14-Day Self-Isolation Rule Passed As Mandatory For UK Arrivals, Says Home Secretary

Home secretary Priti Patel has laid out the rules for incoming arrivals into the UK and verified that the travellers are expected to practice self-isolation as a mandatory precaution to avoid a second wave of infection.

14-Day Self-Isolation Rule Passed As Mandatory For UK Arrivals, Says Home Secretary
Home Secretary Priti Patel / Photo Credit: The BBC

Home secretary Priti Patel has laid out the rules for incoming arrivals into the UK and verified that the travellers are expected to practice self-isolation as a mandatory precaution to avoid a second wave of infection.

Yesterday, Home Secretary Priti Patel announced the new measure for incoming arrivals into the UK, and highlighted that the measures will be enforced from June 8, in order to give the travellers a 14-day period to self-isolate.

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Miss Patel detailed that the reason for this is to avoid any kind of resurgence in coronavirus cases considering the current status within the UK with regards to the number of cases is at an ‘acceptable’ rate.

With the nation preparing to go into level 3 of lockdown measures government officials are taking extra precaution when implementing new lockdown measures onto the public. In addition to self-isolation as a rule, these travelling parties are expected to inform the government on where they choose to self-isolate during the 14-day period.

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If the arrivals fail to isolate themselves within that 14-day period, they will be expected to pay a £1000 fine, as a breach of the isolation agreement. However, individuals arriving from the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, medical professionals and agricultural workers are exempt from this.

“We will not allow a small minority, a reckless minority to endanger us all so there will be penalties for those who break these mandatory measures, border force will be on the front line of implementing the changes with spot-checks as people arrive in the UK” said the Home Secretary.

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