The British government has today introduced new 14-day quarantine rules amid its ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic.
People arriving in the UK by plane, train or ferry will be expected to fill in a form before entering the county and then must self-isolate for two weeks, or face a fine of up to £1,000 ($1,300).
The new rules, which are deeply unpopular with airlines and travel companies, will be subject to ongoing review, with the UK government committed to re-examining them on June 28.
Home secretary Priti Patel has said the quarantine measures are designed to prevent infections being brought in from abroad, which could lead to a second peak in COVID-19.
The rules will impact production restart plans in the UK if shoots are reliant on overseas cast and crew. The British Film Commission coronavirus safety guidelines, published last week, state: “Ensure UK government guidance on quarantine is adhered to immediately upon arrival.”
The protocols add: “Limit in-person contact with others, including other cast and crew, to phone and video calls during any required quarantine period.”
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