opened for Islanders with Diabetes Date16 April 2021 A new retinal screening clinic room at the General Hospital has officially opened. Jersey to host British and Irish Lions training camp Date16 April 2021 Jersey is to host a training camp for The British and Irish Lions squad before their 2021 tour to South Africa Lateral Flow Testing offered to all higher education students travelling overseas Date16 April 2021 Jersey students returning to overseas university will be offered a free Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test for COVID-19 at the Airport drive-through, from next week. Minimum wage consultation launched Date16 April 2021 The Minister for Social Security has launched a consultation looking at the way the process for setting and uprating the Island’s minimum wage is carried out. The consultation is being published as part of the 2021 Government Plan. 29% Islanders over 18 are fully vaccinated Date15 April 2021 The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme continues to roll out at speed, with 29% of Islanders aged over 18 now being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Further Island Plan evidence base published Date15 April 2021 A further independent report which looks at the Island’s infrastructure has been published. This report has contributed to the development of the new draft bridging Island Plan, which is due to be published next week. Drainage work to begin on New Street Date15 April 2021 New Street between Voisins Lane and King Street will be closed to traffic from Monday 19 April to Sunday 30 May for drainage improvements. Fiscal Stimulus funding announced Date15 April 2021 Organisations including Jersey Heritage, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Jersey Cheshire Homes have successfully bid for a total of £22.8 million through phase one of the Fiscal Stimulus Fund. Business Tendency Survey March 2021 Date15 April 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published the latest results from the Business Tendency Survey. Toucan crossing approved for Pont Marquet Date14 April 2021 A Ministerial Decision has been signed to install a Toucan Crossing at a section of the Railway Walk in St Brelade. Census collection officers begin house visits Date14 April 2021 This week census collection officers will begin visiting Islanders who’ve not returned their census. Eight COVID symptoms trigger testing and isolation Date13 April 2021 Following a review into the early stages of a COVID-19 infection, it is now recommended for any individual who newly develops any one of eight symptoms, for o obvious or existing reasons, to immediately isolate. Teachers and students in Years 11 and above encouraged to book COVID-19 tests Date13 April 2021 Students in Years 11 and above - as well as all staff working in Government of Jersey and private nurseries, schools and colleges - are encouraged to book a PCR COVID-19 test this week. More young people to return to Island youth clubs Date12 April 2021 From this week, and in line with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Jersey Youth Service can welcome back more children and young people to the Island’s youth clubs. 60% of Government procurement spending went to Jersey companies in 2020 Date12 April 2021 The report shows that the Government spent just under 60% of its £231 million spend with on-Island suppliers. Inspiring Active Places Strategy reminder Date12 April 2021 Islanders are being reminded that they have just three weeks left to take part in the online consultation for the Inspiring Active Places Strategy. Further restrictions easing within Stage 5 Date09 April 2021 Jersey will move into Stage 5 of the Reconnection roadmap from Monday, 12 April meaning further easing of restrictions, including new guidance for physical distancing, working from home and gathering limits. Statement from the Chief Minister on the death of The Duke of Edinburgh Date09 April 2021 Statement issued on the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh Temporary Sea Cadets Centre opens Date09 April 2021 The temporary Sea Cadets Centre at the former Rouge Bouillon Police Headquarters has been officially opened by the Minister for Home Affairs. Registered unemployment report published for first quarter, 2021 Date09 April 2021 The registered unemployment report for the first quarter of 2021 has been released today by Statistics Jersey. Economic indicators published Date09 April 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published their latest economic indicators report. COVID-19 support schemes extended until June Date08 April 2021 Ministers have an announced that business-related COVID-19 support schemes will largely be extended from April 2021 to June 2021. Commemorative coins issued for the Queen’s 95th birthday Date08 April 2021 To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 95th birthday, a collection of limited-edition coins has been issued by the Westminster Collection. Over 5,000 second doses administered Date08 April 2021 The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has continued at pace, with over 5,000 second doses administered between 28 March and 4 April and 89% of care home residents now having received their second dose. 70-year-olds urged to get vaccinated against Shingles Date08 April 2021 Islanders born in 1951 are now able to get their shingles vaccine. Anyone born in 1950 who did not get the vaccine last year due to COVID-19 guidance or shielding is also eligible to get it this year. JSPCA repays Government loan early Date08 April 2021 The Minister for Treasury and Resources, Deputy Susie Pinel, has welcomed the repayment of a £250,000 loan by the JSPCA. Planning inspectors appointed for Island Plan Date08 April 2021 Independent planning inspectors are appointed for the Island Plan Vaccine Appointments announced for 40-49 years olds Date08 April 2021 The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme is moving into Phase 2 of the roll out to Islanders. Census 2021 myth buster - 5 things you thought you knew about the Jersey Census Date08 April 2021 As reminder letters go out this week to around 7,000 households yet to complete their census questionnaires, Statistics Jersey are busting some common census myths. Statements on latest vaccine advice Date07 April 2021 Statements issued in response to recommendations from the UK regulatory body and expert vaccine advisers Applications now open for Child Nursing students Date07 April 2021 Local students on the Bachelor of Nursing Child Field (Honours) degree will now be able to carry out their essential practice placements, at home in Jersey, when the course starts in September 2021. Anti-discrimination law for tenants proposed Date06 April 2021 The Minister