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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and entering or returning to the UK

From 8 June, there will be new rules in place for entering the UK because of coronavirus (COVID-19). The rules are for residents and visitors.

When these rules are in place, you will:

  • need to provide your journey and contact details when you travel to the UK
  • not be allowed to leave the place you’re staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK except in very limited situations (known as ‘self-isolating’)

Provide your journey and contact details when you travel to the UK

From 8 June, if you’re travelling to the UK you’ll need to fill in an online form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel.

You’ll be able to find the form on this page when it’s available – check again before you travel.

You might need to show that you’ve completed the form when you arrive at the UK border.

If you refuse to fill in the form, you may be fined. You also may not be allowed to enter the UK (unless you’re either British or a UK resident).

The government will use this information to contact you if you or someone you’ve travelled with develops coronavirus symptoms and to check that you’re self-isolating for the first 14 days after you arrive in the UK.

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If you develop coronavirus symptoms

Do not travel if you have coronavirus symptoms.

If you develop coronavirus symptoms when you’re travelling to the UK, tell the crew or driver on your plane, ferry, train or bus. They’ll let staff in the airport, port or station know, so they can tell you what you should do next when you arrive.

Self-isolate for your first 14 days in the UK

When you arrive in the UK, go straight to the place where you will self-isolate. Your friends or family can collect you from the airport, port or station. Only use public transport if you have no other option. If you do use public transport, wear something that covers your nose and mouth and stay 2 metres apart from other people.

You must not leave the place you’re staying for 14 days.

You can only leave if:

  • you need urgent medical treatment
  • you need support from social services
  • you need food and medicine and cannot get them delivered or get a friend or family member to bring them
  • you’re going to the funeral of a close relative, or for other compassionate reasons
  • there’s an emergency, for example there’s a fire at the place you’re staying

You cannot have visitors, including friends and family, unless they are providing essential care.

If you’re at home or staying with friends or family, avoid contact with the people you’re staying with and minimise the time you spend in shared areas.

If you’re staying in a hotel or guest house, you cannot use shared areas such as bars, restaurants, health clubs and sports facilities. Stay 2 metres away from all other guests and staff.

If you will not be able to safely self-isolate at the place you’re planning to stay, tell Border Force officers when you arrive in the UK. They’ll give you a choice of accommodation to stay at.

After 14 days

If you do not have any coronavirus symptoms after 14 days, you can stop self-isolating. You will then need to follow the same rules as people who live in the UK.

Check the rules for the nation you’re staying in:

Who does not need to provide their details or self-isolate for 14 days

You will not need to fill in the form or self-isolate for 14 days if you’re travelling to the UK from:

  • Ireland
  • the Channel Islands
  • the Isle of Man

The rules about who does not need to fill in the form or self-isolate will remain under review and may change in the future. You’ll be able to find more information on this page when it’s available.

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FG Okays N8.9bn Hazard Allowance for Health Workers

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FG Okays N8.9bn Hazard Allowance for Health Workers

The Federal Government (FG) has approved payment of additional N8.9billion to offset some parts of June 2020 COVID-19 allowance to all health workers in the country.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, disclosed this during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at the end of the meeting between the FG and the Nigeria association of resident doctors on Wednesday in Abuja.

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Ngige explained that the implementation of the payment of the special hazard and inducement allowance has been approved.

He noted that sum of N20bn already appropriated in 2020 COVID-19 budget has been exhausted, noting that the additional 8.9bn will bring the total disbursement to about N288bn.

Recall that resident doctors across the country had embarked on a total and an indefinite strike in all Federal and State hospitals in the country to press for its demands.

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F.G. Spends 20BN in Hazard Allowance Payment to Health Workers

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The federal government has revealed that N20 billion was spent on the payment of hazard and inducement allowance to health workers. F-G.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this in a statement on Tuesday. He said that the payments were made for April, May and June 2020 to the frontline health workers despite the economic crisis faced by the country during the COVID-19 period. F-G.

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The minister appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors to suspend its ongoing strike while noting that 6 out of 8 demands listed by the body have already been addressed by the government.

He added that the government expended N9.3 billion as premium for Group Life Insurance for Health workers, civil and public servants in federal organizations. F-G.

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STD, Teenage Pregnancies Increased in Ibadan During Lockdown

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STD, Teenage Pregnancies Increased in Ibadan During Lockdown

The South-West Regional Manager, Adolescent 360, a project of the Society for Family Health, Tunde Ogungbemiro, has said there was an increase in the rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) among teenagers in Ibadan, Oyo State, during the lockdown imposed to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Ogungbemiro said the group also noticed an increase in the number of teenage pregnancies during the same period and they should be taught about reproductive health in order to prevent them from contracting HIV, STDs and unwanted pregnancies.

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According to him, a large number of adolescents were sexually active contrary to the belief of their parents and guardians.

“Between March and May, we recorded over 16 teenage pregnancies in just six health facilities that we adopted in two local government areas. This figure is a sharp increase compared to the period before it.

“That tells us that a lot happened in other places that we did not capture. Also, all the health facilities were out of STD drugs during that time. Increase in sexual activities was not limited to the adolescent group alone, but sex among the adults and married couples was not part of our mandate,” he said.

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