As a result of contact tracing around the recent diagnosed cases of Covid-19 within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, it has been identified that those attending the Festival of Dance, held at Beau Sejour, between the 19th and 22nd of January, may have been exposed to one or more positive cases.
Because of the large numbers of people who attended the festival, the Public Health team asks all who were at that meeting (including participating children and the adults who accompanied them) and members of their households to self-isolate immediately and follow the instructions here.
Unless you develop symptoms or are directly contacted by the contact tracing team, the self-isolation period will end fourteen days after the last day of attendance at the festival meaning for many, only a relatively short period of self-isolation is necessary.
The end of the isolation date depends on the last date you attended the event. For your ease of reference the following shows the last date attended / date self-isolation period ends
- 9th January 2021 / Monday 1st February 2021
- 20th January 2021 / Tuesday 2rd February 2021
- 21st January 2021 / Wednesday 3rd February 2021
- 22nd January 2021 / Thursday 4th February 2021
The self-isolation period finishes at 23:59 on the date stipulated.
You do not need to be tested unless you develop symptoms. If you develop symptoms please contact the helpline on, 01481 756938 or 01481 756969 who will book you a test.
You do not need to advise of interactions you may have had with other people before going into self-isolation, just begin isolation as soon as you can.
Dr Nicola Brink, Director of Public Health said: “We know this will affect a lot of people as there were large numbers who attended the festival, or live with someone who did. We have taken this decision because of a
specific case identified last night, and it is very much worthwhile as some of those who attended may just now be becoming particularly infectious and potential spreaders of the virus. So if you were at the festival at any point, please self-isolate as quickly as you can, and be alert to any symptoms developing for you or members of your household. By doing this, you’re really helping us keep the number of further cases down.
Don’t forget that right now we expect the whole community to stay at home and only go out for essential reasons and two hours of outdoor exercise or activity. This is critical at this point and we need everyone to take it very seriously if we are to make this lockdown as short and effective as possible.”
Some key workers are likely to among those now needing to self-isolate. They should contact their line managers.