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Advice for Islanders during Level 1

Jersey entered Level 1 of the Safe Exit Framework on 8 August 2020.

Level 1 Advice for Islanders

The following information explains Level 1 of the Island’s exit strategy, it sets out the ongoing and universal public health messages and provides, at a glance guidance relating to many aspects of Island life at Level 1.

Advice for business activities at Level 1

About Level 1 of the Safe Exit Framework

On 1 May, the Government published Jersey's Safe Exit Framework. It outlined the public health and social measures that would be taken at each of the four levels as we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic as safely as possible. On 8 August, Jersey will move to Level 1 of the Framework.

Jersey is not yet free from the threat of COVID-19. In Level 1 our aim is to live safely with the virus.

Our priority now is to ensure that Islanders are following the public health guidelines that will keep us all safe while the virus is still spreading around the world.

The key measures going forward are therefore:

  • a significant step-up in adherence and enforcement of public health guidelines
  • a parallel step-up of communications and engagement on how to stay safe

On-island suppression of COVID-19 via compliance with public health guidance is a critical complement to the Government’s ‘contain’ (test, trace, isolate) capacity.

There will be a small package of changes introduced on 8 August. However, Islanders should not assume any further relaxations following this point. As we are looking towards Autumn, on the understanding of COVID-19 at this time, the Government’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Cell (STAC) has advised we cannot be certain that conditions will remain safe and accordingly further relaxation of public health measures cannot be assumed.

Containing the spread of COVID-19

Our contain capacity – test, trace, and isolate – is our first response capacity when possible new cases of COVID-19 are identified. We have invested significant resources to ensure our contain capacity can be pro-active and agile, to find people that are infectious and ensure they isolate quickly, and so keep the level of cases to a very low level. We are now testing hundreds of people every day, and our expanded contact tracing team is responding in detail to every positive case.

Throughout the Safe Exit Framework, we will continue to focus on: 

  • testing, contact tracing, and isolating confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19
  • preventing individual cases becoming clusters – particularly in institutional settings such as care homes, and 
  • responding quickly to stop any early clusters from becoming outbreaks.

COVID-19 Strategy and on the testing and tracing

Safer together: enforcement 

All Islanders must adapt their ways of living and working and continue to adhere to the underpinning public health guidance, so that we can live safely with the virus. Doing so is a critical complement to our ‘contain’ capacity. The Government will use its powers to enforce public health measures if it proves necessary to do so.

  • if you are required to self-isolate on arrival into Jersey, or you are instructed to remain in self-isolation because you have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 and fail to do so without reasonable excuse, you may be arrested and fined up to £1,000. You may also be taken to a screening facility and required to take a Covid-19 test, and you may be kept there until the results are known. The penalty for refusing to go to the screening facility or failing to provide medical samples or information without reasonable excuse in that situation is a fine of up to £10,000. We hope this power never needs to be used.
  • businesses and organisations must comply with all relevant guidelines and regulations and should always err on the side of caution. Spot checks will take place to ensure businesses and organisations apply public health guidelines appropriately, providing constructive advice in the first instance.

If you have concerns about non-compliance with any public health measures, email workplacecovid@gov.je.

Re-tightening public health measures

Should there be an increase in cases or a cluster of cases that is not fully contained via our test, trace and isolate activity, some additional public health measures may be needed. We will not re-introduce any restriction lightly - but we will act swiftly and in a targeted way with the clear aim to avoid the need to return to island-wide lockdown if at all possible.

Our response will be tailored to the situation faced. However, at this stage, Islanders and businesses should be aware that in order to counter any surge in cases, the Government response may need to include measures such as closing a premises for a short period, reinforcing physical distancing and hygiene requirements, increasing quarantine or testing requirements for those who may be affected, or asking Islanders to reduce social contact again to suppress spread.

If any additional measures are required following advice from medical officers, the public will be immediately and fully informed.

Level 1 Policy Statement

From 8 August you will therefore see a small package of changes introduced.

If at any time public health monitoring indicates a rapid increase in cases, or a pattern of cases that raises concern, the easing of measures may be suspended – or tighter restrictions could be re-imposed to protect Islanders’ health .

Protecting yourself and others

We are making good progress, however, we must not forget that anyone can catch COVID-19 and anyone can spread it.

