What are the quarantine rules if you return to the UK from abroad?

Our readers have asked us to explain the guidance around self-isolating if you have visited another country.

Facebook post on lockdown rule changes are right for certain parts of England

As of 31 July, the lockdown rules changed for people in Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

It’s not true that employees who have to quarantine cannot be ‘penalised’

Dominic Raab wrongly claimed people cannot be ‘penalised’ by employers if they have to quarantine after being abroad.

When did lockdown begin in the UK?

Matt Hancock claimed lockdown began a week before Boris Johnson instructed the country to ‘stay at home’.

Cohabiting grandparents cannot bubble with a couple and their grandchildren

The Prime Minister suggested that grandparents could bubble with the household containing their grandchildren. This isn’t always allowed.

Independent SAGE’s estimated death rate is too high

And it is wrong to say that the government would be happy with it

What is the guidance on face coverings and how has it changed?

As face coverings are soon to become mandatory in shops in England, Full Fact takes a look at the guidance and how it has changed.

Government issues contradictory advice on travel quarantine

The government has given conflicting advice about who needs to quarantine after travelling home from abroad from 10 July.

What did lockdown rules say when these Labour MPs are claimed to have broken them?

These Labour MPs have either apologised for or defended their actions during lockdown.

The limits of what we can say about early lockdowns

Analysis comparing countries’ excess deaths tallies based on when they locked down needs to be put into context.

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