As you may be aware, people entering England from key holiday destinations (if visited or made a transit stop) including Spain, France, and parts of Greece and Portugal now have to quarantine. Link to government list of countries on the travel corridor list – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#countries-territories-and-regions-on-the-travel-corridor-list
All arriving passengers will be required to complete a form to provide contact and travel information so they can be contacted if they, or someone they may have been in contact with develops the virus. Passengers may be contacted regularly throughout the 14-day period to ensure compliance.
The requirement is mandatory, and a breach of self-isolation would be punishable with a fixed penalty notice in England or potential prosecution and unlimited fine.
Consequently, it is possible this may have an impact on your employees who have pre-booked holidays or are considering booking a holiday overseas in October half term.
It is advisable to ask your employees if they have any holidays pre-booked and then you can assess if they will need to quarantine and what / if any impact this may have on your organisation.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Cook Lawyers Team.