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07-06-21

Updated: NFCC's COVID-19 fire safety guidance for quarantined hotels

We have recently updated our Quarantined hotel guidance in relation to COVID-19. This follows government changes to countries people can and cant travel to without quarantining.  

It provides general information that should be considered by Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) in their dealings with hotels where they are being used for the purposes of quarantine.

On 17th May 2021, international travel arrangements changed to incorporate a traffic light system which permitted international travel to certain countries and in certain circumstances.

The following applies to those returning to England who have been in a country on the list in the previous 10 days:

  • Green list - are not required to quarantine.
  • Amber list – 10 day quarantine at home or the place they are staying.
  • Red list – quarantine in a managed hotel for 10 days although this might be extended in certain circumstances.
The guidance covers:
  • Staffing levels and training
  • Means of Escape limitations due to obstructions
  • Extended travel distances due to one-way systems
  • External access for use in emergencies
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