News & Events / Home Secretary announces new public health measures for all UK arrivals
The Home Secretary has announced border measures that are going to be applied to all international arrivals to the UK from 8th June. The aim of the measures is to the manage the risk of transmission being reintroduced from abroad and to avoid a second wave of infection.
All arriving passengers will be required to:
Complete an online contact locator form to provide contact and travel information. Once available, this form will be located here
Self-isolate for 14 days (apart from those on a short list of exemptions).
Will be encouraged to download the NHS Covid-19 app at the border and use it for the duration of their stay in the UK.
Exemptions from the 14 days self-isolation requirement can be found here and include:
Road haulage and freight workers, to ensure the supply of goods is not impacted
Medical professionals who are travelling to help with the fight against coronavirus
Anyone moving from within the Common Travel Area, covering Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Seasonal Agricultural Workers who will self-isolate on the property where they are working
In England, anyone failing to comply with the mandatory conditions may face enforcement action:
Failure to complete the form – £100 fixed penalty notice.
Breach of self-isolation – £1,000 fixed penalty or potential prosecution and unlimited fine. (the level of fine could increase if the risk of infection from abroad increases).
Note: The new regime will be in place across the United Kingdom, although enforcement measures will be set individually by the Devolved Administrations.
The new measures will be subject to review every three weeks.