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Island's self-isolation period reduced

From tomorrow - the self-isolation period on Island will be reduced.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle announced anyone who tests positive for the virus will now need to isolate for ten, instead of fourteen days.

An end to isolation will still be subject to a negative ‘exit’ test - this reduction also applies for other members in the household who will need to take part in surveillance testing.

Further, from tomorrow, anyone who is identified as being a high risk contact of someone who has tested positive for the virus (but  lives in a different household) now only needs to isolate for ten days, again subject to entry and exit tests.

These high risk contacts will also be able to leave the house for exercise once a day after they receive their first negative test result.

These changes come into force from one minute past midnight tonight into tomorrow morning and will apply retrospectively to those currently in isolation.

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