In new Coronavirus issued on 29th July 2020 the Home Office has announced, at very short notice, a “ grace period “ for those whose leave will expire before or on 31st July 2020. This is to enable them to make arrangements to leave . Their conditions of stay will remain the same as before they were before their leave expired- so if they were able to work or rent accommodation previously they will be able to carry on doing so until they are able to leave.
There is no need to contact the Home Office to ask for leave until 31st August nor to tell them when it is possible to leave the UK.
Those who intend to leave the UK but who can not do so before 31st August can ask for extra time to stay- or “ exceptional indemnity.” They will need to contact the Home Office Immigration Team and to explain why they are unable to leave. This could for example be proof of testing positive for coronavirus.
Full details can be found in the link to the guidance below.
Please contact us for further information about this or for any other immigration question arising from the Pandemic.