States of Alderney President William Tate is reminding islanders to maintain COVID-19 precautions.
In a statement issued from his office, and in a broadcast on QUAY-FM on Thursday morning, President Tate had the following advice for the Island:
Masks: Islanders are asked to dispose of used face masks only in the general waste and to cut the elastic cords in order to prevent harm to animals or marine life.
Shopping: staff and volunteers shopping for the Connaught Care Home and those shopping on behalf of Age Concern will wear special badges to indicate their mission. Early opening has been arranged by Jean’s Stores to accommodate them.
Travel: Anyone travelling to the UK for essential purposes and planning to return must have a pre-arranged travel permit – details at https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/travel
School: Parents of all children eligible to return to school next week (vulnerable children and the children of key workers) have been informed and the school will be in touch to inform parents what to expect.
Mr Tate informed Islanders that the lockdown measures appeared to be working with fewer positive cases identified in Guernsey on February 3, and there remain no known cases on Alderney, but he stressed the need to maintain the strict lockdown measures governing the whole Bailiwick.
The next media briefing will take place on Friday February 5 at 1pm. It will be live streamed on the covid19.gov.gg homepage and on the States of Guernsey Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/govgg.