Guernsey's government has confirmed that those who have to self isolate and cannot work will be able to claim incapacity benefit.
In Guernsey islanders have been told if they are self-isolating and following Public Health advice they do not need to see their GP or provide a medical certificate (sick note) to make a claim for sickness benefit.
The claims will generally only be valid for 14 days or until the individual receives a negative test result for COVID-19.
Workers have been told however, if someone does not have any symptoms that would prevent them from working and is supported to work while self-isolating by their employer, for instance at home on a laptop, they will not be eligible for sickness benefit.
As long as an individual is following Public Health advice, they can make a claim by contacting Incapacity Benefits on 01481 732507 or at email@example.com. Social Security will be taking claims digitally wherever possible so that claims can be made while self-isolating.