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The Bailiff’s COVID-19 Awards

The Bailiff’s COVID-19 Awards has been created to recognise and celebrate the work and commitment of individuals during the response to the coronavirus pandemic in Jersey.

Awards will be presented to recognise deserving members of the community who have demonstrated exemplary qualities to their peers, colleagues, staff, or to the general public during the COVID-19 response. The awards have also been devised to complement the national honours (i.e. BEM, MBE, OBE, CBE) which will be announced this autumn.

Criteria for nominations

The criteria for nominations are based on the themes of leadership, commitment, inspiration, tenacity and compassion. Submissions will be accepted for other reasons if they are outlined clearly, and there is demonstration of an individual excelling or operating beyond their usual capacity during the COVID-19 response.


  • the individual may, as an established manager, have demonstrated exceptional leadership at the time of pressure on the department/office/organisation
  • the individual may have stepped up into a leadership role that was either new to them or in an area that they do not usually operate in


  • an individual may have adapted to a developing situation, task or requirement either within their area of specialisation or within a different field


  • under challenging and changing conditions, the individual remained inspirational to others e.g. providing reassurance maintaining confidence within teams and wider organisations


  • the individual has demonstrated will and drive to achieve newly developed processes/objectives to benefit the organisation/community
  • overcoming challenges.  That they presented themselves during operational delivery under fast moving, dynamic conditions


  • the individual demonstrated clear understanding of a specific need or consideration implementing solutions or policy, that would protect/support a vulnerable group or set of individuals that under usual conditions would not require special treatment
  • the individual provided support to staff and volunteers.

Submit a nomination

Anyone can nominate someone for an award. However, submissions for nomination are required to be balanced and provide justification.

The awards will recognise individual achievements in the following organisations:

  • Government of Jersey
  • States of Jersey
  • arm’s-length organisations
  • third sector organisations including charities, community and volunteer groups
  • Parishes
  • private sector organisations that may provide direct support for the COVID-19 response in a public setting

How to nominate

Submissions should be no more than one A4 page, outlining the reasoning for the individuals being proposed for the award.

Nominations can be made by emailing the bailiffs chambers or post to the Chief Officer: 

The Bailiff’s Chambers
Royal Court House
Royal Square
St Helier
JE1 1BA.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 1 September 2020.

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