for Social Security, Deputy Judy Martin has launched a public consultation to amend the Discrimination Law to include a ban on landlords from discriminating against tenants with children. Urban Design and Public Realm reports published Date01 April 2021 Two independent reports, looking at urban design and the public realm in St Helier have been published. Extension to Jersey’s interim fishing regime is agreed Date01 April 2021 Jersey has extended the interim fishing regime which allows certain French vessels to fish in Jersey waters following the UK's exit from the EU Almost 15,000 second doses given Date01 April 2021 The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has made steady progress administering second dose vaccinations to Islanders. Prison Governor Nick Watkins retires Date01 April 2021 Acting Prison Governor, Nick Watkins, has retired after more than 32 years with the States of Jersey Prison Service (SoJPS). Updated guidance on singing, brass and woodwind during religious ceremonies Date01 April 2021 Updated public health guidance on singing and the playing of brass and woodwind instruments as part of services of worship, weddings and funerals will come into effect on Friday 2 April, in time for the Easter weekend. Simplified banding system for Affordable Housing Gateway Date01 April 2021 Jersey’s six tier banding system for assessing the need for social housing has been simplified to three bands – urgent, moderate and low need. Help still available for those yet to complete their census Date01 April 2021 Census Day may have passed but Statistics Jersey are reminding Islanders that there is still help available for those who have yet to complete their census. Updated advice for Islanders at high risk Date31 March 2021 Islanders who are classed as being at higher risk to COVID-19 can reassess activities guidance and care home policy has been updated. Independent Advocacy service launched for people with autism and learning disabilities Date31 March 2021 As we celebrate World Autism Awareness Week, Health and Community Services (HCS) is delighted to announce a new independent advocacy service for people with autism and learning disabilities. Reconnection Roadmap update Date30 March 2021 Jersey's Reconnection Roadmap is to be accelerated in the light of low rates of Covid cases, high rates of testing and contact-tracing, and the success of the vaccination programme Jersey’s Nightingale Wing to be decommissioned Date30 March 2021 Jersey’s Nightingale Wing is to be decommissioned and dismantled, following a decision of the Competent Authority Ministers. Eastward bus lane pilot to begin Date30 March 2021 Buses travelling on routes to the east of the Island will be able to turn right out of Liberation Station onto a newly designated bus lane. Jersey’s first Public Estate Strategy published Date29 March 2021 The vision and mission for the management of the Government of Jersey’s property portfolio over the next 14 years has been published. Properties bought for Our Hospital project Date26 March 2021 First properties have been bought for Our Hospital project It’s not too late to fill in your census form Date26 March 2021 Statistics Jersey are reminding Islanders to submit their census forms as soon as possible. Policy for students returning from overseas schools Date26 March 2021 The Council of Ministers have updated travel requirements for students under the age of 18 who are returning to Jersey. This follows consultation with the Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC). Vaccination programme surpasses 50,000 doses Date25 March 2021 A total of 52,265 doses have been administered by age and priority group order. Employment Land Study published Date25 March 2021 A study which explores employment land uses in Jersey has been published as part of the evidence base for the new bridging Island Plan. Grants for local sport to help recover from the impact of COVID-19 Date25 March 2021 Sports bodies will be able to apply for a Jersey Sport COVID-19 Recovery Grant, from Wednesday 31 March. Recruitment open for the Prison Monitoring Board Date25 March 2021 Recruitment has opened for Islanders wishing to become members of the Independent Prison Monitoring Board (IPMB). Students and teachers reminded to keep testing Date25 March 2021 More than 10,000 Lateral Flow Tests have been taken in schools since they were introduced at the start of February. Recruitment starts for new Chief Executive Date24 March 2021 Recruitment starts for a permanent Chief Executive Officer and Head of the Public Service for the Government of Jersey ‘Together, we’re here for you’ campaign supports Islanders’ mental wellbeing Date23 March 2021 Jersey’s Mental Health Network is launching a new campaign aimed at helping Islanders with their mental wellbeing. 83% of Islanders say they will get the COVID-19 vaccine Date23 March 2021 A 4insight survey, commissioned by the Government of Jersey, has gathered feedback and views from Islanders regarding advice and communications in relation to COVID-19 vaccinations, and government public health guidelines. Co-Funded Payroll Scheme supported almost 17,000 workers at its peak Date22 March 2021 The Government has published data on the Co-Funded Payroll Scheme Jersey Employment Forum Report Date22 March 2021 The Minister for Social Security has received the report from the Jersey Employment Forum regarding its recommendations for statutory annual leave entitlement and rest breaks in Jersey. Government confirms teacher assessment for all exams Date19 March 2021 Secondary schools and colleges in Jersey have received further confirmation of the grading process for students this summer. Reintroduction of Safer Travel Policy Date19 March 2021 Ministers are today announcing the reintroduction of a Safer Travel Policy, which will enable the Island to reconnect with the rest of the world, through a phased approach. Reintroduction of Safer Travel Policy - Chief Minister's speech Date19 March 2021 The Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, has made a speech on the reintroduction of the Safer Travel Policy Reintroduction of Safer Travel Policy - Deputy Chief Minister's Speech Date19 March 2021 Deputy Chief Minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham announces travel reconnection plans for April COVID-19 vaccination programme update Date19 March 2021 Medical Director for Primary Care, Dr Adrian Noon, gives an update on the COVID-19 vaccination programme Islanders reminded to complete the Census Date19 March 2021 Statistics Jersey are reminding Islanders that the Jersey Census 2021 is to be completed by this Sunday, 21 March. Application for Our Hospital road surveys to continue Date19 March 2021 The Our Hospital project team have