David Beckham proved he was back to work after flying to Miami with his family to celebrate the New Year as he took to Instagram on Saturday.
The former footballer, 45, who owns Inter Miami CF, prepared to kick off training with the club ahead of the new Major League Soccer season.
It was previously reported that David had flown to Miami with his wife Victoria via. private jet to celebrate the New Year, but sources also claimed the sportsman travelled abroad for business surrounding his football club.
Back to work! David Beckham, 45, proved he was back to work after flying to Miami with his family to celebrate the New Year as he took to Instagram on Saturday
Donning a mask in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, David was raring to get back to work managing his club ahead of the new season.
He wrote: ‘Grateful to be back in Miami. Lots of hard work ahead…New start, new season… Let’s go @intermiamicf.’
It comes following reports earlier this week that David and Victoria flew via. private jet to Florida to see in the New Year.
New opportunities: The former footballer who owns Inter Miami CF, prepared to kick off training with the club ahead of the new Major League Soccer season
The power couple are said to have embarked on the journey on Christmas Day, crossing the Atlantic in the safety of a private jet amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
They were joined by their offspring Romeo, 18, Cruz, 15, Harper, nine, and Brooklyn, 21, who is engaged to American actress Nicola Peltz, 25.
However, a source has claimed David, 45, flew to Florida with his wife Victoria, 46, and their children because he has business there with his footballer team, Inter Miami.
Welcome to Miami? David and Victoria Beckham reportedly flew via private jet to see in the New Year in Miami, allegedly celebrating at the £30 million mansion of Nicola Peltz’s family
The source told The Sun: ‘David and Victoria had been planning this trip for months. David needed to be in Miami in January on Inter Miami duty because it’s the start of the MLS pre-season, and he is helping recruit new players.
‘He also hadn’t been able to get there since last March due to restrictions so it was an important trip.
‘After spending Christmas morning at their Cotwsolds home – which was Tier Two at the time – they all took Covid Tests before safely flying from a local airport via private jet to Florida.
‘Once in the US, Brooklyn was reunited with Nicola, and the two families spent some lovely quality time together. Unfortunately, and in a scenario beyond their control, since being Stateside, lockdown mk iii came into effect.’
Family: They were reportedly joined by their offspring Romeo, 18, Cruz, 15, Harper, nine, and 21-year-old Brooklyn, who is engaged to American actress Nicola
As a result of the latest lockdown, which was announced since the New Year, The Sun is reporting that the stars plan to homeschool their children remotely in the US for the next several weeks.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for David and Victoria Beckham for comment.
According to Tier 4 rules in place that were in place over much of the UK before the New Year, travel abroad is restricted unless it is for business purposes.
With the same restrictions applying as the nation is plunged into a third lockdown, Brits currently abroad can return to the UK, but are required to isolate for five days after testing negative for novel coronavirus.
Across the Atlantic: Brooklyn spends time between the US and UK with his fiancée Nicola Peltz
The guidelines: Travel is forbidden under national lockdown 3.0
You must not leave your home unless you have a reasonable excuse (for example, for work or education purposes). If you need to travel you should stay local – meaning avoiding travelling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live – and look to reduce the number of journeys you make overall. The list of reasons you can leave your home and area include, but are not limited to:
- work, where you cannot reasonably work from home
- accessing education and for caring responsibilities
- visiting those in your support bubble – or your childcare bubble for childcare
- visiting hospital, GP and other medical appointments or visits where you have had an accident or are concerned about your health
- buying goods or services that you need, but this should be within your local area wherever possible
- outdoor exercise. This should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel a short distance within your area to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space)
- attending the care and exercise of an animal, or veterinary services
If you need to travel, walk or cycle where possible, and plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport. This will allow you to practice social distancing while you travel.
Avoid car sharing with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble. See the guidance on car sharing.
If you need to use public transport, you should follow the safer travel guidance.
You can only travel internationally – or within the UK – where you first have a legally permitted reason to leave home. In addition, you should consider the public health advice in the country you are visiting.
If you do need to travel overseas (and are legally permitted to do so, for example, because it is for work), even if you are returning to a place you’ve visited before, you should look at the rules in place at your destination and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice.
