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Travel: Quarantine

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 160828, tabled on 1 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) minors travelling alone and (b) boarders returning to school are exempt from the covid-19 quarantine rules; and if he will ensure that relevant guidance is updated to take account of those circumstances.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

28 April 2021

Boarding school students must quarantine within accommodation provided for or arranged by their boarding school. Full guidance for students from ‘red list’ countries is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/quarantine-arrangements-for-boarding-school-students-from-red-list-countries

Other individuals, including children, who have not travelled from or through a red list country in the previous 10 days must quarantine in accordance with the guidance on how to quarantine on arrive in England. Children arriving in England from a red list country should not be travelling alone. If it is not possible to travel with the child, the parent or guardian is expected to join their child in managed quarantine on arrival.

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