While our number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is currently very low, we should anticipate that there are more unknown cases and as activity resumes across the Island and with more connectivity from outside the Island, there continues to be a risk of an increase in infections. We also now know that COVID-19 will be a risk to Islanders for many months, so we are taking a precautionary and phased approach to public health guidance for reopening businesses and increasing social activity. Where businesses can reopen there are stringent guidelines to reduce risks of any rapid increase in virus transmission. We need to continue to work together and support our local economy by understanding and following the new practices under which businesses will be operating.

We can all reduce the risk of this by remembering we can be safer together by everybody knowing what is required, following the guidance, taking responsibility and acting on these universal public health messages:

  • safer hygiene 
  • safer at a distance 
  • safer in smaller groups
  • safer outside 
  • safer when you can be contacted

Safer hygiene

Everyone is strongly encouraged to continue to follow these simple steps: 

  • wash your hands or use sanitising gel 
  • avoid touching your face
  • catch your cough or sneeze in a tissue, bin it and wash your hands
  • clean surfaces and shared toilets regularly
  • cloth masks are strongly recommended in enclosed public spaces such as shops and on public transport

If you have flu-like symptoms, stay or go home immediately and call the Helpline on +44 (0) 1534 445566 for guidance on testing and, as needed, medical care and isolation.

Safer at a distance 

Maintaining physical distance from others remains a key way to limit the spread COVID-19. Islanders should keep a minimum of 1 metre physical distance, and more wherever practical, from people you don’t live with.

Safer in small groups

While COVID-19 is still with us, you should continue keeping a smaller social circle than usual. Where possible, you are encouraged to continue to work from home some or all of the time, but it may not be the default way of working in your organisation.

Social gatherings, especially those in private settings, such as parties, barbecues or informal get-togethers should be limited to a maximum of 20 people. These gatherings should only occur if you are confident everyone will maintain physical distancing with those they don’t live with. If you are holding a small social gathering, you should keep a guestlist of attendees, including table plans. This will be critical to support contact tracing if it is later discovered that one of the attendees had COVID-19. You should also be particularly careful to adhere to all relevant public health guidance if your attendees include people who may be at higher risk of illness from COVID-19.

More controlled events are subject to the limits, guidance and review process set out under ‘larger gatherings’ later in this policy statement.

Limit your physical contact too. Islanders are advised that some physical contact, limited to a few others you don’t live with, is proportionately safe. This may be a family having physical contact with grandparents, or it may be a couple who live apart spending nights together. The exact number will depend on your personal circumstances but should be a much smaller group than those you socialise with at a safe physical distance (also still limited to a smaller network than usual).

The people you choose to have physical contact with should remain consistent.

People at higher risk of illness from COVID-19 are especially advised to keep the number of people they have physical contact with low or may prefer to avoid physical contact with people they don’t live with completely. If you choose to increase your physical contact, the smaller and more consistent the group, the lower the risk.  

Safer outside

The risk of transmitting COVID-19 is greater indoors and especially over longer periods of time. There is also more room to physically distance outside. So, if you meet people or organise a gathering or an event, you should do it outdoors where possible.

Generally, it remains better to limit the number of people visiting inside your own home, and limit visiting others’ homes.

Safer when you can be contacted

While COVID-19 is still with us, we can all live more safely together if contact tracing is as effective as it can possibly be. Our contact tracing team has been up and running since the very start of the pandemic and is providing a vital service. We need to help them work as quickly as possible to identify who might be at risk when new cases arise.

For Islanders, this means providing your contact details when requested by a business for the purpose of contact tracing (such as in a restaurant or pub, by the hairdresser), so that if it turns out someone else who was near you in the same place has COVID-19, you can be reached quickly to assess whether you were at risk or not, and to offer you support if needed.

For businesses, you are asked to collect people’s contact details wherever practicable for the purpose of contact tracing, in accordance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018.

People at risk of illness from COVID-19 

For people with certain conditions, and for older people, there are additional risks if you become infected with COVID-19. While the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 remains very low, as activity further resumes across the island there may be an increase in transmission. We also now know that COVID-19 will be with us for many months, and people’s wellbeing is likely to deteriorate if they feel stuck at home for too long.

