Health and care workers to self-isolate on return from high-risk countries


Health and care workers returning to England from high-risk countries will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, the government has confirmed.

The move as of today is designed to bring workers in line with the general public and protect services from the spread of coronavirus.

An exemption put in place at the beginning of June meaning health and care professionals did not have to self-isolate when returning to England from overseas in order that they could provide essential healthcare has now been removed amidst signs of a second wave in Europe.

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The current list of countries exempt from self-isolation measures is available on GOV.UK.

Health and social care workers returning from countries with a travel corridor to the UK are not required to self-isolate.

The UK government said the amendment to the regulations would ensure consistency with wider self-isolation measures and continue to protect public health.

Any changes to the regulations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be decided by the devolved authorities.

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