Travel: Quarantine

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th July 2021.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to allow officials from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) waivers from covid-19 quarantine requirements when arriving in the UK from overseas; what criterion are being used for exemption from quarantine requirements for those attending UEFA events; and what assessment he has been made of the implications for public health in the UK of waiving quarantine requirements for UEFA events.

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

A limited number of accredited guests have been given an exemption from COVID-19 borders restrictions to attend the latter stages of the tournament. These individuals will only be permitted to leave quarantine for official events, including matches or UEFA meetings and will be subject to strict public health mitigations, developed with the input of Public Health England, in line with other international events such as the G7. This will include regular testing, use of designated accommodation and private transport and compliance with all other COVID-19 restrictions, including social distancing, face coverings and test, trace and isolation.

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