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[/news/grant-shapps/index.html Grant Shapps] today announced a significant loosening of [/news/coronavirus/index.html coronavirus] travel restrictions which will see 'high-value' business travellers made exempt from self-isolation rules.
The Transport Secretary said business people returning to England from 4am on Saturday will not have to go into quarantine even if they have come back from a country on the Government's 'red list'.   
Mr Shapps said the move would allow 'more travel to support the economy and jobs' and will be subject to strict criteria. 
He also announced that 'certain performing arts professionals, TV production staff, journalists and recently signed elite sportspersons' will also be exempt from self-isolation from this weekend. 
High-value business travellers, tour hồ ba bể sports stars and performing arts professionals will be exempt from England's quarantine requirement for international arrivals from Saturday, Grant Shapps announced this evening 

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Mr Shapps tweeted this evening: 'New Business Traveller exemption: From 4am on Sat 5th Dec high-value business travellers will no longer need to self-isolate when returning to ENGLAND from a country NOT in a travel corridor, allowing more travel to support the economy and jobs.
Conditions apply.'
He added: 'From 4am on Sat 5th Dec certain performing arts professionals, TV production staff, journalists, and recently signed elite sportspersons will also be exempt, subject to specific criteria being met - guidance will be available on soon.'
The Department for Transport subsequently published details of the proposals and said people will have to 'meet a set of required criteria' in order to be awarded the business exemption. 
The Department said that it would apply to 'individuals undertaking specific business activity which would deliver a significant benefit to the UK economy - including activity that creates or preserves 50+ UK jobs'.  

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