Infected with Covid-19

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, or been in direct contact with an infected person, you should self-isolate for at least 10 days.

Isolation: you have tested positive for COVID-19

If you have consulted the Chief Medical Officer and have tested positive for the coronavirus you must isolate for at least 10 days to avoid infecting others.

Should you become infected with the “British variant” of the COVID-19 Coronavirus you are required to self-quarantine for at least 14 days to avoid infecting others.

Isolation means:

  • you must isolate yourself from others where you live
  • you do not go to work or run errands and you do not leave the property where you are in isolation
  • you have no direct contact with other people, including those who live in the same place

If you cannot self-isolate at home you should find an alternative residence. If this is not possible, the Ministry of Health can assist in finding other options, such as a hotel.

The Chief Medical Officer will decide when you have recovered. When this has been officially confirmed, you can once again move around freely.

Quarantine: you have been in direct contact with an infected person

The Chief Medical Officer will contact you if you have been in direct contact with an infected person. If you have had direct contact with a person who has been infected with COVID-19 you will quarantine for at least 10 days. 

If you have been in direct contact with someone infected with the British variant you should self-quarantine for 14 days. You may leave quarantine after a negative test on the 14th day.

This means:

  • you must isolate yourself from others where you live
  • you do not go to work or run errands and you do not leave the property where you are in quarantine
  • you have no direct contact with other people, including those who live in the same household

If you cannot self-isolate at home you should find an alternative residence. If this is not possible, the Ministry of Health can assist in finding other options, such as a hotel.

You shall pay particular attention to any signs of illness which could indicate a coronavirus infection, such as fever and coughing. If you have symptoms of infection, you should call your local GP during working hours, or GP service on 1870 (after hours only).