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COVID-19 - Government of Jersey Stage 7 Reconnection Phase Announced

The Government of Jersey's Competent Authority Ministers have announced the removal of most of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions and confirmed the move to Stage 7 of the Reconnection Plan with effect from Thursday 26 August 2021.

Significantly, for law firms and other businesses, this provides for an end to working from home guidance that was re-introduced on 13 July 2021 as part of the Government's Safer Summer Guidance.

The full changes being implemented include:

  • Resumption of standing alcoholic drink services;
  • Unlimited numbers of people permitted in homes/gardens;
  • Full reopening of nightclubs, including dancing;
  • Permission for large events, subject to risk assessment;
  • Removal of requirement to wear face coverings in indoor public places – except in ports and on public transport;
  • An end to working from home guidance.

The legal requirement to provide contact details for track and trace purposes remains in place.

This latest easing of restrictions is part of a move away from Jersey’s suppression strategy, now that 80% of Islanders aged 18 or over have received two doses of the Covid vaccine. This means 80% of adults will be fully vaccinated by Monday 23 August 2021. 

Any profession-specific enquiries in relation to the Coronavirus should be directed to Neville Benbow on 01534 734826 or 07797 824112 or email