07 May 2020
More than 10,000 households have completed the Household Health Survey, which was launched by the Government of Jersey to establish the spread of COVID-19 in the Island.
Of this total, 4,000 households completed the survey following a text message sent to Islanders on Saturday 25 April. This means that that more than 19,000 individuals have taken part.
The survey has been developed to understand the health of Islanders in relation to COVID-19, as well as gathering information about their travel history and vulnerability.
The results of the survey can also be used to help inform when the Island could begin to safely ease some lockdown measures, in addition to the community antibody testing programme which began last weekend, as well as other monitoring data.
The survey is available in English, Polish and Portuguese, and can be completed by people who are well and healthy, as well as those with coronavirus-like symptoms.
It will not tell Islanders if they have COVID-19. Anyone who is concerned about their symptoms should contact the Coronavirus Helpline by calling (01534) 445566 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf, said: “I’m delighted that so many households have already taken part in the survey.
“I’d urge any households who have not yet completed the survey to take part. It will take less that 10 minutes but, taken together, these results will help us to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.”