UK residents currently abroad do not need to return home immediately. However, you should check with your airline or travel operator on arrangements for returning.
Foreign nationals are subject to the ‘Stay at Home’ regulations. You should not travel abroad unless it is permitted. This means you must not go on holiday.
If you are visiting the UK, you may return home. You should check whether there are any restrictions in place at your destination.
Victoria caused stirs in April, when it was revealed she used the government furlough scheme for 30 of her workers despite family’s £335m fortune
Weeks after news came to light, she reversed the plan to seek £150k in taxpayer funds for two months and insisted her team’s welfare ‘means everything’
On New Year’s Eve last Thursday, David and Victoria led the stars bidding farewell to a ‘challenging’ 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, declaring ‘thank God it’s over’.
The duo both shared sweet clips to Instagram showing highlights from the past 12 months which included their brood clapping for the NHS, their son Brooklyn’s engagement and beekeeping with Harper during lockdown.
Taking to Instagram, Victoria penned: ‘Happy New Year!! And thank god it’s over! It’s been a very different year (and a very different Christmas) for so many of us but I’m still so grateful for all the memories we were able to make over the past year. Here’s to 2021! Kisses xx vb’
Meanwhile, former Manchester United footballer David also shared a sweet roundup clip of highlights from 2020.
Goodbye 2020! On New Year’s Eve, David and Victoria Beckham led the UK celebrities saying goodbye to the past year and welcoming in the next
He wrote: ‘Sending all my love wherever you are in the world. It’s been a challenging year that has taught us so much, especially what’s most important. Here’s to a brighter 2021. Happy New Year.’
Other moments from David and Victoria’s highlights included the former footballer meeting Captain Tom Moore, the fashion designer’s latest collection launch and lots of quality family time spent together.
Their son Romeo also wished his followers a Happy New Year as he posed loved-up snaps with girlfriend Mia Regan to the social media platform, penning: ‘I hope everyone has an amazing 2021 🙂 love u all.’
Days earlier, Victoria also shared an insight into her potential New Year’s Eve outfit as she modelled a grey dress on Instagram.
Travelling from Tier 4 areas: What are the rules?
- As of Sunday 20th December, if you live in a Tier 4 area, you can only travel internationally – or within the UK – where you first have a legally permitted reason to leave home
- If you live outside a Tier 4 area you may still transit into or through a Tier 4 area to travel abroad if you need to, but you should carefully consider whether you need to do so
- In addition, you should follow the public health advice in the country you’re visiting and should look at the rules in place at your destination and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice
- UK residents currently abroad do not need to return home immediately. However, you should check with your airline or travel operator on arrangements for returning
- For foreign nationals, if you are a resident in a Tier 4 area you are subject to the ‘Stay at Home’ regulations.
- You should not travel abroad unless it is permitted If you are visiting the UK and are in a Tier 4 area, you may return home
- You should check whether there are any restrictions in place at your destination
- Dubai is one of around ten countries which are now welcoming Brits without a quarantine on either side
- Visitors must be required to fill out a ‘health declaration’ form and provide valid health insurance on arrival
- Brits must present a negative PCR test result from within the past 96 hours, or take a test at the airport
Highlights: The couple shared some of their best bits from the past 12 months, including beekeeping with daughter Harper during lockdown and spending time with their brood
‘Thank God it’s over!’ Victoria said she was ‘so grateful’ for the memories that were made in 2020 as she shared her video, which included her son Brooklyn’s engagement to Nicola Peltz
The fashion designer joked ‘F*** it , I still want to look nice!’ as she teased that much like everyone else, she’ll be having a low-key celebration this year.’
It comes after couple and their four children were among the stars giving their followers an insight into their cosy family Christmas the week before.
The family were all sporting matching navy pyjamas with white piping, while a couple of members of the brood also chose to rock a pair of Ugg slippers and a hat.
David stood in the middle of the snap with his daughter Harper, wearing a red and white Santa hat, while two of his sons sported woollen North Face beanie hats.
