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"Now is not the time to relax border restrictions"

Island remains at level 4 of borders framework

The chief minister has said "now is not the time to relax our border restrictions."

Howard Quayle was addressing the public and media at today's government press briefing.

He said given the situation in the UK, it would not yet be safe to change the rules:

Here's a recap of the key points raised at today's coronavirus media conference:

  • The UK's Covid-19 situation is still too unsafe for a move to level 3a of the borders framework, where close, non-resident, relatives could come for a sponsored visit.
  • The chief minister condemned the recent actions a few who broke self-isolation rules, and referenced the five welders who went to Tesco and  McDonald's instead of straight home.
  • Details revealed about the flu vaccination programme, including a specific child-centred scheme.
  • Briefings are here to stay, every Thursday.
  • Steam Packet and airlines have been asked to announce rules on journeys.

You can watch the briefing in full here:

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