We value the enormous contribution made by the many nurses and health care professionals from EU countries, who work with us every day, supporting our clients by delivering the highest standards of compassionate care.
The European Parliament has now approved the terms of the UK's departure from the European Union which means the UK will leave with a Withdrawal Agreement in place and after Brexit Day on 31 January 2020 there will be a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will apply during the transition period until 31 December 2020 allowing EU citizens to continue to study, work and live in the UK post-Brexit
We’ve put together some information to help support you in any preparations you may need to make for 2021:
All workers from the EU are encouraged to apply via the EU Settlement Scheme. EU citizens and their families who live in the UK before Brexit day have until 30 June 2021 to apply for Settled Status, but we recommend that EU citizens apply as soon as possible. It’s free to apply and If your application is successful, you’ll get either Settled or Pre-settled Status. You apply by completing the Home Office online* form:
You may be able to stay in the UK without applying - for example, if you’re an Irish citizen or have indefinite leave to remain.
The Government intends to introduce a new immigration system from January 2021. During the transition period, EU citizens and their families can move to and work in the UK as they do now. Right to work checks for employers of EU citizens will remain the same as they are now.
For EU citizens arriving in the transition period, they can sign up to a new voluntary immigration scheme. The European Temporary Leave to Remain (Euro TLR) scheme will give EU citizens the ability to stay in the UK for 36 months from the date Euro TLR is granted.
The rights and status of EU, EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK will remain the same until 30 June 2021 and we will keep you updated on future changes but for now, please be reassured that there will be no change to working arrangements or checks that we make during the transition period.
Please be reassured that there will be no change to working arrangements or checks that we make, during the transition period up to 31 December 2020 and we will keep you updated on any further information that may support you following the transition period.
Once again, we appreciate your hard work, dedication and support and look forward to working together in 2020.
Thornbury Community Services
* Please note: You cannot use the online service to apply to the scheme if you’re not an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and you’re applying as:
- the family member of a British citizen you lived with in Switzerland or an EU or EEA country that is not the UK
- the family member of a British citizen who also has EU, EEA or Swiss citizenship and who lived in the UK as an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen before getting British citizenship
- the primary carer of a British, EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
- the child of an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen who used to live and work in the UK, and you’re in education - or you’re the child’s primary carer
If this applies to you, please call the EU Settlement Resolution Centre to find out how to apply. You’ll be asked a few questions over the phone before you’re sent the application form.