11 April 2022
Islanders who have recovered from COVID-19 following a positive PCR test are now able to request a digital COVID-19 Recovery Status Certificate. The certificate may be used for travel purposes and evidences a recent recovery from the virus.
The certificate has been formatted in line with the UK and the EU-DCC specifications, and contains a QR code which can be scanned to show details of when the person tested PCR positive and an expiry date for the certificate.
The certificate is valid from day 11 after testing positive for COVID-19 by PCR test. The certificate will expire 180 days after the date of the positive PCR test and cannot be extended.
The Recovery Certificate replaces the Recovery Letter which was previously issued upon request to the Coronavirus Helpline. Islanders who have recently been issued a Recovery Letter can continue to use this for social security purposes, and do not need to request a Recovery Certificate instead.
Different countries have their own COVID-19 entry requirements, and some may request additional documentation at the border, such as evidence of a fully vaccinated status, or evidence that a negative COVID-19 test result has been received.
Before travelling, Islanders should:
- check the entry requirements of their destination country on the GOV.UK foreign travel advice pages
- get up to date information from the website of their destination country
- if applicable, confirm with their destination country that they will accept a Jersey COVID Recovery Certificate before requesting one.
After recovering from COVID-19, people are considered to have some natural immunity to the virus. However, there is the risk of re-infection, and Islanders should continue to follow local and national public health guidance to protect themselves and others.
Eligible Islanders continue to be strongly encouraged to stay up to date with their vaccination schedule as this remains the best protection against COVID-19. Islanders aged 18 and over can get vaccinated against COVID-19, four weeks after a positive PCR test result. For more information on interval times between doses or after testing positive, visit gov.je/vaccine