Standard Chartered Bank, along with the Government and the motor dealership firm, is collaborating with local business J.C.F Cleaning & Allied Services to make sure there is capability to provide an intensified cleaning regime across the island. It has been proven[1] that disinfecting public areas hinders the spread of the infection significantly. The vital project will involve trained J.C.F and Government staff who, using three vehicles fitted with latest equipment, will focus on high traffic areas.

Standard Chartered has announced today it is donating two Disinfector™ Packages[2] that include the essential sanitiser kit. These are being installed in two vehicles, one purchased by J.C.F. and the second, a brand-new Peugeot Boxer van, voluntarily supplied on loan to J.C.F. by Motor Mall.  The Government of Jersey is purchasing another Disinfector™ Package to fit onto a flat-bed vehicle and is overseeing the installation of all equipment.

The programme will begin in early May, following the successful installation of equipment and training.  All chemicals, surfactants and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been sourced by J.C.F from local suppliers.

Henry Baye, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Jersey, said: “In difficult times like these, there was no question about helping and working with our local community. It is at the heart of our promise to be Here for Good.  We are very proud to make this donation and play our part in the fight against coronavirus; we’re all in this together.”

Martin Gautier, Head of Technical Support Services, Growth, Housing and Environment, Government of Jersey, said: “We have been pleased to assist J.C.F. Cleaning & Allied Services in having this disinfecting capability in the Island and being part of a joint effort to protect the local public.”

Iain Mackenzie, Managing Director, J.C.F Cleaning & Allied Services, said: “By having vehicle mounted disinfector units available in Jersey, I hope that we can offer re-assurance to the community as they move around the Island or eventually re-emerge from lockdown restrictions.”

Andrew Searle, General Manager Channel Islands, Motor Mall, said: “We are really pleased to be able to support this great initiative. As a local business we want to do all we can to help keep our island and our communities safe and well.”

As of 15 April 2020, through individual country and regional efforts, Standard Chartered has already donated US$2.5 million to COVID-19 relief efforts.