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 or motorhome/caravan (as long as the holding tank has capacity to last the length of the isolation)
If you have travelled into the Bailiwick you are required to self-isolate. All countries and regions are classified as Category 4, and therefore you must self-isolate until you have received a negative result from a Day 1 and a Day 13 test. If you decline a Day 1 and a Day 13 test, you will have to self-isolate for 21 days.
If the person who is required to self-isolate is a child or dependent 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.
Those who choose to self-isolate with someone who has travelled to the Bailiwick will also need to adhere to the same requirements. If you are self-isolating with other people in your household following travel, you will need to complete an online form which can be found at www.gov.gg/isolatetogether. This is to ensure that everyone is registered and offered a day 13 test.
Please note that this guidance has legal force and must be complied with. Failure to comply with it may constitute a criminal offence.