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Household isolation and exercise

If you choose to travel on or after 00.01 on Thursday 7 January, and return to the island at a later date, please be aware that your return is not guaranteed if the borders need to be further restricted. 

If you do travel and return, then you CANNOT isolate within the household, unless they too have travelled with you as a unit.

If you travel, on your return you will have to need to be tested on day 1 or 2 of arrival, and again on day 7 and 13.  Should these tests all return a negative result, you can leave self isolation.  If any return positive, then the 14 days will start again.   

If you do not wish to have a test, then you can choose to self isolate for 21 days.   

Please note, the tests must be paid by the traveller at the time of booking at a cost of £50 each.      

For information on the rules around self-isolation please see this guidance. 

For ease, this table details the new testing, isolation and exercise guidance based on date.

Departed and arrived AFTER 7 January

 

Isolation

Testing

Exercise

21 days self isolation OR 14 days with a 3 point test on day 1, 7 and 13

Must isolate away from household at own expense (unless travelled as a household)

 

3 point testing on day 1, 7, 13

Cost of £50 each (£150 total)

Negative tests must be received on day 1 and 7

Exercise then allowed for remaining isolation period

One hour a day

Face coverings MUST be worn

Departed BEFORE 7 January and arrived AFTER 7 January

Isolation

Testing

Exercise

21 days self isolation OR 14 days with a 3 point test on day 1, 7 and 13

Must isolate away from household at own expense (unless travelled as a household)

3 point testing on day 1, 7, 13

Cost of £50 IN TOTAL

Negative tests must be received on day 1 and 7

Exercise then allowed for remaining isolation period

One hour a day

Face coverings MUST be worn

Patient Transfers (including Private) arriving AFTER 7 January

 

Isolation

Testing

Exercise

21 days self isolation OR 14 days with a 3 point test on day 1, 7 and 13

Must isolate away from household unless travelled together 

The £250 pp/pw support has been extended to cover all patient transfers (i.e. patients who have attended a healthcare appointment in the UK, where the appointment and travel have been arranged and funded by the IOM DHSC).

 

3 point testing on day 1, 7, 13

No charge

 

Negative tests must be received on day 1 and 7

Exercise then allowed for remaining isolation period

One hour a day

Face coverings MUST be worn

Residents who HAVE NOT TRAVELLED

Isolation

Testing

Exercise

Does not apply

Does not apply

One period of exercise a day, with no time limit

Face coverings recommended

 

 

Frequently asked questions 

Can I exercise? 

Anyone arriving in the Island from 00.01 hours on Thursday 7 January 2021 CANNOT exercise.  If a negative test is returned on days 1 and 7, then one hour of exercise is allowed for the remaining 7 days. 

If you choose to self isolate for 21 days, you may exercise from day 15, for one hour a day, so long as you are not displaying any symptoms.   

Please note – if you are a resident and HAVE NOT travelled, you may exercise once a day, for an unlimited amount of time. 

I have an annex as part of my main house. Can I self–isolate in there without the rest of my household needing to isolate as well? Or can my household move into the annex and I isolate in the main house? 

Yes, either way is acceptable. An annex is a building or part of a building which has been constructed or adapted for use as a separate living accommodation. This is acceptable to self-isolate in as long as it meets the following requirements: 

  • It has a separate external door – it must be fully accessible from outside 
  • Facilities within that do not need to be shared i.e. kitchen, bathroom 
  • Any internal access must be able to be secured from within the annex 

This also applies to a mobile static or temporary home which must remain at a fixed location for the period of the self-isolation, so long as waste disposal and water provisions can be met by the person in isolation. 

I have a motorhome. Can I self-isolate in there away from my household?  

  • Yes, as long as it is fully self-contained as detailed above, and there is no requirement to share facilities. 
  • You must ensure that waste disposal and the provision of fuel is undertaken by someone in your household. 
  • The motorhome must remain in place for the duration of the period of self-isolation. 

If the motor home is parked on the property can I access the gardens and driveway?  

Yes as long you do not come into contact with anyone from your household at any time. 

Can the motorhome be parked on the street? 

If there is a driveway available then the motorhome should be parked there. If there is no driveway available then it must be parked in the street outside your home to ensure that waste disposal can be undertaken. All steps must be taken, when exiting the vehicle to exercise, to ensure that the area is clear of other passing pedestrians. 

I have an ensuite in my house. Can I self–isolate in my bedroom without the rest of my household needing to isolate as well? 

No. The alternative accommodation must be fully self-contained as described above. If this is not an option then hotel or self contained accommodation should be booked for the duration of isolation. There is no financial assistance available for this.  

Can I self-isolate in a tent /horsebox/converted garage/shed in the garden? 

No. The alternative accommodation must be fully self-contained as described above. 

I live in a flat. Can I take my rubbish out and collect my mail? 

No. Rubbish should be disposed of by someone in your building not in self isolation.   

I have a carer. Can they still visit me in a non-emergency? 

If you are in need of care in your home then your carer can still visit you, however they must wear full PPE at all times, maintaining social distancing and good hand hygiene for the duration of the visit. You must advise your carer in advance of the visit that you are in self isolation. The carer will need to perform their risk assessment if employed by an agency/government. 

Can I visit my GP or any other healthcare centre during the isolation period?  

No. You must not leave your house for the duration of the period of self-isolation, unless the period of exercise has been approved following two negative tests. If you require regular medication, you must make arrangements to ensure this can be dropped off to you. You can contact your GP for telephone advice if required. 

Can I go to hospital in an emergency?  

Yes, in the case of an emergency you must dial 999 and attend hospital if necessary. Please tell 999 you are self–isolating, if you can.