Thursday 4 February 2021 / 8:17 PM Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds comments on announcement hotel quarantining for “red list” countries is to begin on 15 February

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the announcement from the Government that its limited hotel quarantining for “red list” countries will start on 15 February, said:

“It is beyond comprehension that these measures won’t even start until 15 February.

“We are in a race against time to protect our borders against new Covid strains. Yet hotel quarantine will come in to force more than 50 days after the South African strain was discovered.

“Even when these measures eventually begin, they will not go nowhere near far enough to be effective in preventing further variants. As ever with this Government, it is too little, too late.”