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Close contacts of COVID-19 positive cases

Telling close contacts if you test positive for COVID-19

If you receive a COVID-19 positive PCR test result, it is important to let your close contacts know as they are at increased risk of catching the virus.

A close contact is someone that you live with or someone you have spent prolonged time with over the previous 3 days (especially indoors).

You should try to let all of your close contacts know that they should take daily LFTs for 10 days.

You can also notify close contacts using the Jersey COVID Alert app using the 6 digit code sent by SMS.

If you attend a nursery, school or college, you or your parent or carer should let them know that you have tested positive.

Close contacts of positive cases

If you are a close contact of someone who has tested positive with COVID-19, you should take daily lateral flow tests for 10 days.

You are considered a close contact of a positive case if you live with them or if you have spent prolonged time with them over the previous 3 days (especially indoors).

As a close contact you do not need to isolate, as long you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Students and staff members in education and early years settings may continue attending nursery, school, or college if they are a close contact of a positive case, unless they are showing symptoms of COVID-19.

Guidance for education and childcare settings

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