Islanders who display symptoms of coronavirus - or who test positive - must now self-isolate for 10 days.

It comes as the government's Health Secretary Matt Hancock warns of a “second wave starting to roll across Europe”.

In a joint statement, Mr Hancock and the UK's chief medical officers said there is a “low but real possibility of infectiousness” for up to 10 days.

What are the key symptoms?

  • New continuous cough
  • High temperature
  • Loss of taste or smell

Mr Hancock has also warned that a new spike in Covid-19 cases is “clearly” beginning to emerge in Europe.

He said action is needed to prevent it reaching the UK.

Speaking to Sky News, Mr Hancock said the 10-day isolation measure was part of that, along with other measures including quarantining people arriving from coronavirus hotspots.

Scientists at Cambridge University have said it is “very likely” that most regions in England are close to the point at which the virus begins to spread exponentially.

Mr Hancock also warned travellers that new countries could be added to the quarantine list in the coming days.

He said ministers are looking at ways to reduce the 14-day period, possibly by the use of multiple tests, amid pressure from the tourism industry.