Because COVID-19 is not contagious if you’re a senior business executive, right?

Do you know what is “likely to be of significant economic benefit to the UK”? OPENING UP EVERYTHING:

From the UK notice:

Who is exempt

Certain senior executives that are performing activities which would be more likely than not to bring ‘significant economic benefit’ to the UK are exempt. Read the regulations for a full definition of a ‘senior executive’.

The exemption covers 2 types of senior executives (where they are undertaking qualifying activities in England). These are:

  • multinational executives – executives based overseas who are part of multinational firms and visiting their UK based subsidiaries or branches
  • international executives – executives of overseas companies normally based overseas who are seeking to undertake exempt activity in England related to either:
    • making a financial investment in a UK based business
    • establishing a new business within the UK

You do not qualify for the exemption if your activities can be done remotely (for example by telephone or email) or can be done by anyone other than you who would not need to leave self-isolation.

You are considered to be bringing ‘significant economic benefit’ if the work you are doing has a greater than 50% chance of creating or preserving at least 500 UK-based jobs in either:

  • an existing UK-based business which has at least 500 employees

  • a new UK business within 2 years of the date you arrive in the UK

It’s funny how this works:

“We’re all in this together,” our better love to tell us over and over again as they exempt themselves from the same guidelines everyone else has to live by:

And, apparently, you can’t get COVID-19 if you’re traveling to a global warming conference:

On Sunday, there was a major protest over continued closures in the nightlife industry, so maybe — maybe — people are finally fed up:


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