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Travel Restriction Changes – What You Need to Know

Both the Scottish and UK governments have been advising against all but essential travel since March. However, this advice has been lifted for certain destinations that ''no longer pose an unacceptably high risk''.  Due to fluctuating numbers of cases of COVID-19, the decision to include or exclude destinations is being reviewed using the most up to date figures on cases for each country.

Updated guidelines in relation to entering the UK from an at risk destination means people will be required to quarantine for a 14-day period upon return. 

This will also include the requirement to complete a passenger locator form.

What does this mean for those returning to the UK who had travelled before restrictions were imposed?

Isolation / Returning to work / Employment – You will be required to self-isolate for the 14-day period upon return. This may mean that you will not be able to return to work, potentially meaning that you are away from the workplace for an additional 14-day period. 

You should discuss this with your employer in the first instance, highlighting that the decision was made after you had travelled. In some circumstances, you may be able to request to work from home (where possible).

Another option may be to request additional holidays or unpaid leave from your employer to cover the quarantine period. 

If your employer cannot facilitate any of these options, you are still NOT allowed to return to work.

For further information, visit our article HERE

 

Unfair Delivery Charges 

The Parcel Map and Interactive Data Hub is an innovative online tool which aims to improve transparency in delivery prices across Scotland. 

With recent increased awareness around unfair delivery charges, particularly in rural areas, this new multi-purpose resource allows individuals and businesses to check delivery prices against nationwide averages. 

Click HERE to find out how much delivery companies charge to ship to your address. 

If you believe you pay unfair delivery charges due to the area you live in, you can fill in a simple online form HERE. Relevant information will be passed onto the relevant authorities for further investigation. 

 

Coronavirus Consumer Rights

consumeradvice.scot has prepared comprehensive advice and information for consumers who have been affected by the coronavirus crisis.

This covers:

1. Travel

2. Cancellations of Concerts, Events & Entertainment

3. Deliveries & Online Orders

4. Planning for Shortages / Price Increases

 

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

 

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