submitted a formal application to continue neccesary surveys of Westmount Road. Statement on overseas students returning to Jersey at Easter Date19 March 2021 A statement from the Minister for Children and Education, Deputy Jeremy Maçon Statement regarding AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Date18 March 2021 Statement from Head of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, Becky Sherrington regarding the use of AstraZeneca. Event to celebrate equality Date18 March 2021 Female organisations in Jersey will be invited to an event in April to celebrate the UK’s extension of the ‘Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women’ (CEDAW) to Jersey. Future sports strategy launched Date18 March 2021 Today, the Government has launched its Inspiring Active Places strategy, which outlines new plans for the future of public sport and wellbeing facilities in the Island. Polish Ambassador to virtually visit Jersey Date17 March 2021 The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the UK will take part in a virtual visit to Jersey tomorrow, Thursday 18 March. Mobile Library temporarily out of service Date16 March 2021 Jersey’s Mobile Library will be out of service until Monday 29 March due to a mechanical problem which requires new parts to arrive from Europe. COVID-19 vaccination priority schedule agreed for under 50s Date16 March 2021 The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme will offer vaccinations to Islanders under 50 years old, in age order. Planning application for skatepark at South Hill Gardens submitted Date16 March 2021 The planning application for the proposed South Hill Gardens skatepark has been submitted. Awards to mark World Social Work Day Date16 March 2021 As part of World Social Work day today (Tue 16 March) an online awards ceremony celebrates the role of social workers in Jersey. Statement: AstraZeneca vaccine Date15 March 2021 Statement from a Government spokesperson regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine. Revised Visitor Attractions and Events Scheme open for applications Date15 March 2021 The Visitor Attractions & Events Scheme 2 replaces the original scheme from today. Stage 4 reconnection guidelines support reopening Date12 March 2021 Ministers have agreed additional guidance to support Stage 4 of the COVID-19 Reconnection plan which are effective from Monday, 15 March. Household mixing permitted from Sunday Date12 March 2021 A decision has been taken by Competent Authority Ministers (CAM) to bring forward the Stage 4 guidance on household mixing by one day. NASA engineer from Jersey launches online assembly to students Date12 March 2021 NASA engineer from Jersey launches online assembly to students Our Hospital virtual exhibition to open Monday Date12 March 2021 A virtual exhibition providing Islanders with an update to the Our Hospital project opens on Monday. Higher Education Fair goes virtual Date12 March 2021 The 2021 Higher Education Fair will take place online from Monday 15 to Friday 19 March 2021. Assisted Dying Citizens’ Jury gets ready to begin Date11 March 2021 The first meeting of Citizens’ Jury on Assisted Dying will take place on Thursday 18 March. Ministers work to resolve issues faced by fishermen Date11 March 2021 Deputy John Young and Senator Ian Gorst issue a statement on the situation faced by whelk and scallop fishermen, and explain they are working to resolve it. Islanders’ views sought on Our Hospital access Date11 March 2021 Islanders are being invited to give their feedback as part of a travel survey which will help shape the planning and design of Jersey’s new hospital. Increased visits and trips out for care home residents Date10 March 2021 Updated Public Health guidance for care home residents, staff and visitors has been approved, effective from Friday 12 March. Minister publishes response to Homelessness Strategy Date10 March 2021 The Minister for Housing and Communities, Deputy Russell Labey has published his response to the Jersey Homelessness Strategy. Loan scheme for Les Quennevais Park Flats Date10 March 2021 The Minister for Housing and Communities, Deputy Russell Labey, is asking States Members to make funds available to provide up to £600,000 of loans to Les Quennevais Park residents for necessary maintenance. Islanders start to receive Census questionnaires this week Date10 March 2021 Jersey’s Census 2021 questionnaires will be delivered to households this week and next, in time for Census Day on Sunday 21 March. Economic indicators published Date10 March 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published their latest economic indicators report. Integrated Technology Solution supplier appointed Date09 March 2021 The Government of Jersey has appointed Keytree, a Deloitte business, to lead the delivery of the Integrated Technology Solution (ITS) Programme. Helping patients and relatives stay connected Date09 March 2021 Virtual visiting and a drop-off service for patients' belongings are among a number of innovations implemented by Health and Community Services during the pandemic to keep patients and families connected. Plans announced to tax couples independently Date08 March 2021 Minister for Treasury and Resources Deputy Susie Pinel has announced plans to start introducing Independent Taxation from 1 January 2022. Different second dose of COVID-19 vaccine approved Date05 March 2021 A review of Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme has concluded that it is reasonable and safe to use a different COVID vaccine for second doses. Ministers announce next stages of Covid reconnection Date05 March 2021 Ministers have outlined the next stages of their plan to reconnect Islanders by relaxing more of the existing Covid measures Speech by the Chief Minister Date05 March 2021 Speech by the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondre Speech by the Deputy Chief Minister Date05 March 2021 A speech by the Deputy Chief Minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham Speech by the Minister for Health and Social Services Date05 March 2021 A speech by the Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf Organisations urged to share their climate change views Date05 March 2021 The Government is reminding organisations to share their views on how the Island should tackle climate change and become carbon neutral. 