Self-quarantine for 2 weeks

The UK government imposed a 2 weeks self-quarantine requirement for all travellers arriving in the UK. This self-isolation rule takes effect from 8 June 2020. This measure is put in place to prevent the import of the COVID-19 into the UK. You can read the guidance on how to self-isolate here.

You must complete the public health passenger locator form (online) 48 hours before you travel to the UK. You must provide your details on your arrival in England.

You may be refused permission to enter the UK if you are not a British citizen. If you do not provide your contact details or do not self-quarantine for 2 weeks when you arrive in the UK on or after 8 June 2020, you may be fined.

In England, if you do not self-isolate, you can be fined £1,000. If you do not provide an accurate contact detail declaration and/or do not update your contact detail form in the limited circumstances where you need to move to another place to self-isolate, you can be fined up to £3,200.

You should not travel if you have the Coronavirus symptoms:

  • high temperature
  • new, continuous cough
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Exceptions

This self-quarantine for 2 weeks rule does not apply to travellers arriving from the Common Travel Area, as follows:

  • the UK
  • the Republic of Ireland
  • the Channel Islands
  • the Isle of Man

However, if you have been outside the Common Travel Area within the last 14 days then you must self-isolate for the remainder of the 14 days period and fill in the public health passenger locator form (online).

Also, countries that considered not presenting an unacceptably high risk to British people travelling abroad. Click here for the list of exempt countries.

Things you can do for your business while self-quarantine

There are many things you can do for your business while self quarantine. You may still submit your the following documents to Companies House online. It is fast and simple.

If you do not fancy self quarantine and you are currently abroad, our accountants can help you to take care of your limited company filings with Companies House.

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