Coronavirus: Jersey doctor answers most frequently asked questions

ITV Channel TV has put a range of questions to Jersey's Medical Director for Primary Care, Dr Adrian Noon, including what you should do if you think you have Covid-19 and how best to protect yourself through social distancing and self isolation.

  • What should you do if you have coronavirus symptoms?

  • When should people contact the coronavirus helpline?

  • What is the difference between social distancing and self isolation?

  • Does the at risk category include pregnant women and should they be self-isolating?

  • Who is in the at-risk categories?

  • Is Ibuprofen safe to take after reports that it is not for those with coronavirus?

  • What are the top things you should have to help you if you get coronavirus?

Testing Kits:

  • Why are some people in Jersey not being tested for coronavirus even when they have called the helpline saying they have symptoms?

  • Do you think that tests will be processed Jersey?

  • Some people are looking to get tested privately. Does this mean you will get results quicker?

  • Where should people go online to find reliable information on coronavirus?

  • Can you catch coronavirus from surfaces and how long can it survive on them?

  • Is there enough staff in Jersey's health service to cope with this crisis?

  • Schools are closing. How safe is it for children to socialise with one another in small groups?


  • JERSEY: Call 01534 445566 - the lines are open between 8.30am and 11pm seven days a week.

  • GUERNSEY- Call 01481 756938 / 01481 756969