Dec 6 – 8, 2021
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COVID-19: entering England

Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The UK government’s current guidance on entering England during coronavirus (COVID-19) on the GOV.UK website is updated regularly, all sections of the guidance are available here: Entering England from another country during coronovirus (COVID-19)

What you need to do when you travel to England depends on whether you qualify as fully vaccinated or not.  Please use the links below to check what you need to do.

To qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England, you must have proof of full vaccination with a full course of an approved vaccine. The proof must have been issued by either:

There are also different rules if you have been in a red list country or territory in the last 10 days and you may not be allowed to enter England.

 

Do you qualify as fully vaccinated?

  1. complete a passenger locator form - to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
  2. BEFORE YOU TRAVEL: book and pay for a Covid-19 test to be taken before the end of day 2 in England, the links to book this test are on this page - what you need to do if you are FULLY vaccinated . You may choose a lateral flow or a PCR test:
  • When asked to select where you want to take your test, select 'North West England'
  • For ‘Testing Method’ if you would like the test to be posted to the hotel, the Regency Hyatt Manchester, select ‘Self swab at home’
  • If you chose to have the test sent to the hotel you will need to enter a separate billing address and the hotel address as the delivery address – please ask for the test to be addressed to you and send to:  Hyatt Regency Manchester,  55 Booth Street West, Manchester UK, M15 6PQ
  • Important:  if you order a test to be sent to the hotel, please email projectmanager@montecarlonet.org  advising your test will be posted to the Hyatt Regency Manchester.  We have to provide a list of the guests who have arranged for their tests to be posted to the hotel.

 

Not fully vaccinated?

  • You can still travel to England if you do not qualify as fully vaccinated but you must follow different rules, which you will find here what you need to do if you are NOT fully vaccinated
  • Rules at link above include that anyone who is NOT fully vaccinated has to quarantine for 10 days when they arrive in England.  Therefore, if you do not qualify as fully vaccinated and were only planning to travel to the UK to attend the MCnet meeting, you may want to consider joining the meeting remotely from your home institution. 

 

Been in a red list country or territory in the last 10 days?  There are different rules and you may not be allowed to enter England, check here:   Red list countries and territories and rules

 

If you test positive for Covid-19 while you are in Manchester: 

  • Please notify Mike Seymour and Ann Durie as soon as possible by email to projectmanager@montecarlonet.org   so they can support you.
  • Follow the UK governments rules here Tested postive for Covid-19?  UK government rules  - these include:
    • If initially you booked or took a lateral flow test positive, you must take a PCR test to confirm the result. You must self-isolate until you get the result of the PCR test.       
    • If the PCR test result is positive, you must self-isolate for 10 full days. The day you took the lateral flow test is day 0. Members of your household may also be asked to self-isolate.
    • If you booked a PCR test and the result is positive, you must self-isolate for 10 full days. The day of the test is day 0. Members of your household may also be asked to self-isolate.