Quarantine (self-isolation) for NHS Scotland staff returning to the UK

27 May 2021

Further to previous guidance issued, the guidance on quarantine/self-isolation has now been updated. NHS Scotland employees need to ensure they take account of both the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Scottish Government advice in regard to essential international travel. It is vital that every effort it made to prevent new COVID variants from entering the UK. As a result, NHS Scotland staff are advised not to travel to an amber or a red list country.

Staff who do not adhere to this guidance will not be entitled to paid leave if they are required to quarantine or self-isolate – except in cases of exceptional circumstances.

Please find updated guidance attached.