Islanders at higher risk of illness from COVID-19 are those that have conditions identified in the categories of high risk (severely vulnerable) and moderate risk (vulnerable).

Everyone in these categories will be at a different level of risk according to their condition and circumstances, and will need to continue to consider the balance of risk that is right for them. As in Level 2, people who are at higher risk of COVID-19 illness are encouraged to balance the risk of exposure to infection with the negative wellbeing impacts that prolonged social isolation at home may have on their mental health, mobility and general fitness.

This means safely enjoying both indoor and outdoor activities, provided you are not unwell because of your condition. Islanders at moderate risk should be confident to go about your daily routine as long as you do so safely by carefully following public health guidance. Islanders at high risk should also continue to resume more activities, but make sure to follow public health guidance rigorously, carefully balancing your wellbeing with the need to be cautious and reduce their risk of infection. An activity risk guide sets out information on which activities, or features of activity, increases or reduces risk.

People at risk of illness from COVID-19 and workplaces

People at moderate risk should be confident to return to most workplaces, as many have already done. Employees and employers are encouraged to discuss how to enable those at moderate risk of illness from COVID-19 to resume work confidently - including discussing additional mitigations where needed and possible, or enabling them to continue to work from home

People in the high-risk category who are fit and healthy continue to be encouraged to take a risk-informed decision on whether to return to a workplace based on their particular circumstances. Again, employees and employers are encouraged to discuss how to enable those at high-risk of illness from COVID-19 might resume work confidently, recognising that this small group of people are most in need of additional protections. For example, Islanders at high-risk may choose to explore options of changing their working pattern or role with their employer, for example if their work requires them to interact with many people where physical distancing is not possible.

Islanders who are concerned that they cannot return to work safely, owing to their individual circumstances or medical condition, are advised to contact their GP or medical consultant for advice. It is expected that some Islanders at high risk will not return to their workplaces, and should not be forced to do so. Public health advice for those at high risk will help you take informed decisions as evidence on COVID-19 evolves is available and regularly updated.

Children and young people at higher risk

Children and young people who are at higher risk of illness from COVID-19 are encouraged to attend school.

Children and parents who feel that it is not safe to return to school, owing to a child or young person’s particular circumstances or medical condition, are advised to contact their child's specialist doctor to discuss their situation where they have not yet done so. If it's decided, following discussion between the doctor, child and parents or guardian, that the risk of returning to school outweighs the benefits, then the child is not expected to return.

Higher risk children should be cautious to follow physical distancing and other public health guidance and advice while they are at school, where they are able to understand and follow this.

Coping with the current situation

The fact that cases of COVID-19 in Jersey remain low should reassure Islanders.

Nonetheless, the virus has not gone away and for some this will remain a concerning time. There is a huge amount of support available, provided by volunteers, charities, our Parishes, and specialist professionals. We warmly encourage you to access it. Call the helpline on +44 (0) 1534 445566, or find more information on Connect Me.

At home and your household

People can work within your home as long as strict sector-specific guidelines are followed by the person undertaking the work and they have no symptoms. Examples might include: 

  • tradespeople carrying out repairs, maintenance and enhancements in your home 
  • the provision of close-contact personal services like mobile hairdressers
  • cleaners, nannies and child minders
  • dog walkers
  • others like estate and rentals agents 

However, you should ideally be absent from the property or stay in a separate room whilst a tradesperson is in your property. The physical distancing and hygiene measures must be strictly observed

No work should be carried out in any household that is isolating or where an individual is high-risk (severely vulnerable) to COVID-19, unless it is to remedy a direct risk to the safety of the household, such as emergency plumbing or repairs, and where the tradesperson is willing to do so. The isolated person should occupy a different room whilst unavoidable work is being carried out

Hosting a visitor who needs to self-isolate

If you are providing accommodation for a visitor who is required to self-isolate, it is important that all members of your household and the visitor(s) staying with you are aware of isolation guidance

Accommodation

Hotels, hostels, B&Bs, campsites, boarding houses, lodging houses and self-catering vacation accommodation can  be used by Islanders for a staycation and by those travelling to the island.

If you intend to have a staycation you should only share a room with other people within your household. During your staycation you must also keep a physical distance from other guests outside your household and follow any other guidance from the accommodation business.

