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CI Pride In Jersey Cancelled

This year's Channel Islands Pride in Jersey has been cancelled.

Organisers say it's simply not possible to operate a large-scale public event, given the increasing number of people getting coronavirus and the changing restrictions on islanders.

215 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Jersey in the last 24 hours, taking the active total to 3,062.

"We want to host a Pride that is inclusive, welcoming, and above all safe. Although we have planned extensive safety measures, neither we, nor our sponsors, would want to proceed with an event that could pose a risk to attendees.

"I am very sorry for the Islanders and visitors who will be disappointed by this outcome. Safety has always been paramount in the organisation of Pride, and this is the right decision; albeit a very difficult one to make." - Christian May, Pride Director.

A smaller event is still due to take place in Guernsey on the same day.

Channel Islands Pride is looking into organising a 'live online streaming celebration' in both islands instead.

Islanders will be asked to fly rainbow flags on 21 August and post their flag photos online with the hashtag #CIPride2021

"We are absolutely committed to building a bigger and better Channel Islands Pride in 2022 – one that brings together our Island communities and also provides significant economic benefit by making the Channel Islands pride destinations of choice.

"Working in collaboration with colleagues at Liberate Guernsey we are proposing a week-long Channel Islands Pride Festival that will span Jersey, Guernsey and the other islands in early September 2022."

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