New NHS England guidelines have been issued to hospital trusts for re-starting elective care.
Les Bischard had to be air lifted from Guernsey to Southampton Hospital after having a heart attack on the 21 April.
He was fitted with a temporary stent but was told he needed to return for an MRI scan and most likely a triple-heart bypass the following month.
The 60-year-old says with Guernsey's minimal cases, self-isolation is not appropriate.
I can self isolate here for two weeks, but I am going to go back on the plane with lots of people who may not have and to be honest they're going to have to test me when I get back to the UK anyway.
HSC has not received formal confirmation from University Hospital Southampton that Bailiwick patients are required to self-isolate prior to their treatment. However, we are aware that some Bailiwick patients may have been contacted directly by University Hospital Southampton. HSC have been asked to provide a Covid-19 swab test for all elective admissions 48 hours prior to their appointment. This is being supported through our current testing programme with the results sent electronically to University Hospital Southampton. Any emergency patients are also tested for Covid-19 prior to their transfer to the UK using our rapid testing protocol where the results are available within one hour.
The States of Jersey has also confirmed it is in regular talks with Southampton Hospital.
We are in frequent contact with the NHS about any changes in circumstance regarding patient transfer and care. We are continually reviewing the situation and any changes will be communicated to patients and announced proactively by Government.