Amber list holiday warning: 30k home visits made in a WEEK to check Brits are isolating

Matt Hancock issues warning over amber list restrictions

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The Health Secretary revealed that 30,000 home visits have been carried out over the past week to make sure quarantine measures are being followed. Matt Hancock told the Downing Street coronavirus briefing on Wednesday that Britons who have booked to go to a country on the Government’s amber list must book a virus tests on their return and self-isolate if the result is positive.

The Health Secretary said: “If you go to an amber list country if you come back you have to go through the testing regime.

“You have to quarantine.

“And I can tell you that we have in the last week done 30,000 home visits to check that people are quarantining.

He added: “You should only go to a red list country or an amber list country if you have exceptional circumstances.”

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Mr Hancock continued: “The purpose of the green list is that we have looked around the world at the countries where we think that it is safe to travel.

“Both from the point of view of having no or very very low variants of concern and a low case rate 

“Just as we have here in the UK.”

The quarantine warning came after Environment Secretary George Eustice sparked confusion when he appeared to contradict the Government’s travel advice on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme.

 

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