Patients in Jersey requiring
treatment at Southampton hospital will need to isolate for seven days before they travel from Monday, the Government of Jersey has announced.
The hospital confirmed the isolation
period is to protect both the staff and other patients receiving care and minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19.
Anyone travelling to
Southampton Hospital from 15 June will be tested for coronavirus 72 hours before leaving.
For emergency admissions, Covid-19 tests will still be given but will not delay the transfer, the government said.
Those who require further Jersey hospital
visits during that week will be advised of the alternative
process and GPs will be required to use personal protective equipment, they added
On returning to Jersey, patients
will need to follow guidelines, which include testing at the airport or 14 days of self-isolation.
Patients with follow-up appointments in Southampton will need to repeat the process, although some may be offered by video to avoid unnecessary travel, the government confirmed.