Rejected petition Support Deputy Jess Perchard's Coronavirus Elimination Strategy Proposition

Deputy Jess Perchard has lodged a proposition to change the coronavirus strategy from 'delay, contain, shield' to complete elimination.

If you agree that this strategy is better for our community in the long run, please show your support and help throw some weight behind the proposition.

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If approved, Jersey would operate a Guernsey-style target of getting rid of the virus. Measures would include:

Widespread testing.
Rapid detection, isolation and contact tracing.
Border controls with intensive quarantine of those arriving in the island.

Guernsey has taken this route and is now two weeks without new cases. They are now in a position to contemplate eliminating COVID-19 completely.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

Further to the e-mail of 15th May 2020 from the States Greffe, there is already another e-mail on this subject and duplicate petitions are not permitted. The debate on Deputy Perchard's proposition took place on 19th and 20th May 2020. The proposition was adopted, subject to a number of amendments that had been approved by the States Assembly.

We only reject petitions that don’t meet the petition standards.