“Quarantine” refers to the period of managed hotel quarantine that people had to undergo after travelling from a country on the banned travel list (also known as the red list).  

If a person returned to the UK from a country that is on the amber list of countries, they had to self-isolate at home or in the place they were staying for 14 days.  

See “self-isolating” in this style guide for people who have:  

  • symptoms of COVID-19 
  • a positive COVID-19 test 
  • been in contact with someone who has tested positive 
  • travelled from a country not on the banned travel list but have to self-isolate