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Coronavirus: How Sport In Jersey Is Affected

A number of Jersey sports clubs and associations have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Jersey Bulls

Jersey Bulls will not play any matches for at least two weeks.

The Combined Counties Football League has suspended fixtures through to 29 March.

That means the Bulls scheduled games against Ascot United, Bagshot FC and Dorking Wanderers reserves have been postponed.

Gary Freeman's side has already secured promotion.

Jersey Reds

Jersey Reds don't know when they will next play after the RFU suspended all training and games until 14 April at the earliest.

The decision follows UK government advice to avoid mass gatherings.

Jersey FA

Jersey FA has postponed all local league and cup fixtures, friendly matches and training including after-school skills sessions and holiday fun weeks.

The JFA is affiliated to the English FA which has been advised against holding mass gatherings.

That means Jersey FA's Inter-League Cup semi-final at Dorset Premier League has been postponed.

It was due to take place on 28 March. It will now be rearranged for a later date.

Muratti

The semi-final of the 2020 Muratti has been postponed.

Alderney and Guernsey were due to play each other on Saturday for a place in the final of the annual inter-insular football fixture at Springfield on 16 May.

The under 16s match between Jersey and Guernsey scheduled for 18 March has also been called off.

Jersey Cricket

All Jersey Cricket training has been suspended until the end of this month, while all schools and clubs are being advised to stop playing the sport 'until further notice'.

Jersey Cricket has taken action to stop the spread of the virus and protect the well-being of players and supporters.

The 2020 season, due to start in late April, could be delayed. A decision's due to be made by the end of this week.

The Jersey Men's Development tour of Grenada in April is under review and an update on summer tournaments will be made after talks with the International Cricket Council.

Horse Racing

The opening meeting of the Jersey Horse Racing Season on Easter Monday has been cancelled because of Covid-19.

It was due to take place at Les Landes Racecourse in St Ouen.

Race Club President Mark Johnson says given the continued uncertainty, it's right to make the decision now.

Table Tennis

The 14th Jersey Grand Prix has been cancelled after Coronavirus fears and the collapse of Flybe.

It was due to take place between 10 April and 12 April.

Netball

All netball in Jersey has been cancelled until the next of April.

Basketball

All basketball activities organised by the Jersey Basketball Association have been postponed until, at least, the end of March.

Cycling

Jersey Cycling's road race season is still due to go ahead as things stand, but riders are being asked not to travel off-island because of the new UK government guidelines.

Swimming

The Jersey Swimming Club has cancelled all sessions until further notice.

Petanque

The Jersey Petanque Association has suspended all activities until further notice and will secure the clubhouse later this week.


 Coronavirus Advice

If you think you might have the virus, you should self-isolate and call the Health Department's coronavirus helpline:

01534 445566

It's open every day between 8am and 8pm. Calls outside these times, or when the line is engaged, won't be answered straight away - but we're told to leave a message and Health officials will call you back.

Please don't visit your GP or the Emergency Department at the General Hospital if you think you have the virus.

Self-isolation

Coronavirus symptoms are similar to that of the flu - a combination of a cough, fever and aching muscles. If you've had any symptoms, even if you haven't travelled abroad, we're being told to self-isolate until they clear up (for a minimum of seven days).

Anyone who has come into contact with a person confirmed to have the coronavirus should stay in self-isolation for at least 14 days.

As of Saturday 28th March, entire households should self-isolate immediately if anyone within that home shows symptoms of coronavirus.

Lockdown restrictions

Jersey's government has announced a phased approach to easing the island's lockdown restrictions. See what's changing below:

Level 4: Lockdown

Calendar date Until Sunday 10th May

Physical Distancing: Keep a two metre distance with people outside your home.

Leaving home: You can go out for up to four hours a day - but only for essential shopping, medical care and outdoor activities.

Gatherings: Household + 2. You can spend time outside with your household and up to two other people. Larger groups and going into others' homes are still not allowed.

Education: All schools and colleges remain closed.

