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Quarantine police

Yes, they are checking.

I traveled back from the US on Monday, filled out the required forms online and on the plane.

Two men arrived at my door today (unmarked car, not in uniform), presented police badges, and asked for my passport and documents. Asked where my husband was (he's staying with family elsewhere) and reviewed the rules and penalty for not complying with quarantine (10k).

One of the gents was wearing a Florida t-shirt, which I thought was funny. He did not. They took my trash out for me, so that was nice.

Just an FYI
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Old 15.08.2020, 20:02
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I'm glad to hear there are checks because there are none going on in Britain. Someone I know went to their holiday place in Spain for 2 weeks and came back, but they weren't that bothered about the self quarantine situation and there is nobody enforcing anything.
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Old 15.08.2020, 20:11
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I'm glad to hear there are checks because there are none going on in Britain. Someone I know went to their holiday place in Spain for 2 weeks and came back, but they weren't that bothered about the self quarantine situation and there is nobody enforcing anything.
I know of two people who were checked up on in the UK.
I think it probably depends on where you live.
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They didn't fine you for opening the door to strangers?
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Re: Quarantine police

Yes, I also know someone who returned from a holiday in a country on The List, and two or three days' later the police arrived to check, and questioned everyone who lived in the household. Fortunately, by then, the traveller had had a test, and was negative, but is going through the quarantine, anyway, because the police reiterated that it was compulsory.
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Re: Quarantine police

The people I know are returning to Spain in 2 weeks time and say they are not bothered about the rules as they're not being policed.

What really annoys me about the laxity of things is that at the start of the lockdown in Scotland my sister and brother were having to check up on our 97 year old aunt who lives alone and has no other family near her. Someone my brother thought was a friend reported them to the police and he was contacted and lectured about it. He asked the police if they were supposed to leave our very elderly aunt to her own devices and the police constable pretty much just said yes and this was a caution. For the record, they both met the UK Gov criteria on looking after her. Our aunt stopped eating with the worry of thinking her support system was going to be cut off and has gone down to about 4 and half stone.

Aunt recently fell out of bed and lay on the floor for 9 hours before she was found. She had to have surgery within 48 hours (hip fracture) and it looks like she'll now be transferred to a care home as she has pretty much given up. This whole pandemic situation is causing so much misery, she's like a second mum to me (mine died when I was 19) and I won't even be able to go home for the funeral if she dies.
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Yes, I also know someone who returned from a holiday in a country on The List, and two or three days' later the police arrived to check, and questioned everyone who lived in the household. Fortunately, by then, the traveller had had a test, and was negative, but is going through the quarantine, anyway, because the police reiterated that it was compulsory.
How is a negative test useful. If someone was exposed, a test could be negative for up to 14 days in 99% of cases. If the traveller has a negative test in that time, they could still have virus in their body multiplying, just below the testing threshold.
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They didn't fine you for opening the door to strangers?
You wouldn't be able to open the door in Canada because of quarantine rules. My cousin had to do a 14-day one with his family, but because the neighbours got suspicious, the police was called. They had to shout from the backyard that they were in quarantine and the police had to call them on a cell phone to communicate. It was a ridiculous situation, but again, what's the point of quarantine if they're sending people to check up on them and pass documents back and forth.
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They didn't fine you for opening the door to strangers?
they should bang on the door and insist you open up... and then fine you for opening up!
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I know of two people who were checked up on in the UK.
I think it probably depends on where you live.
I take no chances in the UK and therefore always wear my Dominic Cummings face mask at all times !!
Also got the T-Shirt as well.

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I'm glad to hear there are checks because there are none going on in Britain. Someone I know went to their holiday place in Spain for 2 weeks and came back, but they weren't that bothered about the self quarantine situation and there is nobody enforcing anything.

I've flown back to the UK 6 times now in the last two months and not once has anyone at border control remotely checked anything. Walked straight through e-gates.

The only ones who have even asked about them have been Easyjet staff who have on occasion handed out paper copies to people who didnt have one on the plane.
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Quarantine pigs? They are taking risks to protect you! I’d rather have stormtroopers than Covid!
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asked for my passport and documents. Asked where my husband was (he's staying with family elsewhere) and reviewed the rules and penalty for not complying with quarantine (10k).

Which documents did you need to present? I am coming back to Switzerland from the United States for school, I'll have my visa and enrollment verification from the school. Is there anything else I would need? I won't have access to a printer so I need to be as prepared as possible!
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Which documents did you need to present? I am coming back to Switzerland from the United States for school, I'll have my visa and enrollment verification from the school. Is there anything else I would need? I won't have access to a printer so I need to be as prepared as possible!

Have you been in touch with the School and your Embassy? I was under the impression that the ban on all USA citizens entering Switzerland had not been lifted? Are students an exception?
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Which documents did you need to present? I am coming back to Switzerland from the United States for school, I'll have my visa and enrollment verification from the school. Is there anything else I would need? I won't have access to a printer so I need to be as prepared as possible!
They asked for a passport and residency card. I would imagine your passport/proof of enrollment/visa would be fine. But as Jackie mentioned, contact the Embassy just to be sure.
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Are there any rules about quarantine of the people who already had Covid?

If I was tested positive 1 month ago for Covid antibodies, and if I was in contact with a Covid-infected person, do I need to go into the quarantine?

If I am flying from the high-risk country and arriving into the household which just recovered from the Covid infection, do I need to quarantine from them?

If I tested as antibody positive and arriving into the household which just recovered from the Covid infection, and the person on the plane next to me tested Covid positive, then who should/shouldn’t be quarantined?

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Are there any rules about quarantine of the people who already had Covid?

If I was tested positive 1 month ago for Covid antibodies, and if I was in contact with a Covid-infected person, do I need to go into the quarantine?

If I am flying from the high-risk country and arriving into the household which just recovered from the Covid infection, do I need to quarantine from them?

If I tested as antibody positive and arriving into the household which just recovered from the Covid infection, and the person on the plane next to me tested Covid positive, then who should/shouldn’t be quarantined?
There are starting to be (reliable, scientific) reports of re-infection of individuals. So I suspect the official answer will be "we don't know for sure, so treat everyone as at-risk, even if they have previously had infection"
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