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New panel seeks views on safe travel guidelines

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A BACKBENCH committee has launched a review into the government’s guidelines for safe travel in and out of Jersey.

Deputy Robert Ward (28758673)

The new Safer Travel Guidelines Review Panel says that it wants to ‘hear the views of all Islanders on this important issue’, after the States last week voted to reopen the Island’s borders.

A number of measures are in place for passengers travelling to Jersey, such as testing for Covid-19.

Deputy Rob Ward, the panel’s chairman, said: ‘We are all well aware that we are living through a unique moment in history.

‘Jersey has been relatively lucky through this time and has fared much better than many of our neighbours.

‘While Scrutiny recognises and acknowledges the need to reopen our borders for the wellbeing of Islanders on many levels, it is imperative that we do so in the safest possible way.

‘This review will add to the work already undertaken by both Scrutiny and the government and provide a balanced view on whether or not the guidelines issued by the government are fit for this purpose.’

Islanders can submit their comment through the States Assembly social media pages or at statesassembly.gov.je.

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