From today (Tuesday), Islanders who do not have symptoms and test positive for Covid-19 using a lateral flow test will no longer need a follow-up PCR to begin their isolation period.
If you get a positive result on a lateral flow test you will still need to self-isolate immediately and report your result on gov.uk. This applies to everyone, vaccinated or not.
After reporting a positive LFT result, you will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace so that your contacts can be traced. You must continue to self-isolate.
People experiencing the three main symptoms of Covid-19 — a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste — will still be expected to isolate immediately and book a PCR test online or call 119 as soon as possible.
Those who return a positive PCR result are required to isolate immediately for up to ten days — reduced to seven if they return negative results on day six and seven of their period of isolation.
Cllr Karl Love, cabinet member for public health, said:
"Islanders must remain vigilant — please get vaccinated if you have not been.
"(This can) save lives and protects our key workers who are working incredibly hard in difficult circumstances for you, our Island people."