Due to the current UK Covid-19 restrictions people should stay at home and where possible work from home.  You can only travel, including internationally if you have a legally permitted reason to do so.

From 18 January anyone travelling to England or from 15 January to Scotland (including UK nationals returning home from abroad) must provide a negative Covid-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure.

Guidance for England: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england

Guidance for Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

Guidance for Wales: https://gov.wales/covid-19-alert-levels

Guidance for Northern Ireland: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations-guidance-what-restrictions-mean-you

Jobs eligible for travel exemptions

Some people may not have to take a COVID-19 test or self-isolate on arrival in the UK, because of the jobs they do. The guidance lists the jobs that qualify for an exemption and sets out:

  • which exemptions apply
  • any conditions they will need to meet or evidence they will need to show

Please note that advertising productions is no longer exempt.  A full list of jobs that qualify for an exemption can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules

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