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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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