Business bosses to be exempted from self-isolating upon arriving in England


Business bosses are to be exempted from quarantining measures while visiting England.

The move was announced in a tweet by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

Also exempted are those bosses at firms planning to invest as well as those returning.

In each case, the business trips must result in a deal which creates or preserves 50 jobs or leads to a £100,000 investment or order, according to the Department for Transport.

Travellers will have to demonstrate in an exemption letter that they are delivering these business benefits to the UK.

This letter will be checked by police or Border Force.

When in England, the government said, executives will be exempt from the normal quarantine rules only in the course of a “specific business activity” that will benefit the UK economy.

This news comes a day after Pfizer/BioNTech was given the green light to role out it’s vaccine across the UK.

The relaxing of the quarantining rule is especially positive news for bosses from countries that are not on the UK’s list of travel corridors without having to isolate for 14 days on arrival.

Other category of people on the list are performing arts workers, TV production staff, journalists and recently signed sports professionals.