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Storm Ciaran: Islanders advised to stay at home

31 October 2023

Islanders are advised to stay at home on Thursday 2 November due to the significant risks posed by Storm Ciarán.

A decision has already been made to close all Government schools on Thursday 2 November. Private schools and early years providers are being provided with the same advice as Government of Jersey schools and colleges.

Islanders should only visit the hospital on Thursday 2 November if it is an emergency, or they have been contacted and expressly asked to attend. If patients have any questions or concerns, please contact their relevant department. Day centres will be closed and home births are suspended. The emergency department will be open as usual for life threatening or serious illnesses.

Due to the severe weather warning, in collaboration with its airline partners, airport authorities have decided to close the airport to commercial operations all day on Thursday. The airport will remain open for emergency and medical flights, and will reopen on Friday after a visual inspection of the airport infrastructure.

Passenger and freight ferry services are severely disrupted and Jersey Coastguard is advising Islanders to keep away from coastal areas, as there is a risk people could be swept out to sea from piers and seawalls. Boat owners are being reminded to secure their vessels appropriately, and harbour businesses are advised to check their properties and secure their equipment. Elizabeth Terminal will be closed to the public on Thursday, and the storm gate in Elizabeth Marina will close today.

Regular updates on Storm Ciarán will be provided via the media and on Government social channels.

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