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Self-isolation is separating yourself from physical contact with the rest of the community (including those who you live with, where possible) for a specified period of time.

A person can self-isolate:

  • At their home;
  • With friends or family (provided there are suitable facilities);
  • In a hotel or self-catering accommodation;
  • On a private boat (as long as the holding tank has capacity to last the length of the isolation)

If the person who is required to self-isolate is a child or dependant adult who cannot isolate on their own, a carer will need to pair with them to isolate away from other people, including other householders, for the duration of the self-isolation period.

There are a number of scenarios where you may have to self-isolate. These include, but are not limited to:

  • If you have returned to Guernsey, Alderney or Sark from outside the Bailiwick
  • If you have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19
  • If you have been specifically asked to isolate because of your symptoms
  • If you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19


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