Transport to the Vaccination Centre at Fort Regent is being made easier, with free parking, allocated parking spaces, and a shuttle bus service all coming into effect tomorrow (Wednesday, 13 January).
This week 3,500 vaccines have been booked for front-line health staff and the over 80s. For those Islanders being vaccinated at Fort Regent:
- a shuttle bus service, with six seats and wheelchair space, will operate from Liberation Station Stand O, with a service every 20 minutes during Vaccination Centre opening times between 11.30-18.30 Monday – Friday and 0830 – 1530 at the weekends
- floors 10, 11 and 12 of Pier Road Multi-Storey Car Park will be designated COVID-19 vaccine parking
- there will be a two-hour free parking limit
Deputy Kevin Lewis, Minister for Infrastructure, said: “The vaccine programme is vitally important to fighting this pandemic, we want to make it as easy and safe as possible for Islanders to move in and out of Fort Regent. The free shuttle service and allocated parking will enable anyone who is being vaccinated to get to and from the centre in the quickest way possible. This will become increasingly important as the number of vaccinations being delivered increases.
“With up to 1,500 people planned to be given a vaccination each day, seven days a week, we are anticipating increased traffic volumes. In addition to making it easier for people to get to Fort Regent, I have put in place measures which can be used as required to control traffic by restricting road access. They will only be used if necessary; our aim is to ensure that the smooth flow of people through the Vaccination Centre is not disrupted because traffic volumes stop people from getting there for their allocated time.”
Islanders attending the Vaccination Centre are being advised to look out for newly created signage and check gov.je for more updates.
Ross Barnes, Head of Operations for the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, said: “One of the reasons Fort Regent was chosen as the mass vaccination centre was its proximity to the multi-storey carpark at Pier Road, easy access to disabled parking, and the access for a shuttle bus service.
“It’s great news we’ve been able to offer Islanders free parking while they visit the vaccination centre and I would like to thank Liberty Bus for their support.”
Government of Jersey News Release.