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Travel: Quarantine

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 24307, tabled on 29 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to allow officials from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) waivers from covid-19 quarantine requirements when arriving in the UK from overseas; what criterion are being used for exemption from quarantine requirements for those attending UEFA events; and what assessment he has been made of the implications for public health in the UK of waiving quarantine requirements for UEFA events.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

14 July 2021

A limited number of accredited guests have been given an exemption from COVID-19 borders restrictions to attend the latter stages of the tournament. These individuals will only be permitted to leave quarantine for official events, including matches or UEFA meetings and will be subject to strict public health mitigations, developed with the input of Public Health England, in line with other international events such as the G7. This will include regular testing, use of designated accommodation and private transport and compliance with all other COVID-19 restrictions, including social distancing, face coverings and test, trace and isolation.

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