To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether service personnel returning from overseas postings will (a) have to quarantine for 14 days or (b) be subject to test and release.
28 January 2021
All Service personnel arriving in the UK from a non-exempt country are required to self-isolate for a 10 day period. In addition, the MOD will by default comply with the requirement for pre-departure COVID-19 testing.
Although exemptions may be available under exceptional circumstances, the Test to Release scheme, where it is in operation, is the primary option for managing the delivery of Defence tasks against a self-isolation requirement. The scheme is available to personnel and can be accessed via gov.uk.