Labour has criticised the government for its delay in implementing quarantine measures for all UK arrivals.
Last week, government sources said all travellers arriving in the UK from abroad, including citizens, would be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Over 100,000 people have arrived in the UK since the lockdown began on 23rd March.
The prime minister confirmed the new quarantine measures in his statement to the nation on Sunday evening but refused to say when they would be enforced. France has already been exempted.
Shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy has written to Dominc Raab demanding to know why the new rules have not yet been introduced.
The decision to delay quarantine measures is inexplicable. The government must take measures to keep people safe – not in a month, but now. pic.twitter.com/eEMjCEuzsP— Lisa Nandy (@lisanandy) May 12, 2020
Nandy has also called on the government to publish its scientific advice on quarantines and made several recommendations, including testing passengers before they board flights and implementing social distancing on flights.