Holiday and leave during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Returning to the UK

People returning or travelling to the UK must follow the government's travel rules. The rules are different depending on whether you're entering the UK in England, Scotland or Wales.

This could include returning from abroad after:

  • a holiday
  • other personal travel, for example a family emergency
  • business travel

What they must do depends on their vaccination status.

Check the latest government guidance before and after travelling:

Employees and workers who need to self-isolate or quarantine should not leave their home to go to work.

If the person can work from home, their job may not be affected by having to self-isolate. Find out more about when you should stay at home.

Travel because of family emergencies

Employers should be respectful and fair towards employees and workers who need to travel because of a family emergency or the death of a family member outside the UK.

If the employee or worker cannot work from home when they return, the employer could consider other options for some or all of the time if they're in self-isolation. This could be:

  • unpaid leave
  • special paid leave

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