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COVID-19: key questions for employers

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12 March 2020

In January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus disease known as COVID19 to be a global health emergency. On 9 and 10 March 2020, Guernsey and Jersey respectively confirmed their first positive cases of COVID-19 in the Channel Islands.

As COVID-19 continues to spread, Channel Islands employers will be assessing how best to respond and plan appropriately to protect their employees as well as their businesses, customers and suppliers. Clear, transparent steps will be needed to cover the current and potential impacts of COVID-19.

We set out below the key questions for employers to consider.