STAFF at Barnsley Hospital have urged the public to follow government advice and quarantine after returning from abroad.

Those returning from holidays abroad are now encouraged to self-isolate for 14 days after their return to help limit the spread of the virus.

Travellers arriving in the UK from France, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, and the Bahamas will be required to enter into self-isolation once they return home.

Once in self-isolation, public transport should not be used and visitors, with the exception of medical staff, are not permitted inside your house.

Visiting the supermarket is also not allowed.

A number of people are exempt from the quarantine rules. These are:

  • Road haulage and freight workers

  • Seasonal agricultural workers if they self-isolate where they are working

  • UK residents who ordinarily travel overseas at least once a week for work

To find a list of countries currently exempt from the self-isolation rule, click here.