Significant risks posed by Storm Ciarán.
Please find below a statement from the Government of Jersey on guidance for the significant risks posed by Storm Ciarán.
- Islanders are advised to stay at home on Thursday 2 November due to the significant risks posed by Storm Ciarán.
- A decision has already been made to close all Government schools on Thursday 2 November. Private schools and early years providers are being provided with the same advice as Government of Jersey schools and colleges.
- Islanders should only visit the hospital on Thursday 2 November if it is an emergency, or they have been contacted and expressly asked to attend. If patients have any questions or concerns, please contact their relevant department.
- Day centres will be closed and home births are suspended.
- The emergency department will be open as usual for life threatening or serious illnesses.
- Due to the severe weather warning, in collaboration with its airline partners, airport authorities have decided to close the airport to commercial operations all day on Thursday.
- The airport will remain open for emergency and medical flights and will reopen on Friday after a visual inspection of the airport infrastructure.
- Passenger and freight ferry services are severely disrupted, and Jersey Coastguard is advising Islanders to keep away from coastal areas, as there is a risk people could be swept out to sea from piers and seawalls.
- Boat owners are being reminded to secure their vessels appropriately, and harbour businesses are advised to check their properties and secure their equipment.
- Elizabeth Terminal will be closed to the public on Thursday, and the storm gate in Elizabeth Marina will close today.
- Regular updates on Storm Ciarán will be provided via the media and on Government social channels.
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