If you have been advised to have a COVID test, you must stay at home until you have received a negative test result and your symptoms have gone. You can then return to work or school. This does not apply to those with diarrhoea and vomiting – in these cases a person must be symptom free for 48 hours before they return to work or school.
If you test positive for COVID-19 (with an LFT or PCR test) you will be legally required to self-isolate, irrespective of your vaccination status or age, to break onward chains of transmission. Read more: I am a positive case | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (gov.gg)
If you require any further information about the process of getting tested we have more details on our testing webpage here: covid19.gov.gg/support/getting-tested
Do not attend work if you are unwell.
If someone has, for example, a lingering cough, they should seek advice from a health practitioner before they return to work. This is good infection prevention control at any time, but is particularly important whilst the Bailiwick continues to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence proves that this advice could reduce the potential spread of respiratory illness by 60%.
You should wait until your symptoms are gone. You can then return to work or school, subject to any requirements your employer might have. It does not apply to those with diarrhoea and vomiting – in these cases a person must be symptom free for 48 hours before they return to work or school.
COVID-19 Test Charges
LFT test kits are free. More info here: Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) | States of Guernsey - COVID-19 (gov.gg)
PCR tests for symptomatic individuals are free.
Information on the Emergency Department Charges can be found at https://gov.gg/EDCHARGES.