Health and Social Care will be able to employ retired and non-practising healthcare professionals, under temporary powers the committee has been given, to help address staff shortages.
The Civil Contingencies Authority has made a number of emergency regulations which aim to support the States’ response to the corona virus pandemic and allow certain aspects of island life to be adapted during the current lockdown environment.
"These particular regulations are largely designed to plan ahead to enable us to better manage issues that will emerge as a result of the need for us to all keep our distance from each other...We've always said our aim is to try and plan one step ahead..." #guernseytogether https://t.co/seWLuIrIsy— Gavin St Pier #GuernseyTogether #StayAtHome (@gavinstpier) April 6, 2020
Deputy Gavin St Pier, Chairman of the Civil Contingencies Authority, said the decisions had been approved at their latest meeting.
“The Civil Contingencies Authority is responsible for using the emergency powers it has to respond to circumstances as they arise during an emergency.
"These particular regulations are largely designed to plan ahead to enable us to better manage issues that will emerge as a result of the need for us to all keep our distance from each other – such as the difficulty in securing medical practitioners to travel to the island and the inability of parishes to hold ratepayer meetings. We’ve always said our aim is to try and plan one step ahead and this is another example of what this means in practice.
Emergency regulations approved to enable Vale and other parishes to raise funds for refuse collection etc in absence of parish meeting. Comment invited on agenda, however:https://t.co/jwVIYo9JXQ pic.twitter.com/MVVMqGbvhg— Vale Parish (@ValeParish) April 6, 2020
"We also took the pragmatic decision to grant the Committee for Health & Social Care the temporary authority to register appropriately qualified healthcare professionals who may have previously let their registration lapse, such as those who may have previously retired, so they can get more feet on the ground if they are needed."
All emergency regulations approved by the CCA can be read HERE.
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