Coronavirus (COVID-19)—DHSC publishes guidance on self-isolation checks

Coronavirus (COVID-19)—DHSC publishes guidance on self-isolation checks

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published guidance on self-isolation compliance checks following international travel to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the DHSC, if you are required to self-isolate, you may receive a visit by someone on behalf of the government to ensure you are complying with your legal duty upon returning to England after international travel. These individuals have a legal duty to self-isolate for ten days. The guidance contains further information regarding what is to be expected from a self-isolation compliance check as well as what the NHS Test and Trace staff will not do, for example, will only ask questions relating to your duty to self-isolate.

The guidance also makes it clear that NHS Test and Trace Staff will not ask for any financial details and will not enter homes to carry out checks. The guidance states that if someone claims to be from NHS Test and Trace and you have good reason to believe they are lying the police should be contacted.

Sources:

• Self-isolation compliance checks after international travel

• New government service launched to support quarantine compliance

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