School staff have been warned not to travel abroad at the end of this summer for a holiday, or they will face losing pay should be placed into quarantine during term time.
Schools are due to return back in September and the Department of Education have effectively barred teachers from a summer holiday abroad. The department said that schools should “avoid a member of staff having to quarantine during term time.”
They added, “Where it is not possible to avoid staff having to quarantine during term time, school leaders should consider if it is possible to temporarily amend working arrangements to enable them to work from home.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned on Tuesday that the UK must “act decisively” to protect us against signs that Europe has a second coronavirus wave.
Johnson defended the government’s position to impose a mandatory 14-day quarantine on holidaymakers returning back from Spain.
Johnson said there are clear signs that Europe is going through a second wave of the virus, he said, What we have to do is take swift and decisive action where we think that the risks are starting to bubble up again.”
However, the Prime Minister stopped short of telling Brits not to go on holiday to countries with high infection rates, such as Spain.
Instead, Johnson said it is up to “individuals” and “families” to decide where they want to go on holiday, and it is up to them if they want to risk going overseas given the current pandemic.
The Prime Minister said, “It’s vital that when people are coming back from abroad, if they are coming back from a place where I’m afraid there is another outbreak, they must go into quarantine.
“That’s why we have taken the action that we have, and we will continue, throughout the summer, to take such action where it is necessary.”