Not all bad: Other moments from David and Victoria’s highlights included the former footballer meeting Captain Tom Moore, and lots of quality family time spent together in the country
Family: Former footballer David emphasised that 2020 had taught people what is important
In September, it was claimed that David and Victoria had caught coronavirus while splitting their time partying in the United States and the United Kingdom back at the beginning of March.
According to reports at the time, the football legend and his designer wife feared they were ‘super-spreaders’ after several of their staff also caught the virus, following two weeks spent jetting across the globe with their children.
The pair split their time between the States and the UK between March 5 and 19, travelling from Los Angeles to London to the Cotswolds to Miami and then back to the Cotswolds, with no way of knowing when in their travels they contracted the virus.
The Beckhams began the month in Los Angeles to watch David’s football club, Inter Milan FC take on Los Angeles FC in an away game.
The group then headed out on plenty of network and schmoozing events packed with people.
Days later, on March 5, the family flew into London and then travelled to their second home in the Cotswolds to celebrate son Brooklyn’s 21st birthday.
The family held a lavish £100,000 bash on March 7 at their home, which was attended by the likes of his fiancée Nicola, Emma Bunton, Gordon and Tana Ramsay’s daughter Holly and rapper Stormzy.
Following the party, the jet-setting family returned to the States as they travelled to Miami for the week.
And they’re off! It comes after the pair split their time between the States and the UK between March 5 and 19, travelling from LA to London to the Cotswolds to Miami and then back to the Cotswolds
Whilst there, David attended a swanky party attended by the likes of rapper Pharrell before overseeing business with his Inter Milan club.
Just a few days later, the family – excluding eldest son Brooklyn – returned to the UK to stay in their Cotswolds home on March 19, four days before the country went into lockdown.
FROM THE UK TO THE US: WHEN AND WHERE DID THE BECKHAMS TRAVEL?
MARCH 1: The Beckhams begin the month in Los Angeles to watch David’s football club, Inter Milan FC and attend several networking events
MARCH 5: The family fly into London and travel to their second home the Cotswolds to celebrate son Brooklyn’s 21st birthday
MARCH 7: The group throw an extravagant £100,000 birthday party at their home with a slew of celebrity guests including Emma Bunton and Stormzy
MARCH 11: The Beckhams return to the States as they spend a week in Miami attending parties
MARCH 19: The brood – excluding eldest son Brooklyn – return to the UK to lockdown in the Cotswolds
At some point after returning home both David and Victoria develop coronavirus symptoms and quarantine for more than two weeks
JULY 13: After being tested the family jet to Puglia, Italy for a holiday after their ordeal
However, it is claimed that upon their return the father-of-four began to feel unwell, while Victoria developed a sore throat and a high temperature soon after.
A source told The Sun: ‘It was an absolute nightmare scenario,’ explaining how David was in LA schmoozing on behalf of his club Inter Miami, when Victoria and their children flew over to support him.
‘They attended a couple of swanky networking events as David had promotional duties, and were shaking hands and kissing fans and various club dignitaries,’ claimed the insider.
The source claimed that several of the Beckhams’ team, including drivers, bodyguards and PAs – also fell ill, ‘a couple of them very badly so’.
According to the insider, Victoria ‘really panicked’ and forced the entire family to quarantine rigidly for more than the required two week period, defined by the UK government.
‘She was utterly petrified they might be super-spreaders, and did all she could to minimise all future risk,’ said the source.
It has also been claimed that, after making full recoveries, the couple checked in regularly with their team.
They allegedly sent ‘care packages’ to at least two staff members who were particularly badly affected.
The Beckhams then spent lockdown quarantined in their country manor, which boasts a swimming pool, hot tub, and of course a football pitch.
Their decision to spend lockdown in their second home angered neighbours, who accused them of being ‘selfish’.
However, the Beckhams defended their decision to spend lockdown in the country manor due to the fact they had already arrived there before the government issued the lockdown order on March 23.
Following their recovery from COVID-19, Victoria and David are said to have had swab and antibody tests to ensure they no longer had the virus, before jetting off on holiday to Greece and Italy.
David Beckham’s representatives declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline at the time.