13 October 2022
The Jersey Independent Covid-19 Review has published its final report into the response to
The report found that overall the response was handled well, but made 16
recommendations into how the Government could be better prepared in future.
An independent panel led by Sir Derek Myers was commissioned in March 2022 to review
the Government’s handling of the pandemic between February 2020 and January 2022.
It found: “In the toughest of circumstances, from a less than ideal starting position,
Ministers, Scrutiny panel members, other Assembly members, Government staff and the
voluntary sector came together and delivered the basics well.”
The Chief Executive Officer, Suzanne Wylie, said: “I want to thank Sir Derek and the
independent panel for delivering this report in a timely fashion.
“We remain mindful that 142 Islanders lost their lives to the pandemic and our thoughts
are with their families and loved ones, as well as those families who were separated from
loved ones for considerable periods and who faced many hardships.
“While the panel found that overall the Government did a good job, I am grateful for its
recommendations, which will be presented to the Assembly and an action plan developed
so that as an Island we can be better prepared in future.”
Read the full report on the Jersey Independent Covid-19 Review website