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New Covid case found through 'planned workforce screening'

The only active case in Jersey, which was discovered on Wednesday, came through the government's workforce screening.

The support worker at a private school works outside of normal school hours so has had no contact with children or parents, a letter to parents set out.

On Tuesday the island marked the first time it had no known active cases of the virus since 10 March.

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First half of 2020 the warmest since 1894

Despite double the average rainfall in June, the first six months of 2020 was the warmest first half of the year since records began, says Jersey Met.

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Pre-registration required for travellers arriving in Jersey

People travelling to Jersey will be required to complete an online registration form before entering the island.

Passengers will have to make a declaration of health, including whether they have Covid-19 symptoms, have been in close contact with someone who is infected, or have contracted the virus themselves.

Travellers will also be required to provide a list of the countries they have visited before departing.

Those who do not fill out the online form "can expect to face significant delays when arriving in the island", the States said.

Chief Minister John Le Fondre assured islanders there was a "robust system in place" for testing arrivals.

Government to publish list of countries 'safe for travel'

Jersey's Council of Ministers will be required to publish and maintain a list of countries designated as "safe for travel", the States has agreed.

Ministers have called for borders to reopen on 3 July, after an attempt to delay the reopening until 10 July was rejected in the States Assembly.

The list will have to include the R value of each country, which measures the rate of infection.

It will also include the testing regime of each country on the list.

No self-isolation required for arrivals awaiting test results

Passengers arriving in Jersey will not be required to self-isolate until they receive a negative coronavirus test result.

Members rejected the amendment put forward by the Scrutiny Liaison Committee at a States sitting on Wednesday.

When borders reopen on Friday, arrivals will be allowed to move around the island as usual while awaiting a test result conducted at the island's ports.

Anyone who receives a positive result will be asked to self-isolate immediately.