The newly formed Safer Travel Guidelines Review Panel has today launched a review focussing on the Government’s Safer Travel Guidelines. The Panel is keen to hear the views of all Islanders on this important issue.
With the passing of P.84/202 – Vote for a Safer Travel Period: States Assembly Approval by 37 votes to 12 on 1st July 2020, the Government has now published the Safer Travel Guidelines online, with all passengers travelling to Jersey required to adhere to them for travel from 3rd July 2020.
In response to this, and to the concerns of many Islanders, a Scrutiny review has been launched into these Guidelines to ensure that they are fit for purpose, accessible, and in the best interest of Jersey. The review will also consider the broader implications of the Guidelines for Jersey, for example, in terms of budget, public health and emergency services.
Deputy Rob Ward, Panel Chair, commented:
“We are all well aware that we are living through a unique moment in history. Jersey has been relatively lucky through this time and has fared much better than many of our neighbours. While Scrutiny recognises and acknowledges the need to reopen our borders for the wellbeing of Islanders on many levels, it is imperative that we do so in the safest possible way. This review will add to the work already undertaken by both Scrutiny and the Government and provide a balanced view on whether or not the guidelines issued by the Government are fit for this purpose.”
The Panel will be made up of:
Deputy Rob Ward, Chair
Deputy Kevin Pamplin
Deputy Inna Gardiner
Deputy Trevor Pointon
Deputy Mike Higgins, and
Connétable Sadie Le Sueur-Rennard
Islanders can get involved by commenting via the States Assembly social media pages, via the States Assembly website (www.statesassembly.gov.je) and emailing the relevant scrutiny officers.
Scrutiny News Release.