Plans to test passengers arriving at Jersey Airport, as an alternative to two weeks of quarantine, have been described as “a feasible thing to do” by the civil servant leading the project.
Director of Policy and Innovation, Steve Skelton, is currently working up a trial to see how it would work in practise.
It would give passengers the option of taking a test on arrival, being quarantined for 24 hours while they await their results, and then being free to go out if they test negative. They would be re-tested after four days.
Solutions involving apps, which would be used by multiple jurisdictions, are also being considered.