90% front line health take up first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Date04 March 2021 This weeks latest COVID-19 Vaccination Programme statistics include further data publishing of priority group vaccination coverage including, frontline health and social workers and other health and social workers. Second dose COVID-19 vaccinations to begin Date04 March 2021 Appointments for second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will begin to be available from next week for Islanders who received their first dose 10-12 weeks ago. Support to celebrate World Book Day Date03 March 2021 The Government of Jersey is supporting children and young people to celebrate World Book Day with a range of resources on the Learning At Home website. Advisory Panel appointed for the Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change Date03 March 2021 The Advisory Panel for the Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change has been appointed. New Jèrriais teachers appointed Date03 March 2021 Three qualified teachers have been appointed to the Jèrriais Teaching Service in line with the Government Plan pledge to support Jersey’s native language. HPV Awareness Day: “Beat your fear and get your smear” Date03 March 2021 Women in Jersey are being encouraged to “Beat your fear and get your smear”, as part of HPV Awareness Day on 4 March. Young Islanders encouraged to read for 200 million minutes Date02 March 2021 Jersey Library has joined a global campaign to eradicate illiteracy and build a brighter future for children and young people. Young Islanders asked to draw their ideal water play area Date02 March 2021 Children are being asked to draw or describe what their dream water play area would look like as part of a consultation on the replacement of the Coronation Park pool. Returning students subject to isolation policy Date02 March 2021 Following advice from the Deputy Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ivan Muscat, Ministers have agreed to maintain isolation requirements for any student returning to Jersey. 2021 marks 200 years of the Jersey Census Date01 March 2021 The Jersey census is a unique survey that gives a complete and accurate picture of all the people and households in Jersey. Census Day is Sunday 21 March and marks the 200th anniversary of the first official census count in 1821. Health app launched for Islanders with long-term conditions Date01 March 2021 Health and Community Services patients can now benefit from a free-to-use digital app that helps them to track, manage and understand respiratory, cardiac and diabetes conditions. Government staff survey and Bullying and Harassment report demonstrate progress Date01 March 2021 The results of last year’s staff survey ‘Be Heard’ for Government of Jersey employees, have been published, and show a three per cent increase in employee engagement since the 2018 survey. New Assistant Ministers announced Date01 March 2021 The Chief Minister and the Minister for Children and Education have confirmed their intention to appoint two Assistant Ministers for the Ministry of Children and Education. Dr Muscat reminds Islanders to not attend social gatherings at hospitality venues Date26 February 2021 Hospitality venues reopened for seated food service on Monday 22 February, and this weekend Islanders are reminded to meet others only for a meal or a non-alcoholic drink, not for any other form of social gathering. Coastal National Park Boundary Review published Date26 February 2021 A new independent report has been published as part of a number of appraisals helping to shape the new Island Plan. COVID-19 vaccination phase 2 recommendations Date26 February 2021 Statement regarding the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisation (JCVI) have announced their recommendations for the phase 2 roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine. Extra Funded Nursery Hours confirmed Date26 February 2021 Jersey’s Children and Education Minister has confirmed that up to 30 funded hours will be offered to nursery children, aged 3 to 4, through the Nursery Education Fund (NEF). Two skatepark proposals move forward Date26 February 2021 A planning application for the proposed Les Quennevais skatepark has been submitted today (Friday 26 February), and one for the proposed South Hill skatepark is expected to be ready for submission within the next week. Advice for Jersey students at UK Universities Date26 February 2021 Following announcements by Department for Education in the UK on the re-opening of Universities, the Government of Jersey is advising university students of the guidance. Superintendent Registrar publishes annual report Date26 February 2021 Jersey’s Superintendent Registrar has published her Annual Statement for 2020 which provides insights into Islanders’ key life events. Brass and Woodwind music, and singing allowed from Monday Date25 February 2021 From Monday 1 March, singing, brass, and woodwind music will be allowed in outdoor settings only, for up to 10 adults. Greener kitchens across Government Date25 February 2021 The Hospital Catering Facility, HMP La Moye, and Caring Cooks, are all taking part in the Island’s Green Kitchen Standard. This pilot project is part of the Government’s response to becoming carbon neutral. Vaccination Programme protects more than 91% of 65+ Date25 February 2021 The latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics (as at Sunday, 21 February) show that 29, 312 doses have been administered to Islanders. Our Hospital delivery partner funds teaching post Date25 February 2021 From September, students in Jersey will be able to study for an A-Level and BTEC-equivalent qualification in digital engineering. Requirement to demolish Airport arrivals hall is rescinded Date25 February 2021 Ministers respond to Director of Civil Aviation’s decision to rescind instruction to remove airport arrivals hall Vaccine appointments for Islanders 60+ open tomorrow Date24 February 2021 Islanders aged 60-64 will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments from tomorrow, Thursday, 25 February, as part of the next eligible group outlined by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JVCI). Carrier bag survey results published Date24 February 2021 A summary of responses to a consultation has been published, setting out the retail industry’s views on the minimum price for bags for life Consultation held on the re-connection of sport Date24 February 2021 On Tuesday 23 February, a consultation with over 100 individuals from sports clubs and associations around the Island was held to discuss the re-connection of sport and exercise. Visiting to resume for Health and Community Services Date23 February 2021 Services across Health and Community Services will re-open to visitors from Wednesday 24 February. COVID Alert app available to Islanders aged 13+ Date22 February 2021 More Islanders will have access to the COVID Alert App, including Islanders using older iPhones, and young people aged 13 and older. Islanders at Moderate Risk aged 45-54 to be invited for vaccination Date19 February 2021 Islanders at Moderate Risk who are