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WATCH: “It’s your duty to stay on the couch”

WATCH: “It’s your duty to stay on the couch”

Monday 23 March 2020

WATCH: “It’s your duty to stay on the couch”

Monday 23 March 2020

A 95-year-old D-Day veteran has issued a plea to all islanders, urging them to stay on their couch to help prevent the spread of covid-19.

Harry Fenn’s message comes as all islanders are being told to limit contact with people outside of their homes.

After advising islanders over-65 to restrict their social contact, the government extended that to all islanders, describing the move as a “crucial part” of their strategy to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in the island.

Video: How to practice social distancing.

It means everyone in Jersey should observe the following principles strictly.

  • Reduce contact with people outside your household.
  • Keep a distance of at least 1 metre (3 feet) between you and other people when outside your own home.
  • Avoid public gatherings and all venues and businesses where social distancing is not obviously possible or promoted by the venue.
  • Stay home whenever possible, including working and studying from home whenever it is possible to do so.
  • And reduce to essential travel only, and practice social distancing if you need to use public transport.

Video: Harry Fenn's emotional plea to all islanders.

In a video published on Liberation 75’s Facebook page, Mr Fenn urged islanders to heed the government’s advice.

“In 1944, I served my country and did my duty. Now it’s your duty to sit on the couch.

"Please save lives. It’s as simple as that.”


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