UK Quarantine - What are the facts?

June 09, 2020

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated the travel advice pages for all countries to reflect the new quarantine measures that came into force on Monday 8th June for people entering the UK.
On returning to the UK it is neccesary to inform the relevant authorities of the address and to stay at that address in self isloation for a period of 14 days.

Full informastion on all the regulations can be found by clicking though on the highlighted links.

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK. You:

need to provide your journey and contact details up to 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in the UK

are not allowed to leave the place you’re staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK except in very limited situations (known as ‘self-isolating’)

See also the list of people who are exempt from the border rules.
The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) also provides advice on how to stay safe as you travel by air.
The FCO Travel Advice pages can be accessed here:

Failure to inform the authorities of your address or giving a false address is subject to a fine of £100.

It has been stated that spot checks will be made to ensure people follow the regulations and failure to do so could result in a fine of £1000.

It should be noted that other destinations have imposed quarantine restrictions.  For example The Bailiwick of Guernsey has a 14 day period of quarantine for all arrivals (including from the UK).  This is subject to daily checks byu the authorities and fines of up to £10,000 can be imposed (during the first week of June a fi9ne of £6,000 was meeted out to a transgressor).

Guernsey are keen to point out that they have been the first country in the world to have been declared Covid-19 free, having had no cases since the end of April with the last known case being declared recovered at the end of May.