The UK government is preparing a strategy to ease out the two-week self-isolation rule which they had recently introduced on all travellers coming into the country.
A number of people had cancelled their trips to the UK as a result of the regulation while others had to postpone. This had a huge negative impact on the UK travel industry and the economy of the country as several business activities had to be suspended because of the new travel rule.
The members of parliament have raised their concerns over the 14-day quarantine regulation which will see travellers arriving into the country by plane, ferry or train-including the citizens of the UK self-isolating.
The new quarantine regulation will be effective from the 8th of June however, certain professions are exempt, including lorry drivers, police officers, seasonal farmworkers, as well as healthcare workers.
All the people who will be travelling into the country will have to provide an address of where they will self-isolate otherwise the UK government will arrange their accommodation. Those in breach the regulation in England will pay a fine of £1,000.
The UK officials proposed that the rule could be eased out on 20 July, concurring with the school holidays. However, the decision will have to be based on scientific advice at that time.
Another representative of the government once said: “These cross-government public health measures are designed to keep the transmission rate down, stop new cases being brought in from abroad and help prevent a devastating second wave of coronavirus. All of our decisions have been based on the latest scientific evidence.
“The list of exemptions has been agreed by all government departments in consultation with their stakeholders which will ensure critical supplies and services can continue and will be kept under review.