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Self-isolation of emergency services personnel (FOI)

Self-isolation of emergency services personnel (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 02 August 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How many people from the police, ambulance service, and fire brigade have had to self-isolate?  I would like their job title and length of time in isolation.


Records of the number who have spent one or more days in insolation between 12 March 2020 and 23 July 2021 are shown below:

States of Jersey Police:

​Job title 

​Number of staff / officers

​Days in isolation

​Civilian staff (Combined Control Room) ​6​27
​Civilian staff (Criminal Justice Department) ​9​95
​Civilian staff (Other) ​26​186
​Constables ​83​421
​Sergeants ​15​64
​Inspectors and above​6​41
​Total ​145 ​834


States of Jersey Fire and Rescue Service

​Job Title

​ Number of Staff / Officers

​ Days in isolation

​Firefighter ​21​202
​Crew Commander and above​10103​
​Civilian staff (Other) ​<527​
​Total  ​<36​332


States of Jersey Ambulance Service

​Job Title

​Number of Staff

​Days in isolation

​Ambulance Care Assistant ​<5​59
​Ambulance Intermediary Care Assistant​<552​
​Ambulance Technician ​16​252
​Combined Control Centre Officer​11​190
​Leading Paramedic and Above ​7​95
​Paramedic ​22​209


The totals shown do not include where the number is fewer than five. Due to the small numbers involved, any further breakdown of specific job titles within the civilian workforce, or within senior management, could identify the individuals involved. The disclosure of such personal data is therefore exempt, and Article 25(2) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 is engaged. For the same reason, the number of days spent in isolation by individual job title has been withheld.

In many cases, officers and staff in isolation have continued to work from home.

Article applied

Article 25 – Personal Information

Information is absolutely exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018; and

(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.

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