Quarantine Measures

Quarantine Measures Policy

The UK Government Policy enforces quarantine rules for residents and visitors entering the UK with the exemption of countries listed on https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors.

Seafarers should read: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules#seamen-and-masters-and-inspectors-and-surveyors-of-ships

The COVID-19 emergency requires all of us to work together in the national interest to protect the health and safety of everyone, jobs and our maritime economy. UKSA take safety of our teams, students and customers seriously. COVID-19 pandemic is potentially life threatening, we have therefore put social distancing measures in place inaccordance with COVID-19 government guidelines and requirements. UKSA will continue to follow government guidelines regarding COVID-19 prevention. As a result; this policy may be subject to change at short notice. Updates will communicated  by UKSA. It is everyones responsibility to adbide by this policy as well as related Procedures/Risk Assessments. Failure to do will be taken seriously and so may lead to disciplinary action.

As of 17th May 2021 UK travel corridors have been suspended and people travelling into the UK will have to provide proof of a negative COVID test from their country of departure. Countries have been rated as Red, Amber, Green and people must follow government guidelines according the zone there departure country falls into. People travelling from ‘Red Zone’ countries must self isololate in a UK Government COVID sanctioned hotel at their own expense.

1. UKSA Responsibilities

To ensure that all activities are undertaken safely and that this policy is clearly understood throughout UKSA. We will:

• Only accept students working/travelling from countries within the ‘Green Zone’.
• Test students as per government guidelines.
• review this policy at least annually or more frequently if significant changes occur.

2. Student & Employee Responsibilities

You will:

• provide proof of a negative COVID test upon entry to the UK.
• Take a Covid test on day 2 and day 8 of return.
• Follow national lockdown rules.