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Permission not to isolate for returning Jersey school aged child (aged 11 to 18)

​Guidance

Complete the form to apply for permission for a school aged child, aged 11 to 18, to have specific testing and isolation arrangements on arrival in Jersey.

In addition to reading this guidance, before completing this form you should read the Safer Travel Guidance.

Eligibility criteria

The following criteria must be met for approval:

  • the child must be aged between 11 and 18 at time of arrival in Jersey
  • the child must be normally domiciled in Jersey and is returning to their home in Jersey
  • the child must be enrolled in a formal residential education or care setting outside Jersey
  • the child is returning to Jersey for a substantive school holiday such as half-term or Christmas; applications for exeat weekends or irregular breaks will not be considered
  • accompanying adults are not eligible to apply and must follow the standard Safer Travel Policy requirements
  • the child must have spent the preceding 14 nights prior to arrival in Jersey in their school or establishment accommodation
  • there must have been no confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in the child's school or establishment in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Jersey. If a positive case is identified between application and planned arrival, the parent or guardian is required to notify the Public Health Department by emailing studentpermission@gov.je

Other considerations

  • if a child develops symptoms of COVID-19, tests positive for COVID-19 or is identified as being a direct contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case they must not travel to Jersey
  • if a child tests positive at any time during their stay in Jersey, they must isolate and may not be able to travel again as planned
  • if a child is identified as a direct contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case at any time during their stay in Jersey, they may be required to isolate and may not be able to travel again as planned

Completing the form

The form should be completed by the child's parent or guardian no later than 24 hours prior to the child's planned departure for Jersey.

A form should be completed for each child planning to return to Jersey.

Apply for permission for a child not to isolate (Word document)

The completed form along with supporting evidence should be attached, scanned or photographed and emailed to studentpermission@gov.je

You can expect a response within 24 hours of submission.

You must also complete a pre-travel form

On approval

If an application is approved, the arriving child will be required to undergo a PCR test on their day of arrival (day 0) and five days later (day 5).

They must isolate until they receive a negative first test result. This is usually within 12 hours of arrival.

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