Wednesday, April 24

Day: May 30, 2020

Govt told to scrap 14-day quarantine
Featured, United Kingdom

Govt told to scrap 14-day quarantine

    The Government has been told to scrap its mandatory 14-day quarantine for UK arrivals amid fears it will be unenforceable. New arrivals will simply be trusted to follow the new coronavirus rules and could bypass the restrictions through multiple loopholes, insiders have warned. The intervention comes as criticism mounts from aviation chiefs and MPs, with Boris Johnson’s former adviser warning it hangs the closed sign on Britain. From June 8, travellers arriving in UK airports and sea ports will have to self-isolate for two weeks or face a £1,000 fine - but freight workers and Ireland arrivals are thought to be exempt. But fears have grown that the quarantine will simply be ignored if adherence to the rules is taken largely on trust. I don’t think it’ll be enforce...