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England Red, And International Jabs Recognised 

All of England is now red on Jersey's Safe Travel List.

Adults coming here who are not fully vaccinated now have to isolate until getting a negative Day 10 test.

Over 18s who have had both jabs at least a fortnight before arriving only have to isolate until getting a negative border test.  They will be retested on Day 8.

Tenerife is also now red, but Brittany in France has moved to the green list.

Also from today (29 June), fully vaccinated people from anywhere in the world who come to Jersey from a green or amber zone now no longer have to isolate.  

Previously that was only passengers who had their jabs in the Common Travel Area.

"From 00:01 on Tuesday 29 June, fully vaccinated passengers arriving in Jersey, who have received a complete course of an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine anywhere in the world at least 2 weeks before arriving, will be able to enter Jersey:

· with a Green Light status if they have a Green or Amber travel history. This means a day 0 test on arrival and no isolation requirement.

· as a Green arrival if they have a Red travel history. This means a day 0 test on arrival with isolation until a first negative test result, and further testing on day 5 and 10."

Medical experts on STAC met on Monday to discuss whether to change the policy for children identified as direct contacts of positive Covid-19 cases.

They currently have to quarantine for 10 days.

Ministers have said they were looking 'urgently' at the issue amid mounting concerns about the welfare of young people being confined to their bedrooms.

An announcement is expected this week.

More than 360 children are in isolation as a result of Jersey's 172 active Covid-19 cases.

It comes as the UK government is considering replacing quarantine with testing to minimise disruption to learning.

Last week, more than 200,000 young people in England missed lessons, due to an infection in their group  - but only 9,000 tested positive.

The quarantine rules for fully-vaccinated islanders changed last week so that those contact-traced to a community case only need to isolate until a first negative PCR test.

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