Government announces 14-day quarantine arrangements including exemptions for healthcare workers

Covid-19

The government has today (22 May) announced how the UK's 14-day travel quarantine will work.

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, those arriving in the UK from 8 June will be asked to fill in a form before travel which will include contact information, travel plans and an address where they must self-isolate for 14 days. This will apply to arrivals from all countries with the exception of the common travel area (the Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man). The Home Secretary confirmed there will be no exemption for arrivals from France, contrary to previous reports.

If the traveller does not have somewhere appropriate to stay, accommodation will be arranged by the government.

There will, however, be exemptions for registered health and care staff. The government will be publishing the full detail of the regulations shortly and the most up to date information available will be shared in our workforce supply Q&A section.

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