Non-essential shops to close

NON-ESSENTIAL shops and services are to be closed and further restrictions on gatherings are to come into force.

                                                       Picture: ROB CURRIE. (29879362)
Picture: ROB CURRIE. (29879362)

Chief Minister John Le Fondré will appear at a press conference tomorrow morning at which he will announce further measures which will come into force from 6pm on Christmas Eve.

These will include the closure of services such as hair and beauty salons, tattoo studios, visitor and heritage attractions and non-essential shops.

According to a Tweet by Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the closure period is set to last until 11 January, with a review of the situation during the week of 4 January.

Today, the number of known active cases dropped slightly to 989.

Also, the ‘rule of ten’ will be extended to outdoors and a specific number of exemptions for controlled events will be reduced to include places of worship, weddings and civil partnerships, funerals, and after-school clubs.

On Monday the government announced that anyone arriving from the UK would be treated as a ‘red zone’ traveller and be subject to a minimum ten-day isolation period.

Services or businesses allowed to open after Christmas Eve will include:

Health services such as chiropody or dentistry

Takeaway outlets

Supermarkets, corner stores, off-licences and indoor markets

Banks

Pharmacies and chemists

Pet shops

Laundry services

Garden centres, DIY stores and hardware and building supplies businesses

Post offices and newsagents

Petrol stations

Vehicle sales and repair

IT and mobile phone sales and services and repairs

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