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Immigration Controls: Quarantine

Question for Home Office

UIN HL4715, tabled on 19 May 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to ensure that people quarantine for two weeks following arrival into the UK.

Answered on

2 June 2020

Given the high levels of compliance we have seen to date, we expect that the majority of people will do the right thing and abide by these measures. But we will take enforcement action against the minority of people who endanger the safety of others.

The police will continue to use their powers proportionately and will engage, explain and encourage, and only as a last resort, enforce.

British citizens and foreign nationals who fail to comply with the mandatory conditions could face enforcement action. A breach of self-isolation would be punishable with a £1,000 fixed penalty notice in England or potential prosecution and unlimited fine.

Immigration action will also be considered as a last resort for foreign nationals.

Enforcement measures will be set individually by the Devolved Administrations.

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