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Fairly obvious, the individual isolates and if he wishes to put his family at risk by isolating with them in the same household, then the whole family self isolates for 14 days or 14 days from the last household member testing positive or getting symptoms. The choice is the individuals.I live in north east Scotland (as do other members). Many neighbours travel overseas on/off for work on a regular basis in the oil & gas industry.
One was delayed coming home from west Africa for 3 weeks during lockdown - no advice at that stage to quarantine - but his wife (both adult kids recently moved out to live with partners) suggested he self isolated at home... hard work for two of them...
I have another neighbour whose hubby works in Egypt. His back to back was stuck there for 10 weeks (7 weeks longer than normal) whilst flights were sorted. Very lonely times for the family of his back to back... Now he’s out there. So when he comes home, do the whole house isolate? Or just him? They have children who (from my own experience) simply do not understand “please keep away” at the age of 6 and 9... for younger children it would be even harder... And the mother is deemed a critical worker so could be in work (although chosen to work from home at the moment)...
Again, another neighbour‘s husband is away 4/4 weeks in Kazakstan... family here are vulnerable adults.
I have not yet seen how quarantine affects oil industry workers.
This is quite complicated and no one solution fits all.
It's not rocket science although some seem to believe it is. Their choice.