Category: Coronavirus resources

Here you will find resources we have marked as relevant to coronavirus. These are either ILPA-produced documents or government guidance documents. Please look out for our regular emails on coronavirus issues to see where will be taking member feedback.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents (13 May 2022)

Updated to advise that applications for visit, transit, study, work and family visas are taking longer to process. This is due to UKVI prioritising Ukraine Visa Scheme applications. The updated information can be found below.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents (27 April 2022)

Changed the expiry date for a visa, leave or ‘exceptional assurance’ from 30 April 2022 to 31 May 2022.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents (11 April 2022)

Added ‘Global Business Mobility: Senior or Specialist Worker’ to the list of work and volunteering options below.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents (1 April 2022)

Updated details to highlight that the date of the exceptional assurance has been extended to 30 April 2022.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions (14 March 2022)

Information updated to state that if persons arrive in England after 4am on Friday 18 March they do not need to take any COVID-19 travel tests or fill in a UK passenger locator form. This will apply whether persons are vaccinated or not.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): student sponsors, migrants and short-term students (2 March 2022)

The guidance has been updated below. The changes are detailed on page 5 of the document.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents (15 February 2022)

Removed sections titled ‘If you work in healthcare and your visa expires between 1 April 2021 and 30 September 2021’ and ‘If you’re a pre-registration nurse or midwife on the Temporary Register in the UK’ as the concessions have ended.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions (10 February 2022)

The following job exemptions no longer apply: Aerospace engineers, BBC broadcasting transmission network and services, Business directors, Clinical trials or studies, Data infrastructure maintenance, Downstream oil facility workers, Electronic communication networks, Elite sportsperson (domestic and international), Environment Agency, Film and high-end television production, HS2 workers, IT and telecoms workers, Medicines (human and veterinary), Network Rail […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): jobs that qualify for travel exemptions (4 February 2022)

Changes to international travel rules for England mean the following job exemptions not apply from 11 February 2022: Aerospace Engineers, BBC broadcasting transmission network and services, Business directors, Clinical trials or studies, Data infrastructure maintenance, Downstream oil facility workers, Electronic communication networks, Elite sportsperson (domestic and international), Environment Agency, Film and High-end television production, HS2 […]