Coronavirus: How to 'self-isolate'

People travelling to any of the Channel Islands are advised to 'self-isolate' to minimise the risk of infection to others.

But what does that mean, and how do you do it?

Public Health England (PHE) recommends:

  • People to stay at home, expect for when accessing medical care. You should avoid going to work or using public transports. Goods like food should be delivered but tell the delivery driver so that they can leave the items outside.

  • Whilst at home, you should separate yourself from others by staying in a ventilated room. You should use a separate bathroom if possible and avoid sharing household items like towels.

  • If you do need to visit your doctor, you should call ahead of your visit so they can minimise impact with others.

  • Any waste like tissues or masks should be double bagged and kept until you have been cleared of the virus.

WATCH: Dr Hilary explains more about how to self-isolate: