It is a requirement for travellers arriving into the UK from all countries to self-isolate, or quarantine, for a period of 10 days upon arrival in the UK. There is detailed information on what this means on the UK government website.
Please be sure to read the UK government guidelines on self-isolation in full so you understand what the requirements are and if they apply to you so you can be prepared.
As you will see the rules are very strict and you are only permitted to leave your accommodation in very specific circumstances.
We will be able to support you through any period of quarantine if needed. You can book a place in quarantine accommodation but please note – our teams need 72 hours notice to make quarantine arrangements so make sure you book well in advance.
The UK government has also announced that from 04:00 GMT on 18 January all arrivals to the UK will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result up to three days prior to departure. UK Border Force will conduct checks on arrival and if you do not provide a negative test result you will be fined.
You will still need to quarantine for 10 days on arrival as well as provide a negative test even if you are arriving from a country previously on the UK Travel Corridor list.
Under the Test to Release scheme, you can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test provided by a supplier approved by the UK government. You cannot take a test until you have been in England for a full five days. If the result is negative, you will be able to stop self-isolating. There is more information on this on the UK government’s website which is also where the list of approved providers will be available.
Details of what quarantine will involve and how to prepare yourself are available in our quarantine information pack (pdf). In the meantime, if you are concerned or have any questions you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.