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.

Companies House interim paperless filing service

Companies House has created an interim paperless filing service for limited companies and limited liability partnerships to file their documents online during this coronavirus outbreak.

The interim paperless filing service allows you to download the Companies House form, type the information directly on to the form and saved it. Then you upload the form to Companies House website.

The interim paperless filing service is for accepting Companies House forms that do not already have an online option.

For Limited companies

Companies House FormPurpose of the form
RP02AApply for a rectification by the registrar of companies. Use this form to tell us about a correction on the register where inaccurate information was delivered on or after 1 October 2009.
RP02BApply for rectification of a change of registered address. Use this form to correct a change of registered office or UK establishment address that was delivered on or after 1 October 2009.
RP03Object to a request to rectify the register. Use this form to tell us that you object to an application to correct the register.
RP06Apply to remove material about a director. Use this form to apply to remove the notice of a director’s appointment, if that director did not give permission to act.
RP07Apply to change a company’s disputed registered office address. Use this form to apply to change a company’s registered office address if there is a dispute over the address.

You must include evidence to support your application. Your evidence can be copies of original documents. For this online service you must upload evidence in a single PDF that includes the form and the evidence that is required. Applications submitted without evidence will be rejected.

The evidence we need for a person or company where the address is being used without permission, we can accept:

a) documents showing the applicant’s rights in the address, such as leasehold or freehold.

b) a written agreement allowing the applicant to use the address
a utility bill sent to the applicant at the address and dated within the last 6 months.

The evidence we need for a service provider who had a contract with the company which is now terminated, we can accept:

a) written evidence of the start and end of the contract. This might be the company’s request for service, an invoice that shows proof of payment or other evidence of the company’s involvement.

b) a copy of the signed contract and the termination letter
RPCH01Correct a director’s date of birth which was incorrectly stated on incorporation. Use this form to correct a director’s date of birth which was stated incorrectly on the incorporation document.

You must also submit a form RP02A before sending this form to change the register.
Source: Companies House

For Limited liability partnerships (LLP)

Companies House FormPurpose of the form
LL RP02AApply for a rectification by the registrar of companies. Use this form to tell us about a correction on the register where inaccurate information was delivered on or after 1 October 2009.
LL RP02BApply for rectification of a change of registered address. Use this form to correct a change of registered office or UK establishment address that was delivered on or after 1 October 2009.
LL RP03Object to a request to rectify the register. Use this form to tell us that you object to an application to correct the register.
LL RP07Apply to change a company’s disputed registered office address. Use this form to apply to change a company’s registered office address if there is a dispute over the address.

You must include evidence to support your application. Your evidence can be copies of original documents. For this online service you must upload evidence in a single PDF that includes the form and the evidence that is required. Applications submitted without evidence will be rejected.

The evidence we need for a person or company where the address is being used without permission, we can accept:

a) documents showing the applicant’s rights in the address, such as leasehold or freehold.

b) a written agreement allowing the applicant to use the address
a utility bill sent to the applicant at the address and dated within the last 6 months.

The evidence we need for a service provider who had a contract with the company which is now terminated, we can accept:

a) written evidence of the start and end of the contract. This might be the company’s request for service, an invoice that shows proof of payment or other evidence of the company’s involvement.

b) a copy of the signed contract and the termination letter
LL RPCH01Correct a director’s date of birth which was incorrectly stated on incorporation. Use this form to correct a director’s date of birth which was stated incorrectly on the incorporation document.

You must also submit a form LL RP02A before sending this form to change the register.
Source: Companies House

Company accounts submission

You may use the existing webfiling service to submit your company accounts quickly. Do not use this interim paperless filing service for this purpose.

Companies House allows companies to extend their account filing deadline for an additional 3 months during this coronavirus outbreak. For this, you must apply for the extension online. Do not email Companies House to ask for an extension.

If you do not apply for an extension and your accounts are filed late. You would receive a late filing penalty.

Similarly, you can also use the existing webfiling service to submit your confirmation statement and to register changes to your company i.e. appoint new director etc.

You can also use the existing webfiling service to close your company if you are no longer want to keep it.

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