The UK Government has enacted a Statutory Instrument enabling them to enforce the quarantine on arrivals to the UK from Monday 8 June. Part of this is a requirement for those entering the UK from most locations must complete an online pre-notification form. The web site is now up and available here. You do not need to complete the form if you travel from Ireland, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
Arriving passengers must self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival and are subject to checks, and fines for being absent without a good reason.
There is a one hundred pound fine for not completing the form, so keep that link close by.
You have to provide an address which must be:
- Your home
- The home of a friend or family member
- a hotel, hostel, bed and breakfast accommodation, or other suitable place.
You can stay overnight before travelling on the nominated address, but must give that address as part of the online form.
The so-called Dublin Dodge is deal I am afraid. The SI requires passengers who have been outside Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man, in the 14 days before their arrival in those locations must complete the form.
However, there are great swathes of people who are exempt from this requirement – the exemptions list is even longer than the one that was published in draft two weeks ago. You can check if you qualify here.
You can see the full SI here.
Interesting that you are allowed to leave your UK address before the 14 days quarantine is up, if you plan to leave the country. There are also other reasons why you are allowed to leave the address given:
During the period of their self-isolation, P may not leave, or be outside of, the place where P is self-isolating except—
(a) to travel in order to leave England, provided that they do so directly,
(b) to seek medical assistance, where this is required urgently or on the advice of a registered medical practitioner, including to access any of the services referred to in paragraph 37 or 38 of Schedule 2 to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020(a),
(c) to fulfil a legal obligation, including attending court or satisfying bail conditions, or to participate in legal proceedings, (
d) to avoid injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm,
(e) on compassionate grounds, including to attend a funeral of— (i) a member of P’s household, (ii) a close family member, or (iii) if no-one within paragraph (i) or (ii) are attending, a friend,
(f) to move to a different place for self-isolation specified in the Passenger Locator Form or a form equivalent to a Passenger Locator Form pursuant to an enactment in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland,
or (g) in exceptional circumstances such as— (i) to obtain basic necessities such as food and medical supplies for those in the same household (including any pets or animals in the household) where it is not possible to obtain these provisions in any other manner, (ii) to access critical public services, including— (aa) social services, (bb) services provided to victims (such as victims of crime), (iii) to move to a different place for self-isolation where it becomes impracticable to remain at the address at which they are self-isolating.