COVID and New Asylum Seekers

The Home Office has been working to set up a response for new asylum seeker arrivals who are displaying symptoms of Covid-19.

This has entailed procuring dedicated accommodation which will be used to enable the self-isolation of all new arrivals displaying symptoms from across the UK. The Home Office are in dialogue with the relevant local authorities, CCGs and other statutory services about support for these services users.

Any new asylum seekers without symptoms will go into Initial Accommodation and then Dispersed Accommodation as usual.