Travel: Quarantine

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th April 2021.

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Photo of Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the First Minister of Northern Ireland on the potential exemption of maritime key workers from covid-19 quarantine restrictions, in line with previous exemptions granted.

Photo of Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the First Minister of Wales on the potential exemption of maritime key workers from covid-19 quarantine restrictions, in line with previous exemptions granted.

Photo of Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the First Minister of Scotland on the potential exemption of maritime key workers from covid-19 quarantine restrictions, in line with previous exemptions granted.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government continues to work closely with devolved administrations to implement border measures and has discussed the seamen, masters, inspectors and surveyors of ships exemption. We have introduced an exemption from managed quarantine for seamen, masters, inspectors and surveyors of ships to ensure that vital services through freight routes and supply chains can continue, as well as providing for crew welfare.

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