A standing Deputy has called for an update on Guernsey’s border entry policies and whether or not we can expect any changes.
It follows jurisdictional responses to an increased threat of corona virus elsewhere.
“The expectation in the history of pandemics is that the second and third waves of pandemics are often the worse,” said Deputy Gavin St Pier, “the current situation hasn’t come at great surprise.”
Deputy St Pier remains concerned at the developing situation in the UK.
“The level of compliance in the UK has been demonstrably poor and so I think there is a risk.”
Pictured: Deputy St Pier led us through the first lockdown and the island’s initial introduction to corona virus.
“There are some obvious questions that have arisen following the past two weeks.”
“The identification of the new strain of the virus and the fact it seems to be capable of faster transmission is clearly an important development.”
A media briefing is being held on Friday and Deputy St Pier hopes that there will be some update on Guernsey’s border controls.
“My instincts suggest to me that I think we should heighten border controls. There’s no reason not to, the risks are too great and we’ve come too far.”
Deputy St Pier continues to be vocal on Twitter, offering words of support to our students and commending the Isle of Man’s response to a recent surge in cases.
Impressive response from the Isle of Man. And that is how to react to any even apparently modest deterioration. Hard, fast, no nonsense. Straight out of the Antipodean playbook. https://t.co/rZUuCrrc4d— Gavin St Pier ???????? (@gavinstpier) January 5, 2021
He has taken a look to 2021 and welcomes the vaccine as great news in the battle against corona virus.
“There definitely is light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine. The community is in a remarkably stronger position than almost every other community in the world.”
The States of Guernsey has now confirmed that they will be holding a media briefing this Friday at 1pm.
Pictured top: “In any emergency or crisis, communication is key, and you do need to fill the vacuum,” concluded Deputy St Pier.