COVID-19 Coronavirus Business Impact – How to deal with employees who need to quarantine following a trip abroad

August 05, 2020

Since 26 July and 31 July 2020, travellers returning to the UK from Spain (including the Canary and Balearic Islands) and Luxembourg respectively have been required to quarantine for 14 days. If cases of Covid-19 spike across Europe, the UK Government may well remove more countries from the travel corridors list (i.e. those countries which can be visited without the need to self-isolate on return to the UK). This has scope to cause significant disruption to both employers and employees, particularly for those employees who are abroad when the quarantine rules change. Below we address employers’ frequently asked questions in cases where employees are required to quarantine for 14 days following a trip abroad.

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