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