Employment and Immigration Law Update - Updated rules on quarantine

25 June 2020

As we reported last month, the UK government is requiring all new arrivals to the UK to quarantine for 14 days, subject to a limited number of exceptions.

One of those exceptions was for arrivals from the Common Travel Area (Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel islands). The Government has now clarified that this only applies to the extent the individual can show they have been in the CTA for the last 14 days. If you have spent less than 14 days in the CTA you will still need to complete the balance of the quarantine period.

Meanwhile, at the time of producing this update, we are still waiting to hear whether the government has negotiated any “air bridges”. Spain has already announced it will welcome British tourists this summer without imposing any restrictions, but as things currently stand anyone who goes to Spain and then comes back to the UK will face a 14 day quarantine period here upon return.

This article is from the June 2020 issue of Employment and Immigration Law Update, our monthly newsletter for HR professionals. To download the latest issue, please visit the newsletter section of our website. For further information please contact a member of Birketts' Immigration Team.

The content of this article is for general information only. It is not, and should not be taken as, legal advice. If you require any further information in relation to this article please contact the author in the first instance. Law covered as at June 2020.