Friday 8 January 2021 / 9:14 AM Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds comments on the Government’s announcement on mandatory Covid-19 testing upon entering the UK

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the Government’s announcement on mandatory Covid-19 testing upon entering the UK, said:

“This is a necessary step, as it’s vital to do everything possible to control the spread of the virus and any further strains.

“However, Labour has been calling for a comprehensive strategy on testing for international travel since April. Instead the Government has been lurching from one crisis to another.

“In that time they have lost control of the virus and risked leaving the nation’s doors unlocked against the possibility of different strains of the virus entering the country from across the world.”