Parents of disabled child win fight against UK hotel quarantine

Family can return home to finish self-isolating after seven days in hotel following return from ‘red list’ country

A severely disabled child who was forced to go into hotel quarantine after returning from a “red list” country has been allowed to return home to complete their period of self-isolation after a legal challenge.

Before entering the UK, the child’s parents had applied for an exemption on medical grounds, providing evidence of their child’s severe and complex needs, but, having received no decision, they had to enter hotel quarantine on arrival. Their solicitors, Bindmans LLP, said the application was then refused without reasoning.

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