Carers travelling into the UK: What you need to know

Travellers to the UK will be required to quarantine for 14-days upon arrival. The following guide will explain how this might apply to you when travelling.

I’m due to start a placement in England, Wales or Northern Ireland within 14 days of arriving in the UK

As a registered care worker, you’ll be exempt from quarantine regulations if you’re due to start a placement within 14 days of arriving in the UK.

You’ll need to present documentation proving your work commitments in the UK. So you have this, we’ll provide you with confirmation of your placement, which you should print and have to hand while travelling. 

We strongly advise that you arrive in the UK no later than seven days before your placement starts. This will provide additional reassurance to your client that you’re ready to work. You should isolate as much as possible during this period.

It’s important you inform us of any travel plans before starting a new placement.

I’m due to start a placement in England, Wales or Northern Ireland after 14 days of arriving in the UK

You will not be exempt from quarantine regulations in this situation. It is your responsibility to follow all relevant regulations issued by the Government.

If you arrive too early, you’ll have to complete the 14-day quarantine before starting a new placement. So it really makes sense to travel at the right moment. 

I’m starting a placement in Scotland

There are currently no quarantine exemptions for registered care workers who travel to Scotland. You’ll be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you arrive at least 14 days before starting a new placement in Scotland.