Doctors: Migrant Workers

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th June 2020.

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Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Labour, Brent North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether medical doctors arriving from abroad to work in the UK may avoid having to quarantine for 14 days by submitting to a test for covid-19 antigens.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 15 June 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) Regulations 2020 include an exemption for registered healthcare professionals from the requirement to quarantine, if they are required to return to, or start work within 14 days of arrival in the United Kingdom.

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