aged 45-54 are to receive letters inviting them to receive their vaccination Service opens for COVID-19 vaccines to those with learning disabilities Date19 February 2021 Individuals known to GPs and Learning Disability services, who have learning disabilities, are able to access their COVID-19 vaccine at the day service centre, Le Geyt, as part of a joint initiative with the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. Historic Environment Review published Date19 February 2021 A new independent report has been published as part of a number of appraisals helping to shape the Island Plan. Covid outbreak is identified and contained Date19 February 2021 A small Covid outbreak has been identified and contained Guidance for the reopening of hospitality Date19 February 2021 Following the announcement that certain hospitality services will open on Monday 22 February, the Government has issued guidance for Islanders and businesses to follow. Trust company fined £550,000 for breaches of Money Laundering Order Date19 February 2021 On Friday 19 February 2021, the Royal Court imposed a fine of £550,000 on LGL Trustees Limited (LGL), and awarded costs of £50,000, for failing to comply with the requirements of the Money Laundering (Jersey) Order 2008. First tiny forest to be planted at Hautlieu School Date19 February 2021 The Government, Jersey Trees for Life, Earthwatch Europe and Jersey Electricity have joined forces with Hautlieu School to plant the Channel Islands’ first tiny forest as part of Jersey’s Climate Conversation. 78% of high risk Islanders receive first vaccine dose Date18 February 2021 The latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics (as at Sunday, 14 February) show that 2657 first doses have been given to clinically extremely vulnerable (high risk) Islanders. Maternity unit achieves UNICEF quality care award Date18 February 2021 Jersey’s Maternity and Special Care Baby Unit has achieved Stage 1 of the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative, an internationally recognised award of quality care. Steering group to improve statistics legislation Date18 February 2021 Chief Minister forms Steering Group to develop and improve Statistics legislation Children’s Rights training rolled out to all Government staff Date18 February 2021 Minister for Children and Education, Deputy Jeremy Maçon, is the first of more than 7,000 Government of Jersey employees to complete a new Children’s Rights Awareness training course. Energy Trends report 2019 published Date18 February 2021 The Energy Trends report for 2018 has been published today by Statistics Jersey. House price report for the fourth quarter 2020 Date18 February 2021 The house price report for the fourth quarter 2020 has been published today by Statistics Jersey. Chief Minister issues statement on reconnection plans Date17 February 2021 Statement by the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, on plans for social and economic reconnection Statement from Deputy Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ivan Muscat Date17 February 2021 As the active COVID-19 case numbers steadily decrease and restrictions are gradually relaxed, Dr Ivan Muscat is asking everyone to ‘keep your guard up’. Shortlists announced for Channel Island Children’s Book Awards Date17 February 2021 Shortlists have been unveiled for this year’s Channel Island Children’s Book Awards. Preferred site for new government HQ Date17 February 2021 Preferred location for new Government headquarters is announced Sports clubs consulted on new accommodation Date17 February 2021 Government consults on alternative venues for sports clubs currently based at Fort Regent Outdoor sport resumes for under 18s Date17 February 2021 From today, children (under 18) can take part in any outdoor sport or exercise so long as the number of participants does not exceed 35. Response to a petition to introduce Freddie’s Law Date17 February 2021 The response to a petition calling for a change to the law to protect all vulnerable road users has been published. Islanders encouraged to get involved with the 12 Parish Challenge Date16 February 2021 This half term, Islanders are being encouraged to get outside and explore Jersey’s environment as part of the Government’s Climate Conversation initiative. Annual Disability Report Date16 February 2021 This week, the Minister for Social Security, Deputy Judy Martin has signed a Ministerial Decision to issue the Government’s annual disability report. Charities able to claim back tax more easily Date16 February 2021 The Government of Jersey and the Association of Jersey Charities are reminding charities that they can claim the 25% tax on charitable donations through the Lump Sum Donation Scheme. Government Plan 2021-2024 published Date15 February 2021 The updated Government Plan 2021-2024 has been published in its final form to reflect the amendments adopted by the States Assembly in December 2020. On-Island Mental Health nursing degree launched Date15 February 2021 Islanders can now apply for a new Mental Health nursing degree without needing to go off-Island to study. Final call to register for Climate Change Assembly Date12 February 2021 Islanders are reminded that they have until midnight on Monday 15 to register their interest in joining the Climate Change Assembly. Deputy Chief Minister Speech Reconnection Stage 3 Date12 February 2021 Deputy Chief Minister speech from Press Conference. Health Minister speech Reconnection Stage 3 Date12 February 2021 Health Minister speech Reconnection Stage 3. Chief Minister speech Reconnection Stage 3 Date12 February 2021 The Chief Minsiter's speech from Press Conference. Ministers announce next stage of reconnection Date12 February 2021 Ministers have agreed to continue the gradual relaxation of Covid measures in controlled settings. This in view of the low number of daily positive cases and follows advice from the Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC). Subsidised home energy audits Date12 February 2021 Subsidies for home energy audits are available to all homeowners as part of Jersey’s Climate Conversation Half-term thanks to all education staff Date12 February 2021 All schools, colleges and nurseries have received letters of praise today for their efforts in being one of the only places in the British Isles to open schools, colleges, and nurseries, so far, this year. Vaccine programme reaches 20,000 doses Date11 February 2021 The latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics (as at Sunday, 7 February) show more than 20,000 first doses have been given to priority groups representing the Islands most vulnerable. Moderate risk Islanders to receive COVID-19 vaccine by age Date10 February 2021 Islanders who are clinically at risk (moderate risk) from COVID-19 will receive letters this week inviting them to book their vaccine appointments. PYB payment option Regulations lodged Date10 February 2021 The Minister for Treasury and Resources, Deputy Susie Pinel has lodged draft Regulations that set out how former Prior Year Basis (PYB) taxpayers could pay their 2019 tax bill. COVID-19 school and college data update Date10 February 2021 The Lateral Flow Testing Programme is now in place across all schools and colleges and for students in Years 11 and above. Economic indicators published Date10 February 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published their latest economic indicators report. New accompanying COVID-19 symptoms Date09 February 2021 The Deputy Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ivan Muscat MBE, has updated the list of COVID-19 symptoms. Severe weather snow update – 9 February 2021 Date09 February 2021 The Severe Weather Tactical Co-ordination Group (SW TCG) met this morning to assess the situation regarding snow this evening and overnight. Fixed Costs Support Scheme to provide additional support for businesses Date09 February 2021 The Government of Jersey has launched the Fixed Costs Support Scheme (FCSS) to provide additional financial support for businesses. Close contact services to reopen with new safety guidance Date09 February 2021 Businesses who offer close contact services can reopen from tomorrow, Wednesday 10 February, with full risk assessments and safety plans completed, following the continued reduction of Covid-19 case numbers in the Island. Advice in case of severe weather Date08 February 2021 Advice has been issued in case of severe weather in Jersey Parents encouraged to support online safety Date08 February 2021 To mark Safer Internet Day 2021, parents and carers are being encouraged to work with their children to navigate the range of information and opportunities online. Deputy Russell Labey nominated for Minister for Housing Date08 February 2021 Following his nomination of Deputy Jeremy Macon to become Minister for Children and Education, Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré has confirmed he has put forward Deputy Russell Labey for Minister for Housing. Hospital design guide is published Date08 February 2021 Clinicians’ design guide for the new hospital is published COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for Islanders aged 65-69 Date08 February 2021 Islanders aged 65-69 will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments from Wednesday 10 February. Medical Director appointed Date05 February 2021 Following a rigorous selection process, interim Medical Director and consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, Patrick Armstrong, has been appointed Medical Director for Health and Community Services (HCS). Feel Good campaign to support winter wellbeing Date05 February 2021 Over the next six weeks charities and organisations, in partnership with Government, will be raising awareness and sharing ideas on how to ‘Feel Good’ as the end of winter approaches. Changes to Ministerial responsibilities announced Date05 February 2021 The Chief Minister has confirmed that he intends to sign an order which would restructure two ministries. New plans for infertility services Date04 February 2021 New plans for Jersey’s infertility services Project to support young people affected by cancer Date04 February 2021 The Government of Jersey is partnering with Jersey Cancer Relief to identify and develop support for children and young people who are affected by a cancer diagnosis in their family or home life. New permanent Prison Governor appointed Date04 February 2021 Susie Richardson has been appointed as the new permanent Governor for the States of Jersey Prison Service (SoJPS), to take over from the current acting Governor Nick Watkins when he retires in May. Confirmation of Kent variant in Jersey Date04 February 2021 Medical experts in Jersey are continuing to send COVID-19 samples to Public Health England for sequencing following the discovery of four positives in Jersey with the presence of the Kent variant (B.1.1.7). Mental health support for children and young people in Jersey Date03 February 2021 There has been an increase in the number of young people seeking mental health support in Jersey over the last few months. St Helier prepares for reopening of non-essential shops Date02 February 2021 Preparations in St Helier for reopening of non-essential shops South Hill Gardens preference for skatepark Date02 February 2021 A survey of Islanders has provided evidence that respondents would prefer Jersey’s main hub for urban sports to be located in St Helier. Guidelines issued to care homes to allow visits Date01 February 2021 The Government of Jersey has issued guidance to enable safe visits to care home residents. Announcement from the Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf Date01 February 2021 Announcement on the next stage of reconnection by the Minister for Health and Social Services Announcement from the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré Date01 February 2021 Ministers announce next stage in reconnecting the Island Covid reconnection plans updated Date01 February 2021 Ministers announce next stage in reconnecting the Island Covid vaccination panel is established Date01 February 2021 A panel has been established to consider exceptions to the agreed COVID-19 vaccination priorities Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 Date01 February 2021 As part of Children’s Mental Health Week (1 – 7 February), the Government of Jersey is reminding children and young people how they can access support with their mental health. Learning At Home website supports young birders Date01 February 2021 The Government’s Learning At Home website has been updated to celebrate the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, which took place this weekend (29-31 January). Islanders encouraged to join Jersey’s Climate Conversation Date01 February 2021 An Island-wide discussion on how Jersey should tackle climate change will formally launch today, Monday 1 February. Mandatory masks for any on duty employee entering retail spaces Date29 January 2021 The Minister for Health and Social Service has made an amendment to the COVID-19 (Workplace Restrictions) Order which means that anyone who enters retail premises must always wear a mask while on site. Jersey Library joins the Living Knowledge Network Date29 January 2021 The Jersey Library has been accepted to join the British Library’s Living Knowledge Network which is a partnership of over 20 national and public libraries in the UK. Extra testing requirements for critical workers Date29 January 2021 Critical workers travelling