Press release: Robust border regime comes into force

From today (Monday 15 February), if you have been in a high risk destination on the UKs red list comprised of 33 hotspots with COVID variants in circulation you will have to enter England through a designated port and have pre-booked a quarantine package to stay at one of the governments managed quarantine facilities.Those arriving from today onwards that have not visited a red list country must still quarantine for 10 days at home and complete 2 mandatory COVID-19 tests on the second and eighth day after arriving.The government has tough measures already in place requiring all travellers into the UK, from any location, to provide proof of…

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Press release: New legal duty to self-isolate comes into force today

Legal duty to self-isolate comes into force today (Monday 28 September), to ensure compliance and reduce spread of COVID-19 Support is now available for people on low incomes who are unable to work while self-isolating through the 500 Test and Trace Support Payment Fines for those breaking the rules now in place starting at 1,000 and increasing up to 10,000 for repeat offendersThose on lower incomes who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result will also be eligible for a new 500 Test and Trace Support Payment.Local authorities will be working quickly to set up Test and Trace Support Payment schemes and we expect…

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Press release: New legal duty to self-isolate comes into force today

Support is now available for people on low incomes who are unable to work while self-isolating through the 500 Test and Trace Support Payment Fines for those breaking the rules now in place starting at 1,000 and increasing up to 10,000 for repeat offendersFrom today (Monday 28 September) people across England will be required by law to self-isolate if they test positive or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.Those on lower incomes who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result will also be eligible for a new 500 Test and Trace Support Payment.Local Authorities will be working quickly to set up Test and…

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Press release: New legal duty to self-isolate comes into force today

Legal duty to self-isolate comes into force today (Monday 28 September), to ensure compliance and reduce spread of COVID-19 Support is now available for people on low incomes who are unable to work while self-isolating through the 500 Test and Trace Support Payment Fines for those breaking the rules now in place starting at 1,000 and increasing up to 10,000 for repeat offendersThose on lower incomes who cannot work from home and have lost income as a result will also be eligible for a new 500 Test and Trace Support Payment.Local authorities will be working quickly to set up Test and Trace Support Payment schemes and we expect…

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