09/06/2020

Guidance on border measures and self-quarantining

As of yesterday (8th of June), the new UK quarantine rules for arrivals to the UK are in force. The details can be found here. 

The essentials of the quarantine rules are:

If you are a resident or visitor travelling to the UK on or after 8 June, you must:

  • provide your journey and contact details
  • not leave the place you’re staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK except in very limited situations (known as ‘self-isolating’)

There are specific exemptions to the requirements, the details of which are given in the attached documents, The Health Protection Regulations and Exemption Letter Guidance.

You should read the legislation and then the Exemption Letter Guidance. The second attachment (which contains links to complete information on gov.uk) and Annex B (a list of exemptions) will help you decide whether or not your workers/contractors should qualify for an exemption.

If you think exemptions apply, you will need to produce a letter (see Annex A of the second attachment or draft your own) for the employee/contractor to show on arrival in the UK.

Please note that numbers 6, 26, and 37 of Annex B’s exemptions may be of particular relevance.

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