Events off, social distancing in after four new Covid cases found

EVENT and gatherings should be cancelled and social distancing measures adopted after four new positive cases of Covid-19 were confirmed.

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Care homes and the hospital are being instructed not to allow any visitors.

‘There is concern that it is not immediately clear how these four individuals contracted the virus, as none are directly from travel or the contacts of known cases or travellers,’ a States spokesperson said.

‘Contract tracing is continuing to determine whether there is a link between the cases and whether these cases are linked or this is as a result of wider community seeding.’

The Director of Public Health is advising all those who were intending to hold gatherings and events of any kind to cancel them.

Beau Sejour, which was due to host the Dance Festival and other events today is being closed to the public with immediately.

Care homes and the hospital are being instructed not to allow any visitors.

Supermarkets are being advised to reintroduce social distancing measures as quickly as possible.

The Civil Contingencies Authority is meeting today and Public Health are providing updates.

A live press briefing is scheduled for noon.

‘The advice to cancel events being held today is at this stage a precaution, however the Director of Public Health and the CCA do not want to see any unnecessary risks taken and would urge all islanders to take this advice very seriously.’

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