United Kingdom arrivals could face fines for breaking quarantine

United Kingdom arrivals could face fines for breaking quarantine

United Kingdom arrivals could face fines for breaking quarantine

The UK government have announced that, from June 8, people entering the UK will be subject to a 14-day self-isolation period.

Any passengers arriving in the UK by plane, ferry or train would be asked to provide an address to UK Border Force officials about they would self-isolate, and could be fined up to £1,000 if they're found to be breaking the quarantine, BBC say.

She said those who breached the quarantine in England could be fined 1,000 pounds (A$1,863), and that spot checks would be carried out by health and border officials.

"Arrivals will be required to travel directly from their port or airport of arrival, preferably by vehicle, to an address where they must then self-isolate for a fortnight".

There will be certain exemptions - trucks drivers and medical professionals will not have to self-quarantine on arrival into the United Kingdom, and nor will those arriving from the Common Travel Area (Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands).

Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, said the plans would be reviewed every three weeks.

At the daily briefing, government chief scientific advisor Sir Patrick Vallance said children were at "low risk, not zero risk" from coronavirus and that reopening schools would push up infection rates.

The measure will force passengers to fill in a form providing their contact and travel information so they can be traced if infections arise. They may also leave it in "an emergency", a spokeswoman added.

Officials have said until such time as the Foreign Office lifts the advice against all but essential travel, holidaymakers should take that advice into account and bear in mind implications for their trip and any conditions on their holiday insurance.

New arrivals will be encourage to download the app once it is rolled out nationally, the Home Office said.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for asymptomatic frontline workers, such as surveillance workers deployed in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in COVID-19-related activities, in its revised guideline for the use of prophylaxis released on Friday evening.

The requirement will also not apply to those travelling from the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

No, only a "very limited" group of people are exempt including freight drivers, seasonal vegetable and fruit pickers, medical specialists and others listed by the Home Office.

"Our data revealed that a third of British holiday makers have existing trips booked overseas in 2020, so now is the time to look at their operators' cancellation and date change policies".

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