to Jersey, whose employers apply to exempt them from the usual isolation requirements, will soon have to meet new testing requirements Survey launched to explore attitudes to COVID-19 vaccination Date29 January 2021 The Government of Jersey have commissioned 4insight to conduct an Island wide survey to establish the public’s views on the COVID-19 vaccination to ensure the Programme is understanding the needs of Islanders. Interim Chief Executive is appointed for Government of Jersey Date29 January 2021 Appointment of Interim Chief Executive and Head of the Public Service Successful rates of COVID-19 vaccination Date28 January 2021 The weekly COVID-19 vaccination statistics indicate the programme is delivering the vaccine to priority groups efficiently and is on target with capacity to vaccinate all Islanders over 50 by the end of April. Deadline nears for Fiscal Stimulus Fund applications Date28 January 2021 Organisations who want to apply for funding from the second tranche of Fiscal Stimulus Fund have until 31 January to submit an Expression of Interest. Review into taxation of offshore retailers Date28 January 2021 The Treasury has launched a review into the way GST is collected on goods which are imported into the Island for personal use. Business tendency survey results published Date28 January 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published the results from the latest Business Tendency Survey. Acting Minister for Education’s school visit Date28 January 2021 The Acting Minister for Education, Deputy Jeremy Maҫon visited Rouge Bouillon Primary School today to see first-hand the safety steps that they have implemented since pupils return to school. High risk Islanders to receive vaccination invite letter Date27 January 2021 Adults who are at increased risk of severe illness and mortality from COVID-19, will receive a letter from Government inviting them to book their COVID-19 vaccine. Statement from the Minister for Health and Social Services Date27 January 2021 Statement from the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding care home visits Ministers issue statement on fisheries amnesty Date27 January 2021 Ministers for External Relations and Environment issue a statement on transitional arrangements for fishing industry Government responds to Comptroller and Auditor General report on anti-corruption arrangements Date27 January 2021 The Government of Jersey has responded to the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (C&AG) report on anti-corruption arrangements. New freephone number for Coronavirus Helpline Date26 January 2021 Islanders can now call the Coronavirus Helpline for free following an agreement with JT. Health Minister's statement on reopening of non-essential retail outlets Date26 January 2021 Health Minister announces a delay to the reopening of non-essential retail outlets Sports degree now available at University College Jersey Date25 January 2021 Students studying or working in a sports related field with a level 4 and 5 in higher education will be able to study for an additional year in Sport at University College Jersey to obtain a full degree. Electronic patient records shared for the first time Date25 January 2021 A new landmark agreement between General Practitioners and Health and Community Services (HCS) allows patient records to be viewed and shared electronically for the first time. Over 80s home visits to start Date22 January 2021 Islanders aged over 80 who opted to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at their homes instead of Fort Regent will start to receive them this weekend. Orders to be extended on a monthly basis Date22 January 2021 The Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf will sign extensions to COVID-19 Orders, which act as temporary legislation, on a monthly basis from 31 January. Lateral Flow Testing starts in schools Date22 January 2021 Every staff member in primary and secondary schools and colleges, as well as students in Years 11 and above, will be offered Lateral Flow Testing (LFT). December 2020 Retail Prices Index report Date22 January 2021 Statistics Jersey has today published the December 2020 Retail Prices Index report. Speech by the Minister for Economic Development, Senator Lyndon Farnham Date21 January 2021 Speech made by the Minister for Economic Development at a COVID-19 press conference. Speech by the Health Minister, Deputy Richard Renouf Date21 January 2021 Speech made by the Health Minister at a COVID-19 press conference. Speech by the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré Date21 January 2021 Press conference speech by the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré. Statistics users Group – new appointments Date21 January 2021 A new chair and two new members have been appointed to the Statistics Users Group. Pondwatch online training session Date21 January 2021 Islanders who have a passion for nature will be able to join this year’s Pondwatch JE online on Saturday 23 January which runs from 12pm to 1pm. Statement from the Minister for External Relations Date20 January 2021 On the 1 January 2021, the UK-EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA) came into effect. Importing goods from the EU Date19 January 2021 Islanders are being reminded that customs declarations will be required for unaccompanied personal goods imported from the EU, following the UK’s departure from the European Union. Cervical Cancer Prevention Week Reminder Date19 January 2021 This Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (18-24 January), women are being urged to take up their invitation for a routine cervical screening appointment. Government responds to Comptroller and Auditor General 'Thinkpiece' Date19 January 2021 The Government of Jersey has responded to the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (C&AG) Thinkpiece on Public Audit in Jersey. COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for Islanders 75+ and high risk Date18 January 2021 Islanders aged 75-79 will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments from Monday, 25 January as part of the next eligible group as outlined by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) vaccination schedule. Renewed support for victims launched Date18 January 2021 Renewed support for victims and witnesses of crime on the island has been pledged today with the launch of Victims First Jersey and the Victim and Witness Charter. Update on plans for new hospital Date18 January 2021 Public engagement and communication plan for development of Jersey's new hospital Specialist short break carers needed Date18 January 2021 The Government is today launching a campaign inviting Islanders to apply to become Specialist Short Break Carers for children