Saturday 20 March 2021 / 2:11 PM Coronavirus / Nick Thomas-Symonds

Shadow Home Secretary demands move to comprehensive hotel quarantine system as European Covid cases rise

Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas Symonds, has responded to rising Covid cases in many European countries by calling for “a comprehensive hotel quarantine system, without further delay” to “protect the progress made by the vaccine”.

Nick Thomas Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, said:

“The renewed surges of Covid across Europe are really worrying. The UK’s first priority has to be to protect the progress made by the vaccine – that means we need a comprehensive hotel quarantine system without further delay.

“Of course we all want international travel to resume, but safety has to come first. It is too early to say if there can be any changes to travel advice on 17 May, as numbers in many European countries are increasing so sharply. We have to be led by the science, not arbitrary dates.”