Critics round on No 10 over ‘ridiculous’ rules for 14-day quarantine

Posted by on June 1, 2020 4:25 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Exclusive: Opponents claim exemptions to rules could mean great economic pain for little public health benefit

Tens of thousands of new arrivals to the UK will be able to go food shopping, change accommodation and use public transport from airports during a 14-day quarantine imposed to prevent a second wave of coronavirus, under draft plans to be laid before parliament.

The Guardian understands that about a fifth of people are expected to receive a spot-check to ensure that they are staying at the address or addresses they have provided to the authorities, but enforcement of the quarantine will be limited.

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