Guidance for frontier workers who want to continue working in the UK.
You’re a frontier worker if you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and you regularly commute to the UK because you are employed or self-employed here but live elsewhere. You’re able to switch between jobs.
This guidance provides information for EU, EEA and Swiss frontier workers who wish to continue working in the UK after 31 January 2020.
Working in the UK as a frontier worker
Being a frontier worker depends on you having employment or self-employment in the UK. You can keep your frontier worker status if you are not working and one of the following applies:
- you’re temporarily unable to work because of an illness or accident
- you were working in the UK but are now involuntarily unemployed, and are looking for work in the UK
- you’re in vocational training while involuntarily unemployed
- you’re in vocational training while unemployed, and the training is related to the work you carried out in your previous work
- you’re temporarily unable to work as a result of pregnancy or childbirth
- you’re on maternity or paternity leave, and you will return to your previous employment, or find another job, at the end of this period
You do not need to do anything to protect your right to come to the UK for work before 1 January 2021. You can continue working in the UK if you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss frontier worker.