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Self-isolation

The Bailiwick of Guernsey is currently in lockdown. Everyone is asked to stay at home, except for:

  • Carrying out essential shopping for food or supplies;
  • Essential work;
  • Seeking medical care; or
  • For up to two hours recreational activity outdoors

Due to current circumstances, there are a number of scenarios where you may need to self-isolate. These are detailed below in the 'Self-Isolation Scenarios' section.

Definition

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.

Providing that the household is not isolating together, and that the person isolating is compliant with all of the rules (which can be found below), the other residents of the household are not subject to any restrictions and can go about their business as normal. 

Due to current circumstances, there are a number of scenarios where you may need to self-isolate. These are detailed below in the 'Self-Isolation Scenarios' section.

For more information on local testing, please visit: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/local-testing

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