More countries added to Government list where Brits will have to quarantine
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More countries added to Government list where Brits will have to quarantine

Travellers arriving in Britain from Belgium, Andorra and The Bahamas will be told quarantine from this weekend. Rising Covid-19 infection levels in the three countries mean they have been removed from the Government’s travel corridors which have allowed arrivals to be exempt from self-isolating. The measures are to come into force in England from Saturday […]

Can you get Universal Credit while in holiday quarantine? These are your rights
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Can you get Universal Credit while in holiday quarantine? These are your rights

Holidaymakers forced into a 14-day quarantine after coming back from Spain may find themselves needing financial assistance. Local government minister Simon Clarke has urged employers to take a “sensible and compassionate” approach to staff who may have to self-isolate after travelling abroad. It comes after it was announced that travellers from Spain will be required […]

Balearic and Canary Islands stay on quarantine list despite claims by minister
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Balearic and Canary Islands stay on quarantine list despite claims by minister

The Balearic and Canary Islands will remain on the UK’s “red list” despite claims from Spain’s tourism minister yesterday that quarantine was set to be axed. Government minister Reyes Maroto said that that the measures could be dropped after the UK government received new epidemiological data from Spanish officials. But a UK government source said […]

Tony Blair think-tank calls for more transparency over UK quarantine policy
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Tony Blair think-tank calls for more transparency over UK quarantine policy

Extra transparency and testing is required to limit the harmful impacts of the Government’s quarantine policy for international arrivals, according to Tony Blair’s think tank. An investigation completed by the former prime minister’s institute called for the publication of criteria used for deciding whether travellers from certain countries are exempt from the 14-day self-isolation requirement. […]

Wetherspoon pub closed as 24 staff forced into quarantine following Covid case
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Wetherspoon pub closed as 24 staff forced into quarantine following Covid case

A Wetherspoon pub has closed after two dozen staff were forced into quarantine when a colleague tested positive for coronavirus. The William Rufus, in Botchergate, Carlisle, closed its doors voluntarily after one member of staff carried out a home test that came back positive. Another 24 staff at the pub are now self-isolating after two […]