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I am a contact of a case

This page was last updated on 26 May 2022.

The following details the request for those that are household or other close contacts of a case of COVID-19. Further guidance an also be found on our website.

What do I have to do?

"I am a contact" guidance

To reduce the chance of passing COVID-19 on to others, you are strongly advised:

  • to discuss with your employer before you attend work so that they may do an individual risk assessment before your return
  • to not visit a hospital, care and residential home or other health and care facility without prior arrangements unless in an emergency.  You should also take an LFT before your visit.  Please let your healthcare provider know of your contact status.

and you are also advised:

  • to limit close contact with other people, especially in crowded, enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces.
  • to wear a face covering in crowded, enclosed or poorly ventilated spaces, on public transport and where you are in close contact with other people, including at work, during any off-island travel and visiting vulnerable individuals
  • to practise social distancing and always observe good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. 
  • to limit contact with anyone who is at higher risk of severe illness due to infection with COVID-19.  Where visiting is necessary, take an LFT before doing so.

The above advice applies for a period of 10 days after your last contact with a case (or 10 days after the case tested positive if you are a household contact).

If you have any queries, please contact Public Health on or if you do not have internet access call 01481 224127 / 01481 227311.

Need more LFTs?

If you do not have enough lateral flow tests, you can collect a pack of them from the Tourist Information Centre or from Beau Sejour, please check opening times.  Anyone not able to collect a pack in person can ask a friend or family member to collect one for them. If this is also not possible, they can contact or call the non-clinical helpline on 01481 220001 to arrange a delivery. Delivery is approximately 3-5 business days, so please bear with us.


Please be vigilant for the symptoms

Please be extra vigilant for the symptoms set out on this webpage: If you develop any of those symptoms, no matter how mild, please stay at home and take a Lateral Flow Test.  If your LFT is negative, please repeat after 24 hours. Even if your LFT remains negative, please do not return to work or an educational setting whilst you are unwell or severely symptomatic. If you are concerned about any severe or persistent symptoms, please seek advice from a health practitioner. This is standard infection prevention practice at any time but is particularly important whilst the Bailiwick continues to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you receive a positive result from a Lateral Flow Test, please register the positive result online COVID Notification Form - States of Guernsey ( or call the Clinical Helpline on 01481 220001 or 220002.

I have had COVID-19 recently 

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