At both time of booking and check-in you will be asked if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19, have recently tested positive, or are currently isolating for any reason. If you have, you will be asked to stay away from the establishment until you or those in your household have completed their isolation period. If you, or anyone in your household, develop symptoms during your staycation, expect that you will be encouraged to return home. These measures are to protect the staff and other guests from potentially contracting and spreading COVID-19.

Dental practices

You can now see a dentist or a dental hygienist.. The dental practice will have a range of measures in place, to keep everybody safe, which they should clearly communicate to you before your appointment and reinforce when you're there. In particular, there will be measures in place to support physical distancing between everyone on the premises.

As surgeries will be employing stringent cleaning requirements, they will be operating at a reduced capacity during Level 1.

Education and childcare

Jersey’s schools re-opened in a phased and controlled process from 8th  June, with specific public health measures in place. Information on the phases of reopening and the measures being taken to keep children, teachers and other staff safe can be found on gov.je

The Government’s aim is for all children and young people to return to full-time education in September, as long as conditions remain safe to do so. Information and guidance on schools opening can be found on gov.je. Updates will be published and also provided by schools to families as required.

At Level 1 after school and holiday clubs can operate in accordance with the relevant public health guidance for nurseries, childminders, nannies, and youth clubs.

Children and young people who need to move between the care of different guardians or separated parents can do so.

Food and drink

Eating and drinking indoors and outdoors is permitted, under certain guidelines and there should be appropriate physical distancing between tables and chairs, seated both indoors and outdoors. Group bookings from more than one household are also now permitted and the provision of food and drink services may return to usual licensing hours. Pubs and bars are offering a seated drinks service in adherence with public health guidance.

Alfresco eating options can continue to be enjoyed. There is a programme of expanding the available space in St Helier by temporarily closing some roads to allow cafes and restaurants more alfresco space whilst also ensuring there is enough space for people to move around safely.

As explained above (under ‘safer when you can be contacted’) you will be asked to provide your contact details (such as in a restaurant or pub), so that if it turns out someone else who was near you in the same place has COVID-19, you can be reached quickly to assess whether you were at risk or not, and to offer you support if needed 

Government and Parish services

Government and Parish services are re-opening,, many have new operating procedures in place, for example household recycling centre, Parish Hall attendance, etc. You're reminded to check with the service provider or on gov.je ahead of time to see if there are any changes you should account for.

Health

The Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at Jersey’s General Hospital is now closed, due to low rates of COVID-19 infection and the easing of lockdown measures The UTC was established to manage and treat minor injuries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Islanders in need of emergency treatment are advised to go to the Emergency Department. For primary care conditions you are strongly advised to see your General Practioner.

Patients and visitors to the hospital will still be screened for potential COVID-19 symptoms. This will be done by taking your temperature, where necessary, and asking you a series of questions to find out if you are showing symptoms of coronavirus.

If you wish to visit a patient at the hospital you will need to book in advance with the ward, only one visitor is allowed at a time per patient. You will be expected to wear Personal Protective Equipment, which will be provided by the ward.You can see a Registered and Allied Health Professional (specifically a chiropractor, osteopath, physiotherapist, podiatrist, optometrist, orthoptist, clinical psychologist, speech and language therapist, chiropodist, dietician, occupational therapist, radiographer and acupuncturist.) All of these services can resume provided they can ensure the highest level of protective measures for both patients and staff.

Indoor activity - sport and recreation 

Physical activity indoors presents greater challenges – when we exercise and our heart rate increases we breath more heavily which can increase the risk of virus transmission. This is why we recommend that all intensive activity takes place outside

However, low and moderate intensity activity can take place inside as long as public health measures including fallow periods between users can be maintained and physical distancing is possible.

Indoor leisure

You can visit venues, like libraries, museums, galleries, cinemas, theatres and arcades. Such facilities will decide if they can open and will introduce changes in order to provide a safe environment and consequently the look and feel of the setting may be quite different to what you're used to. Be ready to adapt your visit to accommodate the new procedures and practices.

Gatherings (including public events)

Large gatherings have been a significant catalyst of transmission of COVID-19 internationally. A cautious approach to events and gatherings is therefore appropriate. 

All larger gatherings (including public events, marriage ceremonies, organised sports, community and group activities and similar) therefore remain limited to a maximum of 40 people. All larger gatherings must be controlled, having a designated lead organiser, and fully meeting the guidelines on gatherings and events.

