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Health and social care providers COVID guidance (Safe Places)

‚ÄčAbout Safe Places

Safe Places are the collective group of locations at increased risk of negative COVID impact that include:

  • hospitals
  • care homes including hospice
  • domiciliary care workers including FNHC
  • prisons
  • GP practices
  • dental practices
  • emergency services


These are the standard recommended testing programme for Safe Places.


  • regular staff screening with PCR or DiaSorin
  • twice weekly LFT at home before work
  • 7 daily LFT tests if identified as contact of a positive case


  • twice weekly LFT
  • PCR test for new admissions to all enclosed communities


  • LFT at home before a visit
  • anyone who develops symptoms should have a PCR or DiaSorin test

Positive COVID-19 result advice

COVID-19 infection is confirmed by a PCR or DiaSorin test.

If you have a positive COVID-19 test, you should stay at home as much as possible, to stop the virus spreading.

Due to the increased level of risk in Safe Places, it is important that staff and residents follow the enhanced guidance for when you can safely leave isolation after a positive test.

If you work in a Safe Place, following a positive test you should:

  • stay at home for a minimum of 5 days from the positive test
  • not return to work until you have: 
    1. completed the minimum 5 days
    2. are symptom free for 48 hours
    3. have had 2 consecutive negative LFT results 24 hours apart

Residents should follow the same advice and not return to their normal routine with others until they have completed the minimum 5 days, are symptom free for 48 hours and then had 2 consecutive negative LFT results 24 hours apart.

Check with your employer for further information.

Book a PCR test if you have symptoms

Support whilst isolating

If you have a positive test and don't have access to help and support through family or friends, you can call the coronavirus helpline who will be able to support you through the Connect Me service.

If you are unable to work because you are unwell and isolating after a positive test, you may be able to claim Short Term Incapacity Benefit

PPE guidance

Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health and care and other essential workers, both working for the Government of Jersey and within the local community.

The guidance is based on information provided to the NHS, published by Public Health England. It has been developed by the infection control team and the senior clinical lead within Health and Community Services and approved by the Consultant in Communicable Disease Control (CCDC)

Recommended PPE for healthcare settings

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