Guernsey to consider roll-out of payroll co-funding support for self-isolating islanders

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The Chief Minister Peter Ferbrache is meeting with the Treasury on Tuesday Credit: ITV Channel TV

People in Guernsey could be offered financial support if they are forced to self-isolate for two weeks through contact tracing. The Chief Minister Peter Ferbrache is meeting with the Treasury on Tuesday to consider extending the Payroll Co-Funding Scheme to those not yet double jabbed.

Currently, islanders who have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks can avoid having to self-isolate if they come into contact with someone with Covid-19.

They must still undergo a regime of testing, but those who are not yet fully vaccinated must self isolate for 2 weeks as well as getting regular tests.

As of Monday 12 July, 42 islanders were in self-isolation after coming into contact with a positive Covid-19 case.