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Calls for volunteers in Alderney as covid situation worsens

Calls for volunteers in Alderney as covid situation worsens

Wednesday 05 January 2022

Calls for volunteers in Alderney as covid situation worsens

Wednesday 05 January 2022


The President of the States of Alderney has made several announcements as more covid positives are discovered in the island and “lots of people” have been forced to self-isolate.

Out of the 2,418 active cases in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, 101 have been found in Alderney. Despite none of these people being in hospital, all are self-isolating.

“This has implications for our medical resilience and our ability to keep services running during this wave because a lot of people are self-isolating after testing positive or are close contacts of those who have tested positive,” said the States of Alderney President, William Tate.

“Therefore, there are less people at work.”

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Pictured: “There are a number of things we can all do to protect ourselves and others as well as our medical professionals, the care home and key workers,” said Mr Tate.

Due to such a comparatively large number of people being pulled from work in relation to the island’s size, the government is putting a call out for volunteers.

“States Works are appealing for volunteers who have a Category C driving licence or any other useful skill to assist with their work while some staff are in isolation,” said Mr Tate, who urged relevant islanders to contact the manager, Richard.Phelan@gov.gg

Additionally, the Connaught Care Home has now closed to visitors and “residents are not venturing out” to avoid a positive case within the home.

“The Connaught is also looking for volunteers to assist with domestic duties so that carers can continue their vital work. One of our biggest priorities is to make sure we protect the vulnerable,” continued Mr Tate.

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Pictured: The Island Medical Centre is hosting a booster clinic this Saturday between 09:30 and 11:00.

The announcement from the President included a repeat of the intention for this month’s meeting of the States of Alderney to be held remotely.

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