Jersey's Ambulance Service has issued a plea to islanders to only call if they need urgent help, as it is under 'significant strain'.
There has been a surge in 999 calls, and there is concern that could delay paramedics getting to life-threatening situations.
JAS is asking that people only call if they are facing a genuine emergency that requires immediate medical assistance.
"By restricting non-emergency calls, we can ensure that our resources are fully dedicated to those in urgent need of medical attention."
The request is a 'temporary measure', to make sure ambulances are available for patients who need them most urgently.
"For non-urgent medical advice, contact your healthcare provider/GP surgery or pharmacist. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation."