When entering the UK, what do the 10-day isolation measures mean, and do they apply to me?

Visitors and UK residents, when entering the UK either by plane, boat, or train, visitors, will be required to provide their journey, contact and accommodation details when they arrive. They must also self-isolate at their place of residence for the first 10 days. This is a change to the previous requirement of 14 days. An exception is anyone who is due to leave the UK before the 10 days are over. They can leave the UK providing they do so directly

The previous scheme of “travel corridors” or “air bridges”, which exempted arrivals from certain countries from isolating, has been suspended. The isolation requirements currently apply to all arrivals in the UK. The Test and Release scheme does however allow travellers who take a private coronavirus test in England after five days and test negative to then leave quarantine. The test must be booked before entering the UK and cannot be an NHS one. Certain jobs do carry an exemption from the isolation requirement; the GOV.UK website has a full list of these.