Quarantine hotels being considered

OPTIONS are being considered to reduce the risk of Covid transmission.

Covid press conference. Peter Ferbrache (29247780)
Covid press conference. Peter Ferbrache (29247780)

Quarantine hotels, which started in the UK yesterday, have been under review locally for some time for returning travellers.

Another option might be self-isolating a whole family or household if one person is self-isolating.

‘There also could be further border restrictions, and there are other issues, but they are all under consideration and review,’ said Deputy Peter Ferbrache, Civil Contingencies Authority chairman. ‘We haven’t forgotten about isolation hotels but, as I say, all matters are under review and other ideas will come along as they materialise.’

Making border restrictions even tighter could further reduce the risk of another wave of Covid-19 in the Bailiwick.

States chief executive Paul Whitfield said a number of accommodation providers have already been providing for individuals who must self-isolate.

Some individuals may not be able to in a family setting, or may live in multi-occupancy residences.

‘I have to say that these facilities have worked exceptionally hard with us to provide this service so my thanks go out to them.’

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