Travel: On-island travel allowed, passenger ferries cancelled and flights only running to Southampton for medical/compassionate reasons or essential work.

Hospitality: Restaurants, bars, pubs and hotels have to stay closed.

Leisure: 'Non-essential' venues have to stay closed.

Retail: 'Essential' shops can remain open as long as physical distancing is maintained. 'Non-essential' shops have to stay closed.

Businesses: 'Essential' work is allowed, but employees should be working from home where possible. Up to two people can work and travel together, as long as physical distancing is maintained.

Level 3: Soft Lockdown

Calendar date Monday 11th May-Thursday 11th June

Physical Distancing: Keep a two metre distance with people outside your home.

Leaving home: Allowed out for up to six hours a day, but we're advised to stay at home as much as possible.

Gatherings: Household + 5. You can spend time outside with your household and up to five other people. Larger groups and going into others' homes are still not allowed.

Education: Schools gradually re-opening from Monday 8th June, starting with years 6, 10 and 12.

Travel: On-island travel allowed, passenger ferries cancelled and flights only running to Southampton for medical/compassionate reasons or essential work.

Hospitality: Restaurants, pubs and hotels that offer outside eating areas can re-open as long as diners can physically distance themselves. Bars and other drinks-only venues have to stay closed.

Leisure: Some outdoor 'non-essential' attractions can re-open, as long as physical distancing can be maintained.

Retail: 'Essential' shops can remain open as long as physical distancing is maintained. 'Non-essential' shops can begin to re-open as long as they adhere to physical distancing rules.

Businesses: Outdoor work can resume, as long as teams have fewer than five people. Businesses can allow some staff to return to offices in a staged way, but employees should be working from home where possible. Work requiring entry to private homes is now allowed under strict guidelines.

Level 2: Soft Opening

Calendar date From Friday 12th June

Physical Distancing: Keep a two metre distance with people outside your home.

Leaving home: Limits and restrictions on going out lifted, but we're advised to stay at home as much as possible.

Gatherings: Household + 20. You can spend time outside with your household and up to 20 other people. Larger groups and going into others' homes are still not allowed.

Education: Schools gradually re-opening from Monday 8th June, starting with years 6, 10 and 12.

Travel: On-island travel allowed. Flights and passenger ferries also allowed as soon as travel routes are re-instated by the operators.

Hospitality: Restaurants, pubs and hotels that offer outside eating areas can re-open as long as diners can physically distance themselves. Bars and other drinks-only venues have to stay closed.

Leisure: Libraries, community centres, youth clubs, places of worship, museums, cinemas, theatres and other attractions can re-open as long as physical distancing can be maintained.

Retail: All shops are allowed to open, as long as physical distancing is maintained.

Businesses: Businesses can allow some staff to return to offices in a staged way, but employees should be working from home where possible. Businesses with proof they are able to physically distance can re-open fully.

Level 1: Physical Distancing

Calendar date Dates TBC

Physical Distancing: Keep a one metre distance with people outside your home.

Leaving home: No restrictions on going out, but we need to keep one metre away from others at all times.

Gatherings: Household + 25. You can spend time outside with your household and up to 25 other people. Larger groups are still not allowed, but groups of up to 10 people are now allowed in private homes.

Education: Schools gradually re-opening from Monday 8th June, starting with years 6, 10 and 12.

Travel: All on and off-island travel is allowed, as soon as travel routes are re-instated by the operators.

Hospitality: All pubs, bars and restaurants are able to re-open, as long as physical distancing is maintained. Hotels, B&Bs and other accomodation can also re-open subject to guidelines.

Leisure: Libraries, community centres, youth clubs, places of worship, museums, cinemas, theatres and other attractions can re-open as long as physical distancing can be maintained.

Retail: All shops are allowed to open, as long as physical distancing is maintained.

Businesses: All staff are now able to return to their regular place of work, as long as physical distancing can be maintained.

During the self-isolation period of 14 days, anyone who develops flu-like symptoms should call the helpline on +44 (0) 1534 445566.

All the latest information can be found on Gov.je.

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