Last Tuesday the Government announced that a cluster of COVID-19 cases in our Island’s supply chain had been detected, and therefore took the immediate decision to delay the reopening of non-essential retail stores.
This cluster has been successfully contained and its spread mitigated. Following the successful containment of the cluster, Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré confirmed that non-essential retail will be able to re-open from this Wednesday, 3 February.
If our test positivity rate continues to be as low as it has these past weeks, with ongoing high levels of testing finding only small numbers of positive cases, we will proceed with the reintroduction of close contact services, including hairdressers and beauty salons, on Wednesday 10 February.
Our latest test results show that there are now 94 active cases in Jersey, and this number has followed a gradual downward trajectory.