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The JFSC post the following COVID work from home advice yesterday 21 December 2020  

22/12/2020

From yesterday, only staff essential to the ongoing functioning of your firm should be permitted access to your office premises; this should be considered as the same as the essential employees’ scheme for financial services implemented in March 2020.

You can find full details of the new guidance on the JFSC website: https://www.jerseyfsc.org/news-and-events/new-government-guidance-on-working-from-home-for-financial-services-firms/ - also copied below

New Government guidance on working from home for financial services firms Coronavirus COVID-19

On Friday 18 December, the Chief Minister announced that unless critical to the running of their business, islanders must now work from home if they have the means to do so.

This is on the advice of STAC and is in response to the increasing number of new COVID-19 cases emerging on a daily basis.

It is anticipated that the financial service and legal sectors are able to largely shift to home working following the patterns they adopted in the spring, and that most firms should already have the majority of their staff working from home.

This message is therefore to emphasise the importance of following this new measure in the interests of containing the spread of COVID-19 in Jersey.

Therefore, from Monday, only staff essential to the ongoing functioning of your firm should be permitted access to your office premises. This should be considered as the same as the essential employees scheme for financial services implemented in March 2020 – however, this will not, at this stage, be monitored in the same way or with the use of specified permission.

Where a limited number of staff is deemed critical, for example in continuing to provide essential financial services to customers or to ensure the continued functioning of the financial markets, more details on the measures businesses should be taking can be found at the website gov.je/covid under business, economy and employment.

Where businesses consider there to be a considerable risk of their being unable to provide critical services, they are asked to speak to their supervisor in the first instance.