An exception to this limit has been made for funeral services. Funeral services may take place with up to a maximum of 80 people, under the same guidelines. Organisers should be mindful of the potential additional risk of bigger gatherings and follow public health guidelines assiduously.

Organisers of public events must, as per normal practice, gain permission of the Bailiff’s Panel. Find further details on Bailiff’s permission.

Uncontrolled events and social gatherings for under 20 people continue to be permitted where the general public health guidance on physical distancing and hygiene can be adhered to. Events and gatherings of over 20, which cannot be controlled in adherence to this guidance should not take place. 

Outdoor activity - sport and recreation

Sport, leisure and recreation is vital for physical and mental wellbeing. The risk of virus transmission is far lower outdoors, so you're encouraged to take part in outdoor activity. Sports, recreation and leisure facilities are now partly or fully open. Venues should clearly set out how you can ensure physical distancing, adhere to hygiene measures and enjoy yourself safely.

Children’s playgrounds and public gym equipment is now open. You should make sure you and your children sanitise their hands (with hand sanitiser with 60%-70% alcohol content) after using these facilities to reduce COVID-19 risk as others will also be touching them.

Outdoor and indoor swimming pools are permitted to beopen, the risk of virus transmission is lower in well maintained chlorinated water. Changing rooms, lockers and showers are now open. However, you may prefer to come ‘beach-style’ and be prepared to ‘swim and go'.

Public transport

Public buses will be operating at full seated capacity. The latest version of the timetable is available on the LibertyBus website. When a service is full the driver will request further buses for that route. However, there may still be capacity issues for the bus service.

Therefore, in order to free up space on the network for people who can only use the bus, you're encouraged to only make essential journeys by bus. Walk and cycle or use your car if you can.

If you use the bus, the potential increased risk of more people travelling closer together will be managed by:

  • sitting as far away from other people as possible
  • using the hand sanitiser (with 60% to 70% alcohol content) provided
  • using a mouth and nose covering – exemptions are for young children and those with a disability that means they could not independently remove their own mask in an emergency

You're discouraged from ride sharing in private vehicles with people you don’t live with, but you may do so if the journey is necessary or for a specific purpose (such as for work purposes) and have put appropriate mitigations in place.

You can use a taxi provided the driver maintains a strict regime of hand hygiene and disinfects key touch points within the taxi. It is also advisable that payment is contactless, not cash, to minimise the risk of infection.

If you have any symptoms and therefore required to isolate, you must not use taxis or public transport.

Retail

Most shops are open subject to observing the public health guidelines, which might mean queues and other changes to your typical shopping experience. People are advised to use hand sanitisers (with 60% to 70% alcohol content), physical distancing and cloth masks or nose or mouth coverings particularly in these indoor environments. Fitting rooms in shops can also be used if they are able to strictly adhere to the public health guidance, which includes cleaning between individual users.

Singing and live music

Singing and the use of wind and brass instruments present a high COVID-19 risk because infectious respiratory droplets can be sprayed or propelled further. Accordingly, across all business, social and community contexts, singing, in addition to woodwind and brass music, is very strongly discouraged both outdoors and indoors. This is particularly important in indoor settings and around members of the public who may be at higher risk of illness from COVID-19.

Venues are advised to only play low volume ambient background music on their premises to avoid people leaning into one other when talking. One-to-one singing, woodwind and brass lessons should also not happen in person at this time, with video-conferencing encouraged as an alternative.

Travel to and from Jersey

Outbound travel

Travel off-Island is possible but will be limited to those countries which are welcoming travelers from Jersey, this is subject to change and each country will have particular restrictions and requirements in place for those arriving from elsewhere. You're advised to check for up-to-date country specific information prior to booking/travelling.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors on gov.uk website

Foreign travel advice on gov.uk website 

Inbound passengers

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission into Jersey and to manage the risk of community transmission on the island all arriving passengers are required to:

  1. complete an online registration form before departure
  2. self-isolate for 14 days on arrival or

a. Prior to departure to Jersey, present approved documentary evidence of a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of arrival in Jersey, or

b. Undergo a PCR test on arrival in Jersey; while awaiting the test result passengers are encouraged to take reasonable steps to limit the time they spend away from their residence and to limit their social contact during this time

3. be available to the Contact Tracing Team and follow public health guidance for the duration of their stay in Jersey

Safer travel guidance

Weddings, funerals and worship

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

Marriages and civil partnership ceremonies recommenced from the 1 July, but remain subject to a number of restrictions such as an attendance limit of 40 and the requirement that all guests physically distance at all times. Therefore permitted attendance numbers will depend upon the size of the approved location.

