Returning from overseas

We have received a number of requests for information about students and staff returning from overseas and in particular from countries where the government has made announcements of the need to quarantine for a period of two weeks on return to the UK.

The guidance and list of countries involved changes quite quickly and we would advise anyone considering travel abroad this summer to continue to monitor the latest guidance which can be found here:

If you are returning from a country where a period of quarantine is compulsory you MUST NOT attend school for any reason within the prescribed period. Hefty fines have been announced for anyone not following the strict quarantine rules, more importantly, we all need to do everything we can to keep our school community safe.

Government advice at this stage seems to be against making unnecessary overseas travel. Therefore, staff traveling overseas between now and the start of the school term do so at their own risk. If on return from overseas members of staff are required to complete a period of quarantine that extends into the new school term, they will need to use annual or unpaid leave to cover the absence. Students will be marked absent. 

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and remind everyone of the current restrictions at key points as we prepare to return to a full school timetable.

Tony Halsall

Director of Business Services

Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School

& Sixth Form College


Selkirk Drive

Holmes Chapel




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