Children returning from boarding schools to Jersey this half term will not have to quarantine if they have come from Covid-free schools. The children will be treated as if they are from green regions, despite the location of their school, and will have a test on day zero, and day five. They will have to isolate until they get their first negative test result.
This rule will apply to all children in care and educational facilities in the UK.
Children will need written confirmation from the parent or guardian, which is supported by the school, stating that:
The child has spent the previous 14 days at the school, care or education facility
There have been no positive test results in the school for the previous 14 days
The child has not stayed overnight anywhere else on the way to Jersey
The child has had no symptoms in the past 14 days
Jersey's government has been working closely with boarding schools in the UK to help children come home for the holiday. They will have to come from a Covid free school, that has used a bubble system either in the UK or overseas to qualify.
Children can opt to take a pre-departure PCR test 72 hours ahead of travel which would mean that they would only be required to complete a day five test if they remained in Jersey.
Information will be sent out to parents via their child's school.