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Self-isolation

This page was last updated on 2 June 2021 at 16:35hrs.

With effect from Monday 15 March 2021, the CCA has decided to make an adjustment to self-isolation requirements for some travellers. More information is available below.

During self-isolation you must:

  • Remain in your home, except for getting emergency medical care or to have a test swab taken.
  • Not go to work, school or public areas, and do not use public transport until you have been told that it is safe to do so.
  • Only use a taxi to travel home from the airport or harbour and to drive to the testing centre – further information is available below.
  • Not open your door to anyone who comes to visit, whether they are dropping a delivery off or coming for a social visit.
  • Ask for help if you require groceries, other shopping or medication.

We have created a poster which can be displayed in order to let posties know that you are self-isolating and this can be found in the downloads box at the bottom of this page. 

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 and (b) inform the booking team of this fact when arranging your Day 7 test (for Category 3 regions and countries) or Day 13 test (for Category 4 regions and countries).

Please note that Critical Workers must follow the requirements set out in their exemption paperwork. This may include additional COVID tests. 

Self-isolating with family and friends

You need to consider the following:

  • That wherever possible, it is preferable for you to self-isolate on your own.
  • That however 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, then all family members will be required to follow the same self-isolation rules. Again the period of self-isolation for the group may have to be extended if one of the group tests positive.
  • 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, 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.
  • Everyone arriving from Category 4 regions and countries is now required to self-isolate until they 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. Those who choose to self-isolate with someone who has travelled to the Bailiwick will also have to adhere to the same requirement.

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 and (b) inform the booking team of this fact when arranging your Day 7 test (for Category 3 regions and countries) or Day 13 test (for Category 4 regions and countries).

If you are unable to self-isolate away from other members of your household, you will 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, 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. 

Definition

To self-isolate means to keep yourself separated from any other person to prevent infection or contamination. If you are not self-isolating in a household bubble, but are in a location where other people live, this includes separating yourself physically from them.

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 self-isolation)

If you have travelled into the Bailiwick you are required to self-isolate. All countries and regions are currently classified as Category 2, 3 or 4 so you are expected to self-isolate according to which country or region you have travelled from. More information on this is available here.

If the person who is required to self-isolate is a child or dependent adult who cannot self-isolate on their own, a carer will need to pair with them to self-isolate away from other people, including other householders, for the duration of the self-isolation period. Providing that the household is not self-isolating in a household bubble, and that the person self-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.

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 www.gov.gg/isolatetogether as soon as possible and (b) inform the booking team of this fact when arranging your Day 7 test (for Category 3 regions and countries) or Day 13 test (for Category 4 regions and countries).

Please note that this guidance has legal force and must be complied with. Failure to comply with it may constitute a criminal offence.

Strict rules for those in self-isolation

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