You need to consider the following:
- That wherever possible, it is preferable for you to self-isolate on your own.
- That you may also self-isolate with your travel party if you have all travelled together but need to be aware that your period of self-isolation may have to be extended if one of the travel party tests positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.
- That if you choose to self-isolate with your family/household, then all family members including children will be required to follow the same self-isolation rules if they are not fully vaccinated. If they are fully vaccinated, then you will be able to mix with them, but no one else from outside your household. Unless you receive separate guidance from Public Health, there are no self-isolation restrictions to the householders who are fully vaccinated, so they can continue as normal (i.e. they can leave the house).
- The risk to the other household members, especially those who are elderly or have underlying health conditions.
- That those you isolate with may need to be tested when you are tested.
- That you must remain in your place of self-isolation and not leave for any reason, except for where you have a reasonable excuse for leaving, e.g. receiving emergency medical care or undergoing a COVID-19 test.
- That you cannot go to work, school, or public areas, and must not use public transport or taxis until you have been told that is safe to do so. You will need to ask for help if you require groceries, other shopping or medications. More information is available on the Food and Drink Deliveries webpage.
- That if you decline to be tested then your mandatory self-isolation period may be longer.
If you choose to self-isolate in a household bubble with any person who did not travel to the Bailiwick with you, you should (a) register the names of every person in that household bubble on gov.gg/isolatetogether as soon as possible whether vaccinated or not and (b) inform the booking team of this fact when arranging any PCR tests.
If you are unable to self-isolate away from other members of your household, you may need to consider self-isolating at an alternative place, for example a hotel or self-catering facility.
If you are self-isolating on your own within a family home and the rest of the household are not fully vaccinated, you should stay in a well-ventilated room with a window to outside that can be opened and keep the door closed. All meals should be prepared by someone who is not self-isolating, delivered to your room (ideally on a tray) and you should not collect the food until the other person is at least two metres away from the door.
It is strongly recommended that you use a separate bathroom from the rest of the household. If you have to share these facilities:
- always clean the bathroom, toilet and sink areas thoroughly after use, not forgetting door handles and taps and toilet handle/button.
- consider drawing up a bathroom rota for washing or bathing, with the isolated person using the facilities last, before thoroughly cleaning the bathroom themselves.
- ensure the isolated person uses separate towels and toiletries from other household members, both for drying themselves after bathing or showering and for hand hygiene purposes.
When cleaning bathroom surfaces, use a bleach-based product or a standard detergent cleaning product. Use a single-use cloth or kitchen roll. See the ‘Waste and Laundry’ section below for how to dispose of used items.