Coronavirus: Business secretary defends 14-day quarantine plan as opposition grows

Coronavirus: The Business Secretary defends the governments quarantine plan as opposition grows

6/1/2020 6:24:00 PM

Coronavirus: The Business Secretary defends the governments quarantine plan as opposition grows

The government responds as a growing number of businesses pile in to criticise the quarantine scheme for arrivals in the UK.

The Business secretary has defended the government's planned 14-day quarantine for arrivals into the UK in the face of growing opposition, telling Sky News that a range of exemptions have already been made to help companies.Alok Sharma said public health had to be the priority as the controversial measure prepares to kick in from 8 June, despite critics warning it will be unenforceable and damage recovery from the

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COVID-19shock to the economy.He was speaking hours after it emerged that more than 200 travel and hospitality businesses had now joined a campaign urging ministers to scrap the scheme.Business secretary: 'This is a sensitive time'They endorsed a

letter, sent to the Home Secretary Priti Patel last week by 75 bosses, which accused the government of a"poorly thought-out move" that would harm, in particular, a travel sector that is already cutting tens of thousands of jobs.Firms which support the campaign include London hotels the Ritz and the Dorchester, travel firms Kuoni and Inghams, and chef Jason Atherton.

AdvertisementGeorge Morgan-Grenville, chief executive of tour operator Red Savannah, who is leading it, said:"This is not just a group of company bosses complaining, but employees from bottom to top calling for the quarantine plans to be quashed.

"The extent of their pain is deeply worrying for our economy and our country." Read more: Sky News »

Imagine getting ready to go on your 10k family holiday then you get a phone call day before from NHS saying you’ve got to self isolate. What do you do then!

Brits with corona symptoms in Majorca & Ibiza face 14-day quarantineBRIT tourists who test positive for the coronavirus on Majorca and Ibiza face being ordered out of their hotels to self-isolate in apartments. The islands’ health minister Patricia Gomez also hinte… Ok thank you 🙄 Why don’t we just all stay at home and buy a paddling pool & see ye next year! Stay in the UK we have some really lovely beaches here and your money will help UK hotels and b&b get back on their feet along with restaurants and in the process you will find some lovely places

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Border dwellers grapple with English and Welsh lockdown rulesConflicting coronavirus regulations can make life complicated for residents and businesses It's the new, post-Brexit 'United' Kingdom. Everyone 'taking back control' 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 😉 Are they that thick ? I live on the border and I’m not confused thanks. I just continue to apply common sense and stay at home where possible.

Pret a Manger plans rent talks to save storesSandwich chain Pret a Manger calls in consultants to help renegotiate rents in a bid to save stores from closure What?! Save Pret !! Sad & unfortunate time for businesses. Everyone, please follow me!

UK restaurants weigh up alfresco dining plan over summer monthsPedestrianised areas could keep businesses afloat during coronavirus crisis, say owners What is Hydroxychloroquine How does it work a against COVID19 coronavirus Make more streets car free after 6pm!! An open admission that being outside is safer than inside with re-circulated cool, dry air. Funny how they're just afraid to admit that being outside, sans mask, or social distancing, is the safest place to be--especially in the summer. Sun/UV, heat and humidity destroy virus. ⚕️

Brits with corona symptoms in Majorca & Ibiza face 14-day quarantineBRIT tourists who test positive for the coronavirus on Majorca and Ibiza face being ordered out of their hotels to self-isolate in apartments. The islands’ health minister Patricia Gomez also hinte… Ok thank you 🙄 Why don’t we just all stay at home and buy a paddling pool & see ye next year! Stay in the UK we have some really lovely beaches here and your money will help UK hotels and b&b get back on their feet along with restaurants and in the process you will find some lovely places