UK Covid-19 update

NATIONS STATUS DATE GUIDELINES RESOURCE
UNITED KINGDOM As of May 20, 2020 The UK Government has announced that from 8 June everyone arriving in the UK (except a short list of exemptions) via all modes of transport will be required to inform border force authorities where they will be staying and immediately self-isolate for 14 days.

  • While the new regime will be in place across the United Kingdom, enforcement measures and implementation date will be set individually by the Devolved Administrations.
  • These measures will be subject to review every three weeks to ensure they are in line with the latest scientific evidence and support the UK’s roadmap to recovery.
  • Contact locator form: All arriving passengers will be required to fill in a form to provide contact and travel information so they can be contacted if they, or someone they may have been in contact with develops the disease.
  • Enforcement: British citizens and foreign nationals who fail to comply with the mandatory self-isolation condition could face enforcement action, including a Fixed Penalty Notice of £1,000 in England or potential prosecution and an unlimited fine. The Devolved Administrations will set out their own enforcement approaches.
  • Those travelling to the UK from Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man will not need to complete the online contact and accommodation form or self-isolate for 14 days. A very small group will be exempt from providing a contact detail declaration, This includes diplomats, defence personnel and contractors and officials working on border security. There will be limited exemptions to the requirement to self-isolate and a full list will be published on gov.uk Please note France is not exempt
  • Anyone who has the virus, or has been in contact with someone who does, should not travel
Official UK Government advice https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
ENGLAND As of May 11, 2020
  • The official UK Government advice for England is for the public to “Stay Alert”, continue to stay at home as much as possible with strict social distancing guidelines in place.
  • Premises such as accommodation including hotels and bed and breakfasts are to remain closed as are hospitality businesses with the earliest date given of a possible reopening of July 4, 2020.
Official UK Government advice https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
SCOTLAND As of May 11, 2020
  • The advice in Scotland is to continue to “Stay home.” People are allowed to visit essential shops (supermarkets and pharmacies).
Official advice for Scotland https://www.gov.scot/
WALES As of May 11, 2020
  • The advice in Wales is to continue to “Stay home”
  • People are allowed to visit essential shops (supermarkets and pharmacies).
Official advice for Wales https://gov.wales/coronavirus
NORTHERN IRELAND As of May 11, 2020
  • The advice in Northern Ireland is to continue to “Stay home.” People are allowed to visit essential shops (supermarkets and pharmacies).
Official advice for Northern Ireland https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19

Visitors currently in the UK with individual health-related questions or concerns can access the latest information and guidance from Public Health England and the UK’s Department for Health and Social Care. Further advice for travellers is also available on the UK’s NHS website.