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Closure of Broad Street (FOI)

Closure of Broad Street (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 21 December 2020.
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I should like to see the medical advice upon which the decision to close Broad Street was made.


The original medical advice upon which the decision to close Broad Street was made verbally in May. It related to the need to maintain one metre social distancing in the town centre.

On the 14 July, further advice was given to maintain the closure of Broad Street in a meeting with the Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, the Head of Public Health and a Senior Policy Officer.

The advice was to maintain one metre physical distancing in the town centre as we moved to level one.

Below is an extract of these minutes.


​4. Subject:Formal request to provide for physical distancing for pedestrians in town
​Internal or external:​Internal
Approval level:​2
​Summary of issue / questions to raise with CCDC:

​Increasing pressure on GHE to allow cars back into town centre from the retail group.

GHE would like a formal request to them from Public Health / MOH or MHSS to provide for social distancing for pedestrians in town in order to support their continued activities.

Suggested draft wording:

Dear Deputy Lewis

I’d firstly like to thank you for your support and that of your officers in facilitating adherence to public health measures through adaptations to the Island’s infrastructure.

Over the coming weeks and months, with more and more businesses returning to normal working practices we can expect to see an increase in pedestrians in the town centre both from workers returning to the office or their place of work and from visitors that are now allowed to resume holidays in the Island under the Safer Travel policy.

As we make preparations to move into Level 1 of the Safe Exit Strategy I wanted to confirm that the requirement for 1 metre physical distancing between different households will remain in place.

I would therefore like to formally request your continued support with the required infrastructure measures to help pedestrians in the town centre adhere to the public health guidance and maintain 1 metre physical distancing.

Yours etc etc






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