IMPORTANT: Update on quarantine regulations for health and care workers
Update - 31 July 2020
Health and care workers must self-isolate on arrival/return to England from high-risk countries
As of 31 July 2020, Registered health and care professionals travelling to the England from high-risk countries will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, the government has confirmed. Please read full press release here.
The current list of countries exempt from self-isolation measures is available on GOV.UK. Those healthcare workers from countries on the exemption list that made a transit stop in a high-risk country may also be required to self-isolate.
Current advice from the Department of Health and Social Care (as of 31/7/20) states that: “Anyone coming from a country that is not on the approved list of travel corridors will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. We encourage employers to consider this as part of recruitment and not bank on being able to have staff in post in the first fortnight after they arrive, especially as countries can be added or removed at very short notice".
The UK Government has published information on How to self-isolate when you arrive to the UK.