Spain quarantine measures

Please be aware of the risks associated with travel for the foreseeable future

The Government has announced that quarantine measures apply to those returning from mainland Spain, including the Canary and Balearic Islands, such as Majorca and Ibiza.

We know that a number of colleagues were and are in Spain when this announcement was made.

We support the need for colleagues to follow Government rules and quarantine for the required period. Therefore, absence should be covered by taking additional annual holiday, unpaid other time off or, where possible, working from home.

Click here to view the latest Government travel advice.

The Government has also said that it may make similar decisions for other countries at short notice. If colleagues choose to travel, they should do so knowing that quarantine when they return is a possibility and they will need to work from home where possible, take annual leave or unpaid leave.

Our current approach to annual leave continues to apply – all pre-booked leave must be taken as previously agreed.

If you are concerned about the financial impact of your absence, the Rowland Hill Fund may be able to help. The Fund can be contacted at

Please be aware of the risks associated with travel for the foreseeable future. Travel and quarantine advice can change quickly. This could mean:

  • Travel to your planned holiday destination is prevented before you travel.
  • You need to quarantine/self-isolate on return at short notice.
  • Hotels or towns are put into lockdown, impacting your ability to return to the UK on your scheduled date.

We will continue to monitor the Government and public health advice and communicate where required.

The latest up-to-date information and advice can be found within our Questions & Answers document.

29 Jul 2020