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Quarantine post holiday

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:17pm
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Joeymurf

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On Monday evening a friend of mine returned to Edinburgh. She had completed all pre travel paperwork and due to the quarantine restrictions that were imposed from Saturday night expected to have some sort of delay or guidance on her return to the UK. Amazingly she was not stopped, no paperwork was asked for, in fact she breezed through Edinburgh airport and on to her destination without encountering a single check. Can anyone tell me what on earth is actually happening as we are expecting a visit from some of our family but understandably they are reluctant to travel because of the UK government current stance.

Castleman

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:32pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:32pm

As someone living in Spain, and watching the news what's going on in UK I found it astonishing ,that if you do pass your paperwork to staff in England airports you can there carry on home ,and you isolation only starts when you get to your address ,so imagine if you have to use public transport .an example of this is people from Wales have a flight only available from Bristol airport ,this is only my opinion what should happen is people  who go through screening and temperatures high be quarantined at nightingale hospitals at  airports for seven  days, obviously people will reply saying it will be to many people  to deal with .

Castleman

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:41pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:41pm

the reality is if you travel from Spain to UK at moment 14 days quartentine, and spot checks could be made and you could be find if found breaking the curfew ,but the government then say you can go shopping for essential goods, and go to the chemist, if there no option,but yourself to go ,what on earth is going nobody knows that's the problem .

Movingon

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:02pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:02pm

"I found it astonishing that if you do pass your paperwork to staff in England airports you can there carry on home ,and you isolation only starts when you get to your address" 

And your alternative proposal is........? 

And it's UK or British airports BTW not just English. 

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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:20pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:20pm

Joeymurf wrote on Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:17pm:

On Monday evening a friend of mine returned to Edinburgh. She had completed all pre travel paperwork and due to the quarantine restrictions that were imposed from Saturday night expected to have some sort of delay or guidance on her return to the UK. Amazingly she was not stopped, no paperwork wa...

...s asked for, in fact she breezed through Edinburgh airport and on to her destination without encountering a single check. Can anyone tell me what on earth is actually happening as we are expecting a visit from some of our family but understandably they are reluctant to travel because of the UK government current stance.

And the same for family members Alicante to heathrow yesterday Not asked where from no one asking for papers Same as it used to be but fewer passengers. 

Castleman

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:12pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:12pm

Movingon wrote on Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:02pm:

"I found it astonishing that if you do pass your paperwork to staff in England airports you can there carry on home ,and you isolation only starts when you get to your address" 

And your alternative proposal is........? 

And it's UK or British airports BTW not just English. 

Movington smart arse,on my  post I did say could quarantine at airport nightingale hospitals , but noticed you selected what you wanted from my post as part of your post but anything anybody suggests ,is a new idea as we are all new to this environment ,so what's you proposal instead of belittling people posts instead of positive input 

craig245t

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:46pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:46pm

Here we go, I'll get my popcorn. It's about to kick off 😆😆

Only joking........

LeckyLes

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:26pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:26pm

Castleman, Movington is one of the Forums Devils Advocates , and true to his name as a Devil, he sometimes speak with a Forked tongue. 😀

LeckyLes 

Grannyrose

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:37am

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Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:37am

I haven’t been near an airport in months and like the rest of you expect that quarantining should mean NO ENCOUNTER WITH ANYONE IN THIS COUNTRY. However, that can't happen easily but it could be. The problem arises when people leave their home airport and have to make their way home. Do they travel on public transport? Stop off for fresh food in their local shop? Take the bus to the airport car park?  Probably all of these but the number of people encountered will be minimal and can be tracked. Should we continue with life and be carrying the virus, we would naturally encounter masses of people , day and daily. By being quarantined, less people will become victims to the virus. That’s the idea anyway so let us all do what we are asked and in due course, all will be well... again,I add hopefully. 

JohnGeorge

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:06am

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Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:06am

My wife and me returned to Manchester airport from Alicante last Tuesday and it was horrendous.  Three planes had arrived at approximately the same time and because my phone did not work, it took an hour and 15 minutes to get through the boarder controls. The authorities insisted information was completed electronically. Even those who had completed the electronic form, had two quques to clear, so I would estimate an additional 40 minutes to transit the airport. On arrive in Spain two weeks earlier,  I had completed the required forms at home and printed off the "QR" code and just handed this in, however passenger's who had not, just completed the form that was readily available (with pens) and were cleared in 10 minutes. The Spanish have a much more efficient method of transiting passenger's.

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