with disabilities. Jersey's credit rating confirmed by Standard and Poor's Date16 January 2021 Jersey's credit rating has been confirmed as unchanged by Standard and Poor's Ministers introduce further border restrictions Date15 January 2021 In response to new variants of COVID-19 being identified in South America, Ministers have agreed to introduce further restrictions at Jersey’s borders. Skatepark preferred site consultation opens Date15 January 2021 An online consultation has today (Friday, 15 January) opened, asking respondents to choose whether they would prefer Jersey’s main skatepark to be built at Les Quennevais Sports Centre or South Hill Gardens. Statement by the Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture Date15 January 2021 "We are working as fast as we can to bring additional support and certainty to businesses." Faith leaders encourage COVID-19 vaccinations Date15 January 2021 Faith leaders in Jersey are encouraging and reminding Islanders who are aged 80 and over to book their free COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Government welcomes home fees for university students Date15 January 2021 Students from Jersey attending all universities and colleges in England will now pay home fees, aligning them with students who are UK-residents, following a decision from the UK Government. New appointments in Economy Department Date15 January 2021 Four local candidates have been appointed to sector leadership positions in the newly-formed Economy Department within the Government of Jersey. Town bus link proposed Date15 January 2021 A bus service which will loop around St Helier, linking key destinations such as Liberation Station, the General Hospital, Town Hall, Town Market and the northern residential areas is to be trialled. COVID-19 vaccination statistics update Date14 January 2021 The latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics as at 10/01/2021 Company tax return deadline Date14 January 2021 Companies are being reminded that they have until 31 January 2021 to file their 2019 tax returns. Registered unemployment report published for fourth quarter, 2020 Date13 January 2021 The registered unemployment report for the fourth quarter of 2020 has been released today by Statistics Jersey. Economic indicators published Date13 January 2021 Statistics Jersey have today published their latest economic indicators report. Secondary School Admissions Date13 January 2021 Parents of children who are in their final year at a Government of Jersey primary school are being sent details next week to confirm their child has a place at a secondary school. New School Data Published Date12 January 2021 Jersey’s Acting Education Minister has released the attendance figures for primary and secondary schools on the first day back to school. Islanders join support team for vaccination programme Date12 January 2021 Over 200 Islanders have joined the COVID-19 vaccination programme as volunteers to work as part of the support team. Offender’s van forfeited for its use in multiple motoring offences Date12 January 2021 On 8 January 2021, the Royal Court ordered the forfeiture of a van used by Nicholas Paul Brown to commit multiple motoring offences, including dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol. First day back to school 2021 Date11 January 2021 Early indications show there has been a successful start to the Spring school term today in Jersey. Chief Minister's statement on Education Minister Date11 January 2021 The Chief Minister responds to the resignation of the Education Minister Medicinal cannabis licences issued Date11 January 2021 Jersey launches new medicinal cannabis sector Health advice for parents and schools on re-opening Date08 January 2021 Parents, students and school staff are being reassured and reminded of the public health guidelines ahead of opening schools next week. Statement from the Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondre Date07 January 2021 Good afternoon, and a very Happy New Year to you and to your families. Statement from the Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf Date07 January 2021 I want begin by echoing your thanks to all Islanders, who have responded as a community to the new laws and guidance brought in just before Christmas. Statement from the Deputy Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ivan Muscat Date07 January 2021 We are in a better place now than we were in mid-December with about 25 new cases per day instead of the 78 or so new cases per day we saw before Christmas. COVID-19 update - process for reconnecting Date07 January 2021 Ministers agree staged process for reconnecting the Island Islanders encouraged to quit smoking Date07 January 2021 Islanders wanting to quit smoking this year are being encouraged to use Jersey’s Stop Smoking Service, Help2Quit, for support. Statement from the Minister for Education, Senator Tracey Vallois Date06 January 2021 The Minister for Education has responded to the UK's announcement on exams. 2020 tax return campaign launches Date06 January 2021 Islanders can now file their 2020 tax return, either online or by completing a paper form. Vaccine booking system for Islanders over 80 now live Date06 January 2021 From today, Islanders aged 80 and over can now book their free COVID-19 vaccination through the online booking system. COVID-19 restrictions are extended Date05 January 2021 COVID restrictions on gatherings and workplaces are extended until Ministers meet to discuss a review of their impact Visitor Attractions and Events scheme open for applications Date05 January 2021 Eligible businesses can now apply for financial support from the Government’s Visitor Attractions and Events Scheme, which opens today. Statement from the Minister for Education, Senator Tracey Vallois Date05 January 2021 A statement from the Minister for Education, Senator Tracey Vallois Chief Minister issues statement on COVID-19 Date04 January 2021 Chief Minister issues statement in response to the UK Prime Minister's announcement Vaccine appointments for Islanders over 80 Date04 January 2021 From Wednesday 6 January, Islanders aged 80 and over can book to receive their free COVID-19 vaccination as part of Tier 2 of the Government’s COVID-19 vaccination programme. Second tranche of Fiscal Stimulus Fund open for applications Date04 January 2021 The Fiscal Stimulus Fund (FSF) has opened its second tranche of funding for applications today. Islanders invited to join assisted dying citizens' jury Date04 January 2021 From today, Monday 4 January, Islanders will be invited to take part in a Citizen’s Jury that will address one of the most challenging of ethical issues; Should assisted dying be permitted in Jersey and if so, under what circumstances?