01 February 2022
The Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf, has issued the following statement:
“Unfortunately this week has seen us surpass 100 COVID-related deaths in Jersey. I extend my sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. We all feel sympathy for their loss.
“This sad milestone reminds us all that we cannot be complacent. The pandemic is not over. While today we are easing a number of the requirements we have put in place, I appeal to everyone to continue to be vigilant and act responsibly. We are moving away from fixed and enforceable measures to focusing on public health guidance and the exercise of common sense by Islanders.
“While the risk of disease and severe illness from COVID in Jersey is now much less than we have known previously, I want to remind Islanders that they can visit the Vaccination Centre at Fort Regent without a booked appointment to get their first, second or booster dose. Being vaccinated ensures those that are vulnerable in our community are as protected as possible.
“Such actions will help limit further hospitalisations and untimely deaths from this disease.”