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Nearly 200 key workers granted border exemptions in two months

Almost half sponsored by Department of Health and Social Care

Almost 200 key workers came to the Island in December and January.

Figures published by the government show 185 border exemptions were granted for workers from off-Island over the two-month period.

Nearly half were for the Department of Health and Social Care, while 50 were sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure, and the Department for Enterprise had 46 exemptions.

Meanwhile there were 351 exemptions issued for compassionate reasons, in January, and 178 for contractual exemptions.

More than 1400 telephone calls were made to ensure those coming to the Island were adhering to self-isolation rules while an additional 1709 house calls were carried out.

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