Friday 05 June 2020
The second report of findings from the Community Monitoring Tool is published. The online tool was launched at the end of March to give Islanders another channel through which they could request support or information during the "lockdown". It was intended to help with the identification and prioritisation of the needs of the community that were not being met by the support and information already being provided. More recently, it has been used to gain insight regarding employed and self-employed community members.
Paul Whitfield, Chief Executive of the States of Guernsey
"As you will see in the report, the percentage of respondents reporting no coronavirus-like symptoms has continued to increase and stood at 97% at the end of last week, which is really reassuring. We will continue to monitor these levels through the first few weeks of phase 4 of the exit from lockdown as well as testing those at higher risk or showing symptoms.
The proportion of employed participants that were able to work fully has increased by 17 percentage points compared with during strict 'lockdown', which equates to about 5,000 people in our community. The equivalent increase for self-employed participants was 15 percentage points (500 people) and there was also an increase in the number of self-employed participants that could work partially. Many respondents indicated that they expected to be able to re-start or do more work this week, but there are still many community members in need of support'.
Helen Walton, Head of Data & Analysis added,
"The response rate has continued to be fantastic, which gives us really robust information to work from. In July we will have information on the earnings of employees (whether co-funded or not) and the employment status of the whole population as at the end of March from the electronic census. Information as at the end of June will become available in October. In the meantime, the Community Monitoring tool is providing live snapshots to inform decision making."
See https://covid19.gov.gg/together/monitoring for further details.