Mobile phone base station: radio waves and health information

JCRA, GCRA, and 5G in the Channel Islands – our role and important contacts

JCRA & GCRA are independent authorities with responsibility for telecommunications licensing and regulation in the Channel Islands.

JCRA & GCRA does not set policy, which rests with the States of Guernsey and Government of Jersey. It is for these elected assemblies to decide if, for example, 5G technology should be introduced in the Islands. It is then our role to issue licences in accordance with that policy and to ensure that telecoms operators meet all of the terms of their license, including the agreed emissions levels from mobile telephony masts.

States of Guernsey and Jersey telecoms policies

We recognise, however, that there is considerable public interest in 5G technology. Working with the appropriate States departments in both Islands, and our partners at Ofcom and other internationally recognised authorities, we are compiling a library of content about 5G. We hope this will help inform and stimulate public debate around this new technology.

This library is not exhaustive and JCRA & GCRA do not express a view on any of the content. We welcome suggestions for articles or reports to be added, which are from accredited or internationally recognised organisations or individual experts. As a guide we would expect any suggested inclusion to be peer-reviewed or been published in professional medical or technical journals.

JCRA will not amend, abridge or edit in any way the content on this site.

Anyone wishing to express support or concerns about 5G technology should address their views direct to the appropriate government department, or to their individual political representatives. We have listed below some useful links.

JCRA cannot respond to questions about policy.

We hope you find this resource useful.

JCRA, GCRA, & Ofcom:

JCRA & GCRA work extremely closely and to the same standards as Ofcom ( and the following link provides a significant amount of advice regarding: Mobile phone base stations: radio waves and health

Recent Media Reports:

UK health experts rebut fake news suggestions of link between 5G technology and Covid-19

Other Reference Links:

2020 Updated ICNIRP (RF EMF) Guidelines

CICRA Mast Audit Process

Summary Report of the 2019 Channel Islands Mast Emission Audits 

Cancer Council Australia

World Health Organisation – Electromagnetic fields and public health

Guernsey and Jersey Health Departments:

5G Consensus Statement