In an effort to keep our customers updated, here is the latest news.
The States of Guernsey can confirm ‘lock down’ restrictions will remain in place, following a 14-day review. The only change to the current restrictions is that non-essential retailers will be permitted to carry out home deliveries, provided this is done in line with guidance to mitigate the risk of spreading the coronavirus. This change will come into effect at 00.01 Wednesday 8 April and will be reviewed on or by 23:59 Saturday 18 April.
The only notable change will permit non-essential retailers to carry out home deliveries, but it will not allow these retailers to open their premises to customers. Sales must be by phone or on-line, not face-to-face. Retailers must adhere to social distancing and hygiene guidance, and have no more than two employees on their premises.
This change is being made primarily to support Islanders through a longer period of ‘lock down’ as providing access to a wider range of goods by delivery will be beneficial to the mental health and wellbeing of individuals, and can assist them in home-working whilst allowing some business to be transacted. Restrictions apply please review the strict guidelines on gov.gg.
Our offices remain closed and we continue to work from home to best represent our vendors and landlords whilst showing utmost respect to the situation.
You should only leave your house for the following reasons:
1. Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
2. Any medical need if instructed to do so by a healthcare worker or required to do so having called 999, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
3. One form of exercise a day limited to only a run, walk, or cycle for two hours a day - alone or with members of your household. People will be able to tend livestock and animals such as horses.
4. Travelling to and from work for critical workers only.
A rainbow is a representation of hope and a sign of positivity when we need it most. Let’s be honest, we’re all worried. It’s a terrifying time; wondering what on earth will happen to our families, community, our beautiful island and our finances. At Livingroom, we always speak as we find and remain open and transparent in all of our communication - above all else we are human. First and foremost, our focus is on our community so if there is any way we can help you, talk to us. We don’t know what’s around the corner, but we do know that if Guernsey stands together and listens to government advice to stay home, we all stand a better chance moving forward. By following the guidance, you’re not only helping our incredible essential workers now, but we also stand a better chance of bringing some normality to our economy - and for that we must remain positive and hopeful.
Love from the Livingroom team.