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Can my child go back to school, pre-school, childcare or other educational setting if they don't have a Day 13 test?

Currently only vulnerable students and children of essential workers can attend educational establishments. 

Everyone arriving from a Category 4 country/region will be required to self-isolate until they have received a negative result from a Day 13 test. If you decline a Day 13 test, you will have to self-isolate for 21 days.

If anyone in your household does not agree to have a Day 13 test or, having agreed, does not have a Day 13 test, the whole household must continue to self-isolate until the end of the 21 day period, even if some members of the household receive a negative result from their Day 13 test. 

Children under 12 who travel from a Category 4 country or region will also have to be tested at day 13 if they intend to return to a school, pre-school, childcare or nursery setting. 

Where a household have decided to self-isolate together, children can only return to a school pre-school or nursery setting once ALL members of that household bubble have received a negative test result from a test undertaken on day 13 or later.

Those who choose to self-isolate with someone who has travelled to the Bailiwick will also have to adhere to the same requirement.

If you are self-isolating with other people in your household, you will need to complete an online form which can be found at This is to ensure that everyone is registered and offered a day 13 test.