What do you need to know if you're planning to fly during the Covid-19 pandemic?
A mandatory 14 day quarantine will be introduced in the UK from the 8th of June 2020, according to various news sources such as the BBC, The Guardian and The Independent.A two-week quarantine period for anyone arriving in the UK will be enforced from 8 June, the government says.
The measures were being introduced to "keep the transmission rate down and prevent a devastating second wave,'' Home Secretary Priti Patel said on Friday.
Passengers arriving in the UK by plane, ferry or train - including UK nationals - will have to provide an address where they will remain for 14 days. There is a £100 penalty for anyone found to have not filled in this ''contact locator'' form.
Surprise visits will be used to check they are following the rules. Those in England could be fined up to £1,000 if they fail to self-isolate, while governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can also impose penalties....
According to which, unless you're a key worker, or coming from Ireland/Isle of Man/Channel Islands, you will need to self isolate at your address for 14 days. You should not be using public transport or taxis (to get to your address of isolation) if possible, and you should rely on your friends and other members of family for essentials, if possible.
I am wondering if this is an effective way of trying to prevent a second wave, and whether it will just be a temporary measure or not.
It would be great to hear everybody's opinion on this new 14 day quarantine law.
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