How does Scotland’s hotel quarantine work and what is the Managed Isolation Welfare Fund?


But Scotland also originally announced that a “Managed Isolation Welfare Fund” would be launched for those who couldn’t afford the charge. The Scottish government said details were being “worked through” on 9 February, while Michael Matheson confirmed in his parliamentary statement the same day that “we will develop a Managed Isolation Welfare Fund for travellers who may struggle to meet the charge”. However, since then, further information has not been forthcoming about who qualifies and how they can apply.

The Independent has contacted the Scottish Government for more details.

Do quarantinees get tested?

Yes. All arrivals will have already had to present a negative Covid test taken within three days of departure for Scotland. Upon arrival at their quarantine hotel, travellers will be given two UK home testing kits to be completed on day two and day eight of isolation. Children aged 11 and under are not required to take the tests, but they may if they wish.

Do the rules still apply to people who have had one or both coronavirus vaccinations?

Yes. And also to people who have recovered from Covid-19.

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