Guidance on getting married or a civil partnership during COVID-19

Funerals

Funerals will continue to be held but with an increased maximum attendance limit of 80, this now includes services at the crematorium. From the 1 July funerals have been held in places of worship however, the maximum attendance numbers may be impacted by the size of the building and as such may be lower thanthe maximum permitted.

Places of worship

In Level 1 places of worship will be able to reopen should they wish to do so. Providing the relevant guidance allowing the safe reopening of places of worship can be followed. Each faith group will make its own decisions about how and when it opens, based upon the risk assessments that cover its buildings, staff and premises. Faith leaders have been working together to ensure a collective approach is taken where possible.

Wellbeing, beauty and cosmetics services

At Level 1 you can continue to visit wellbeing, beauty and cosmetic businesses who work within close personal contact with their customers. Types of businesses in this area include the following: hairdressers, barbers, beauty and nail salons, piercing and tattoo parlours, massage, reflexology, laser and cosmetic clinics. These businesses should be able to offer their full range of services, subject to appropriate risk mitigation measures being in place

Working inside, outdoors and in vehicles

Indoor working

At Level 1, working from home is no longer the default position However, at this stage of the pandemic, many businesses are still continuing to allow working from home where it is possible to do so and this is encouraged.

If you're employed in a small or other indoor business (which is not covered by sector specific advice published by the Government), your employer should follow the principles for opening  indoor business at Level1 and adapt a plan that is suited to the premises and business activities.

Outdoor work

You can use outdoor services such as gardening or window cleaning, on the condition that while undertaking the activity, workers continue to physically distance.

Working in vehicles

The risk of transmitting COVID-19 is highest when spending prolonged periods of time in enclosed spaces with limited air circulation. If you work in a vehicle you're strongly encouraged to strictly follow the published public health guidelines, which include ensuring good ventilation, wearing a cloth face mask, and regular cleaning of all major touch points.

Driving instructors may offer lessons.

Youth and community centres

The value and importance to the health and social wellbeing of Islanders in resuming community activities, services and support is very well recognised. Accordingly, community settings and venues are able to reopen, provided they can follow the youth and community group guidance. Therefore, if you're planning to use any community centre you might want to ring beforehand to see what activities and support are available at this time.

Ongoing restrictions

The vast majority of business activity and premises may now be open and operate, within public health guidelines. The key ongoing restrictions are: 

1. venues and activities where maintaining public health measures, especially 1 metre or more physical distance, is likely to be impossible must be avoided. This means  

    • standing service (for example, in pubs and bars) remains prohibited 
    • designated nightclubs may not open as usual  
    • live music, including karaoke, is permitted within strict guidelines including a low noise level only, where audiences are seated and able to have a normal conversation; all music is safer outdoors 

2. shared use children’s indoor soft play facilities must remain closed, as maintaining good hygiene is likely to be impossible. All other facilities should follow hygiene guidelines strictly

3. high intensity exercise indoors remains prohibited, owing to the increased transmission risk associated with heavy and/or rapid breathing leading to expelling more respiratory droplets, further, in a confined shared space, and the practical difficulties of people conforming to potential mitigations such as safe distancing of over 3 metres, or wearing cloth face masks during exercise 

4. singing and the use of wind and brass instruments present a high COVID-19 risk because infectious respiratory droplets can be sprayed or propelled further. Accordingly, across all business, social and community contexts, singing, in addition to woodwind and brass music, is very strongly discouraged both outdoors and indoors. This is particularly important in indoor settings and around members of the public who may be at higher risk of illness from COVID-19 One-to-one singing, woodwind and brass lessons should also not happen in person at this time, with video-conferencing encouraged as an alternative

5. shared use jacuzzis, plunge pools, steam rooms, saunas, Turkish baths must remain closed

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