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Definition of recovered from Covid-19 (FOI)

Definition of recovered from Covid-19 (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 02 November 2020.
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I would like to enquire the following information:

What is Jerseys definition of recovered in relation to the coronavirus? Eg negative test? Isolate for 14days?


A case is considered active if someone has tested positive for Covid-19 through a PCR test and is still showing symptoms. Individuals must be free of symptoms for at least 48 hours to be considered ‘recovered’, as long as this is at least seven days since symptoms began.

Anyone without symptoms who receives a positive PCR test result will be considered an active case until 14 days after their positive result.

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